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38th ANNUAL WINTHROP UNIVERSITY INVITATIONAL BAND CLINIC
THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8-10, 2018
Mr. Robert W. Smith, Guest Conductor
Dr. Myra Rhoden, Guest Conductor
Mr. Donald Peach, Guest Conductor

Lorrie Crochet, Winthrop University Director of Bands
Doug Presley, Winthrop University Associate Director of Bands
Matthew Bratton, Jason Jackson, and Haley Willis Graduate Assistants

SELECTION
Three bands of high school performers will be assembled as the clinic performance ensembles. Students will be selected from a list of director nominations. Directors will complete the online Nomination Form, listing BEST musician first, your second best musician second, and so on. Directors will be notified of decisions regarding student selection during the week of October 15, 2018.

FOR STUDENTS
Two and a half days of activities will take place for participating students, including part and chair auditions, Invitational Band Clinic (IBC) Opening Ceremony (this is an event where participating students will receive their schedule and all important information regarding the remainder of the clinic), full ensemble rehearsals with expert clinicians, master classes with Winthrop University faculty, performances by Winthrop University ensembles, scholarship auditions for those interested, and performances by the clinic bands. NOTE: Students should apply only if they can fulfill the responsibilities of the entire Invitational Clinic, including audition, opening ceremony, rehearsals, and concerts. Students will not be excused for activities outside of the clinic. The Invitational Band Clinic is free and requires band director recommendation.

FOR DIRECTORS
A Directors Track will be offered during the clinic. Within the Track, session topics will vary and include sessions from the IBC Guest Clinicians, Winthrop Faculty and Staff, as well as other invited guests. The Directors Track schedule also mirrors that of the students, making it easy for a director to participate. If you have questions about registering for this Track, please contact Doug Presley (presleyd@winthrop.edu).

38th ANNUAL WINTHROP UNIVERSITY INVITATIONAL BAND CLINIC – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Dates/Times:
Thursday, November 8, 4PM-10PM
Friday, November 9, 8AM – 9PM
Saturday, November 10, 8AM – 5PM

Where: Winthrop University Department of Music, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29733.  Campus Map – CLICK HERE.

Cost: There is no fee for participation in the WU Invitational Band Clinic.

Parking: Parking passes will be given out free of charge at the Winthrop University IBC Opening Ceremony.

Auditions: Each student will be auditioned for chair and part placement by the Winthrop University faculty. Students are to prepare a short etude or an excerpt from a solo. Sight-reading and scales may be a part of the audition. Percussionists will sight-read only and should be prepared to play timpani, mallets, and snare drum.

Opening Ceremony: Clinic Informational meeting for ALL participants and Directors in McBryde Hall following band auditions. Featuring Winthrop University Jazz band IN CONCERT, with guest Artist In Residence Adam Larson – Thursday, November 8, 2018.

Lodging: Directors will need to make housing arrangements for themselves and their students. CLICK HERE for a partial listing of Rock Hill hotels and rates.

Food: Available on campus and within walking distance from campus. A list of restaurants will be provided at registration.

Winthrop Music Scholarship Auditions: Will be held on Saturday morning, November 10, 2018. Interested Seniors are to fill out an application and read the audition requirements no later than Friday, October 26 to arrange an audition time. CLICK HERE for information and and application procedures.

Concert: The culminating activity for students, directors, and the public will be a FREE concert on Saturday afternoon at 3PM in Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education, and Wellness Center on the Winthrop University campus.

Concert dress: School concert band uniform.

Clarinets: You are the featured section this year! CLICK HERE to access the clarinet music. You will be performing at a concert with the Winthrop University Wind Symphony on Friday afternoon, November 9 at 5PM. You will wear your IBC tee shirt.

Sincerely,

Lorrie Crochet

803/323-4612

crochetl@winthrop.edu

       

Doug Presley

803/323-4612

presleyd@winthrop.edu

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