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37th ANNUAL WINTHROP UNIVERSITY INVITATIONAL BAND CLINIC
THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9-11, 2017
Dr. Jack Stamp, Guest Conductor
Ms. Reid Hall, Guest Conductor
Dr. James Saker, Guest Conductor

Lorrie Crochet, Winthrop University Director of Bands
Doug Presley, Winthrop University Associate Director of Bands
Matthew Bratton, Jerry Smalls, 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. Online nominations were active until October 3, 2017 at which point nominations closed. Directors will be notified of decisions regarding student selection during the week of October 16, 2017. Again, when filling out the Nomination Form, please place your BEST musician first, your second best musician second, and so on. If you have any problems with the online form, please contact us.

FOR STUDENTS
Two and a half days of activities will take place for participating students, including part and chair auditions, 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. All participating seniors will be provided a lunch, courtesy of the Winthrop University Department of Music, on Friday, November 10.

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).

37th ANNUAL WINTHROP UNIVERSITY INVITATIONAL BAND CLINIC INFORMATION

Dates/Times:    Thursday, November 9, 4:00-10:00 p.m.
                          Friday, November 10, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
                          Saturday, November 11, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where:              Winthrop University Department of Music, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29733  (campus map)

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 WU 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.

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.

Scholarship auditions:   Will be held on Saturday morning, November 11. Interested Seniors are to fill out the application and read the audition requirements no later than Friday, October 27 to arrange an audition time. Use this link: www.winthrop.edu/cvpa/MUSIC/default.aspx?id=26134

Concert:   The culminating activity for students, directors, and the public will be a FREE concert on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in Brynes Auditorium on the Winthrop University campus.

Concert dress:   School concert band uniform.

Trombones:   You are the featured section this year!! A link to the music is available HERE. You will be performing at a concert with the Winthrop University Wind Symphony on Friday afternoon, November 10 at 5:00 p.m.. You will wear your IBC tee shirt.

Directors Big Band:   Rehearsal is Thursday, November 9 at 5 p.m., McBryde Hall.
Performance during the IBC Opening Ceremony, Thursday, November 9
at 8 p.m. in McBryde Hall (following Carolinas Wind Orchestra performance). Contact Dr. Tracy Patterson (pattersont@winthrop.edu) for more information.

Sincerely,

Lorrie Crochet                                                 Doug Presley
803-323-4612                                                  803-323-4612
crochetl@winthrop.edu                                    presleyd@winthrop.edu

 

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