A Music for All Affiliate Regional Concert Band Festival
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM (All Day Event)
Place: Roxbury High School, One Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ
Cost: General Admission $8
Children Under 4 & Senior Citizens $3
Family Max. $20
In conjunction with Music for All and The Music Den, the Roxbury HS Band Parents Association will be hosting the inaugural Metropolitan Wind Band Invitational (MWBI), the first Affiliate Regional Concert Band Festival of its kind along the Eastern Seaboard! This celebration of outstanding music will consist of performances by approximately 13 high school concert bands, including all three Roxbury High School ensembles. Each half-hour performance will take place in the Auditorium with the first band taking the stage at11:00 AM. The event will be divided into two parts, morning and afternoon sessions, with a short break in between.
This is not a competition, rather a valuable educational experience for participating ensembles to further their musical development. The Festival provides a place for growth, cooperative encouragement and mutual respect among music programs, students, parents, boosters and administrators. Directors select their own programs; there is no required repertoire. There are no ratings or rankings so directors and their ensembles are free to stretch themselves, reach for new heights, and strive for innovation, growth and excellence.
A panel of highly qualified evaluators will provide each group with a constructive, objective critique. Additionally, an evaluator will lead a 45-minute clinic with each ensemble after their performance. These sessions and performances will be recorded with a copy of the video given to the directors for future reference. Bands are encouraged to stay and enjoy the other performances after their designated time slot.
Refreshments and vendor merchandise will be available for purchase at the venue.
At 8:30 PM, the Eastern Wind Symphony (EWS), conducted by Mr. Todd Nichols, Artistic Director and Mr. Adam Warshafsky, Assistant Conductor, will be headlining the evening. EWS consists of professional musicians from the NJ, NY and PA area, including music educators, freelance musicians as well as a wide range of other vocations. Members of EWS are accomplished and talented musicians who volunteer their time and enjoy performing the most highly regarded wind symphony repertoire in this high-caliber ensemble.
Please visit www.RoxburyBands.org for up-to-date information.
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11:00 AM Part 1: Morning Session Concert Band Performances & Clinics
2:30 PM Morning Session Director / Evaluator Lunch And Meet N Greet
Mini Concert For Morning Session Performing Ensembles
3:15 PM Part 1: Awards Presentation / Set For Part 2
3:45 PM Part 2: Afternoon Session Concert Band Performances & Clinics
7:45 PM Afternoon Session Director / Evaluator Dinner And Meet N Greet
Dinner Break For Part 2 Performing Ensembles
8:30 PM Headliners: Eastern Wind Symphony Performance
9:00 PM Part 2: Awards Presentation