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2020 Fall Festival of Winds ONLINE Student Information & Sign-Up

2020 Fall Festival of Winds ONLINE Student Information & Sign-Up

 

Saturday, October 31, 2020 10 AM to Noon (Central Time)

Click here to fill out the Student Interest form and sign up for the event!

Registration will close on Wednesday, October 28, end of day. The Zoom link will be sent out after registration has closed.

 

The 27th annual Doane University Fall Festival of Winds will take place in an ONLINE format on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Because of COVID-19 and the cancellation of nearly every music event, we will offer an online alternate experience for you and your students in lieu of an in-person, face-to-face event. There were multiple factors that went into this decision including what Doane University and your schools would allow us to do. Given the tremendous uncertainty, organizing an online alternative is probably in everyone’s best interest.

Our Featured Guests will be:
Dr. Ray E. Cramer, Director of Bands Emeritus at Indiana University in Bloomington
Patrick Sheridan, Artist/Teacher Conductor and Co-Author of “The Breathing Gym”
Dr. Larry Blocher, Dean of the College of Fine and Performing Arts at Troy University
Dr. Frank C. Tracz, Director of Bands at Kansas State University
Dr. Alexander Wimmer, Associate Director of Bands

Our Instrumental Clinicians will be:
Flute: Bridget Hill – Instructor at Doane University.
Double Reeds: Ryann Johnson – Instructor at Doane University and Concordia University.
Bassoon: Rachel Villareale – Assistant Band Director at Derby High School and Principal Bassoon for Salina Symphony
Clarinet: Dr. Jennifer Reeves – Instructor at Doane University.
Saxophone: Dr. Andrew Janak – Instructor at Doane University and Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Trumpets: Tom Kelly –  Instructor at Doane University and Concordia University. Principal Trumpet, Lincoln Symphony and Plymouth Brass.
Horn: Kaylene Beal Diaz – Orchestra Manager and Second Horn with Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra and Adjunct Professor of Horn at Concordia University.
Trombone: Andy Strain – Trombonist with the East Bay Brass Band, Tamalpais Brass, and Instructor of Trombone at Mills College who lives, performs, and records in Oakland, California.
Tuba/Euphonium: Steve Steager – Instructor at Fremont Middle School (1989-2019). Principal Tuba for the Lincoln Symphony (2007-2009), Plymouth Brass, Palladium Brass, and the only tuba player to have won the James B. Peterson Concerto Competition held annually at UNO.
Percussion: Jim Krutz – Instructor at Doane University and Concordia University. Instructor for several high school percussion programs in the area. 
 

Students will receive instrument clinics with our Doane University applied instrumental faculty and a few additional professionals for both young and more advanced high school musicians. They will also have the opportunity to work with Patrick Sheridan. 

 

Saturday, October 31, 2020 Schedule:

There will be TWO TRACKS for Students

10:00 – 10:30 AM: Welcome and Keynote address by Ray Cramer for all students and directors

Track ONE for less experienced players
10:30 – 11:00 AM: The Essentials of playing  
11:00 – 11:30 AM: Better Breathing – Exercises to Improve Your Playing and Your Health with Patrick Sheridan
11:30 – Noon: College Students on the importance of Band
 

Track TWO for more advanced players
10:30 – 11:00 AM: Making the most of Your Time in College – A Discussion with College Students
11:00 – 11:30 AM: Better Breathing – Exercises to Improve Your Playing and Your Health with Patrick Sheridan
11:30 – Noon: Advanced Instrument Techniques for High School Players

 

FEES AND EXPENSES
There is no fee associated with the Fall Festival this year. This event is free to you and your directors.

If you have any questions, please contact Cheyenne Nelson at cheyenne.nelson@doane.edu.