26th Annual Invitational Band Festival
Friday, February 3, 2017
California State University East Bay is proud to present the 26th Annual Invitational Band Festival (IBF) on Friday, February 3, 2017 in the CSUEB University Theatre. A high quality and unique festival experience for your students, the IBF is a valuable educational event for both participants and observers. This year, we are thrilled to be joined by Dr. Terence Milligan (Professor Emeritus, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music) as guest adjudicator and conducting workshop clinician.
The IBF is a selective festival – only four bands will be invited to participate. This allows for each ensemble to get a generous amount of performance time, clinic time, and will enable each group to hear the other performing ensembles that day.
Each participating band will perform up to 20 minutes of music. Each band will receive recorded comments on their pieces, but following their performance on stage, will also participate in a 30-minute clinic with Dr. Milligan.
After lunch, all participating students will get to work with our distinguished applied faculty members in their specific instrumental area in a specially designed master class. During this time, the high school band directors will participate in a conducting workshop, which will feature the CSUEB Wind Symphony as the workshop ensemble and be led by Dr. Milligan and Dr. Gaudry. The day will conclude with a concert by the CSUEB Wind Symphony.
Registration forms are electronic and should be submitted by the band director no later than Wednesday, November 23, 2016. In addition, directors are asked to submit a recording of their current ensemble showcasing at least two (2) contrasting selections. Please send recordings to firstname.lastname@example.org either as an email attachment or an electronic link (Google Drive / Dropbox, etc.), no later than November 23. The fee for each participating band is $250.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Danielle Gaudry
Director of Bands