28th Annual Instrumental Music Festival
Friday, November 4, 2016
Once again, California State University East Bay is proud to host its annual Instrumental Music Festival (IMF) for high school students. Designed to provide an intensive one-day concert band experience, the IMF also allows students the opportunity to work with some of the outstanding CSUEB applied instrumental faculty. The Instrumental Music Festival, coordinated and conducted by Director of Bands Dr. Danielle Gaudry, will include a full day of rehearsals beginning at 8 a. m. and will culminate in an evening concert at 7:30pm, which will open with the CSUEB Wind Symphony.
Participation in the IMF is based on school band director recommendations as well as instrumentation. Directors are asked to recommend their most talented and dedicated student musicians in order of priority to assist in the decision-making process. While every participating school will be guaranteed at least two participants, directors are encouraged to recommend more than two students.
Recommendation forms are electronic and should be submitted by the band director no later than Friday, October 7, 2016. The list of accepted band members will be announced the following week. The IMF fee of $25 and official registration form will be required once students are selected. Music will then be mailed/dropped off to band directors so that students may prepare their part for the festival.
In past years, the IMF experience has proved to be incredibly motivating for students, particularly once they return to their band, sharing their excitement and what they have learned. We sincerely hope you will consider recommending students to participate in what will be a worthwhile experience for them.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Danielle Gaudry
Director of Bands