2012 JUNIOR WBC - November 30 & December 1, 2012
2013 SENIOR WBC - February 15-16, 2013
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 2012-2013 Wind Band Celebrations .PDF downloadable files)
This academic year 2012-2013 we welcome Junior WBC Band Clinicians - Joseph Hermann (Cookeville, TN), Laura Moates Stanley (Snellville, GA), and Lauren Denny Wright (Floyd, GA); and Senior WBC Band Clinicians - Eugene Corporon (University of North Texas) and Danile Schmidt (Northern Arizona University).
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Music, Theatre & Dance | Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts
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