2016 UCA HONORS WIND ENSEMBLE CLINIC – see below!
2016-17 Scholarship Audition Dates: December 9, January 27, February 10, March 10
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Band Day, 2016!
Thanks to all the participating schools at our 2016 Band. Congratulations to the following schools and their directors for participating:
|Hope High School||Bobcat Marching Band||Sid Barker – Director|
|Marshall High School||Bobcat Band||Betty Barnes – Director|
|Murfreesboro High School||Rattler Band||Kira Staten – Director|
|Bigelow High School||Marching Band||Chris Minette – Director|
|Hazen High School||Pride of the Prairie Marching Band||Johnna Creasey – Director|
|Central Arkansas Christian||Mustang Band||James Wilhite – Director|
|Mountain View High School||Fighting Yellow Jacket Band||Blake Henley – Director|
|White County Central High School||Bear Band||Saraya Rogers – Director|
|Huntsville High School||Marching Eagle Band||Michael Johnson – Director|
|Mayflower High School||Eagle Band||Ethan Shaw – Director|
|Danville School District||High School Band||Sarah Miller – Director|
UCA HONORS WIND ENSEMBLE CLINIC , DECEMBER 1 & 2, 2016
The UCA Honors Wind Ensemble Clinic will be held Thursday/Friday, December 1 & 2, 2016, in the Reynolds Performance Hall and Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center, UCA campus. Guest Conductor is Dr. Paul Popiel, University of Kansas. Students who participated in the 2016 All-State Band, 2016 All-Region Band, or recommended by their band director, are encouraged to apply for selection to the Honors Wind Ensemble. More information and application – click here.
The UCA Wind Ensemble…
can be heard on the new Charles Booker, Roger Cichy CD “Glorious Journey,” just released Spring 2015 by Mark Records. The UCA Wind Ensemble recorded the title cut for the CD, “Glorious Journey,” by Charles Booker. The world premiere recording of “Crossover,” commissioned for the Centennial Anniversary of the band, can be heard on composer David Gillingham’s webpage http://gillinghammusic.com/compositions.
Watch our UCA Music Department video HERE!