It’s a busy, busy time for our band department this week as they prepare for the “Wind Band Invitational” being held at Capital University this coming weekend, Nov. 13 & 14, which includes a new music reading session for high school and middle school band directors. Registration begins this Friday morning at 7:00, with the Honor Band seating auditions starting at 8:00. The first reading session will be the “Director’s Reading Band#1,” directed by James Swearingen, Barry Kopetz and Jeff Keller. After the students have auditioned and seating assignments have been made, the bands will be in rehearsals throughout the remainder of the morning. The first reading band will start its performance at 1:30.
Throughout the two day event, there will be three reading sessions performed by the All Ohio High School Reading Band, as well as performances by Judi Guegold’s Crestview Middle School and William Thomas’s Lakota East High School bands. Friday evening’s concert will feature the Capital University Symphonic Winds and Capital University Wind Symphony. Each band will have a presentation of new concert band literature that has been chosen specifically for the clinic.
This extremely popular clinic weekend is especially helpful for 1st and 2nd year teachers, allowing participants to have a “hands on” experience with the latest and best new music. The featured composer/director this year is Ray Cramer, famed musician, band pedagogue and director emeritus of Indiana University. This weekend is great for brushing up on your secondary instrument skills playing in the Directors’ Reading Band (bring your own instrument) or sitting back in the auditorium and listening to all of the newly released music being performed. For more details please feel free to contact a Stanton’s representative or visit the clinics website. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!