Festivals for Band and Orchestra

Marywood Wind Band Celebrations 2013-2014

2013 JUNIOR WBC - December 6-7, 2013
2014 SENIOR WBC - February 21-22, 2014

Beginning in fall 2009, the University restructured its band festival event into a new ensemble experience for junior high students. Approximate 160 students participated in the two-day wind band celebration held at Marywood (Celebration Band and Honors Band). In 2010-2011, the program added a second, separate band clinic for senior high. Students are nominated by individual school music directors and final selections conducted by University music faculty. Each year we welcome nationally recognized band clinicians to Marywood to work with student participants and conduct the final concert on day two of the festival. The events are sponsored by Marywood University's NAFME Collegiate Chapter.

(see below for 2013-2014 Wind Band Celebrations .PDF downloadable files)

Marywood Wind Band Celebrations General Information.pdf

Senior Wind Band Celebration 2014 Nomination Form.pdf

This academic year 2013-2014 we welcome Junior WBC Band Clinicians - Patrick Burns (Montclair State University), Patricia Radecke (Mount Pleasant, SC), and Deborah Confredo (Sheldon) (Temple University); and Senior WBC Band Clinicians - Brian Balmages (The FJH Music Company) and Scott Tobias (University of Central Florida).

Past Clinicians: 2011-2012 - John Carnahan and Gary Markhan (Senior Wind Band ); Cheryl Floyd and Bryan Agan (Junior Wind Band); 2010-2011 - Eugene Corporan and David Kish (Senior Wind Band); Robert Sheldon and Tonya Milsap (Junior Wind Band); 2009 - David Holsinger and David Shaffer.

Contact Dr. David Romines or email at dromines@marywood.edu

Marywood Honors Orchestra

Approximately six students are selected by each school's music director to participate. Students are assessed by the sectional coaches during the first rehearsal and seating is assigned thereafter. Marywood strings faculty instructors Sophie Till (violin/viola) and Christiane Appenheimer-Vaida (cello/double bass) coach sectional rehearsals. During the two-day festival, students and teachers also have opportunity to participate in workshop sessions (e.g., Alexander Technique, Musicianship Skills/Performance Techniques for Student Musicians). ACT 48 professional development credits are available for teacher participants.

Contact Sophie Till at (570) 348-6268 ext. 2378 or email sophietill@marywood.edu