Concert Festival Series Updates for West Chester, Towson Univ. and Texas
Registration is now open for the 2022 USBands Concert Festival Series of events scheduled for March to be held at West Chester University and Towson University with each institution serving as a collaborative partner bringing top educators, performers and clinicians together for the benefit and development of music programs throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.
The events will be held on Thursday, March 17 at West Chester University and Thursday, March 24 at Towson University and will feature University faculty and special guest clinicians for a festival experience for Wind Ensembles, Concert Bands, Wind Symphonies and Orchestras from participating schools.
USBands has added the USBands Texas Concert Festival in Boerne, Texas on Saturday, May 7 to the line-up of 2022 Concert Festival events in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
Boerne Champion High School Auditorium will host ensembles from throughout the San Antonio and Austin region with special guest clinicians Richard Saucedo, John Rauschuber and Kyle Friesenhahn providing assessment, commentary and real-time post-performance clinics. Additionally, we are excited to announce the USBands Texas Concert Festival has been accredited to provide TMEA Honor Band and ATSSB OPS recordings.
Performing ensembles will have a 45-minute slot for onstage performance and post-performance clinic. The onstage performance will be assessed by three leading clinicians and receive recorded commentary and notes on their performance. One clinician will move with the ensemble to the post-performance clinic space for a 20-30 minute hands-on session to review the material and provide real time feedback on the student’s performance. Each ensemble will also be encouraged to watch other group’s performances to provide a live audience for the groups onstage and support their peers in these unique showcase events.
Registration for the event will be $500 for ensembles from USBands Member Schools and $600 for ensembles from non-Member Schools. Additional ensembles will be $450 for Member Schools and $550 for non-Member Schools.
Each ensemble will also receive a high quality audio recording of their performance for archival purposes and future performance submissions, as well as a plaque denoting their participation in these inaugural events.
In the inaugural season, performance slots are limited, so Member School directors are encouraged to register in order to reserve a performance time. Directors can register using the 2022 USBands Concert Festival Registration form.