High School Band Clinic Festival

Spring 2017 H.S. Band Clinic Festival
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

The University of Akron School of Music and University Bands host the annual “High School Band Clinic Festival” each spring – typically in early to mid-February (February 15, 2017).  The one-day festival includes a clinic session with a guest conductor, master-class sessions with The University of Akron Applied Faculty, a concert performance by the UA Bands ensembles, and a closing concert, featuring all of the participating bands.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Band Clinic Festival will once again be hosted by E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall (see on campus map).  All clinic sessions and concerts will be in E.J. Thomas.  Both the afternoon concert - featuring the UA Symphonic and Concert Bands at 3:00 p.m. and the evening finale performance at 6:30 p.m. is FREE and open to the public.

This year's guest bands include:

Band Clinician

Terry-AustinTerry Austin
Director of Bands, Virginia Commonwealth University

Terry Austin is Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he oversees all aspects of the band program and teaches courses in conducting and music education. Under his leadership, the Virginia Commonwealth University Symphonic Wind Ensemble has earned a reputation for musical excellence and has been invited to perform at many professional conferences, including the American Bandmasters Association, MENC (now NAfME), the College Band Directors National Association and the Virginia Music Educators Association.

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HIGH SCHOOL BAND CLINIC FESTIVAL

SCHEDULE

7:45 a.m.

H.S. Bands Arrive – E.J. Thomas Hall
Store all belongings – Cases / Coats / Uniforms
Goodrich Lobby

8:15 a.m.

BAND CLINIC
Strongsville High School Wind Ensemble
Brian King, Director of Bands

9:45 a.m.

BAND CLINIC
Twinsburg High School Concert Band
Ryan Bonitz, Director of Bands

11:15 a.m.

BAND CLINIC
North Royalton Wind Ensemble
David Vitale, Director of Bands

12:30 p.m.

Lunch – provided at Rob’s Dining Hall

1:45 p.m.

FACULTY CLINIC SESSIONS

Flute – Room 05
Oboe – Room 141
Bassoon – Room 304
Saxophone – Room 299
Trumpet – GRH
Horn – Room 149
Trombone – Room 09
Percussion – Room 20
Clarinet – PAH (E.J.)
Euph/Tuba – E.J. Lobby

3:15 p.m.

UA SYMPHONIC & CONCERT BANDS CONCERT
E.J. Thomas Hall

4:15 p.m.

H.S. Bands & UA Bands
Combined Rehearsal for Evening Concert
E.J.Thomas Hall

5 p.m.

DINNER
UA Student Union

6 p.m.

ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Change into Uniform for Concert Performance
2nd Floor Dressing Rooms

6:30 p.m.

CONCERT

8:15 p.m.

Load Busses – Depart for Home