Music Department - St. Cloud State University

Music Department - St. Cloud State University

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ST.CLOUD STATE BAND FEST engages high school students with:

  • Masterclasses with faculty artists.
  • Music technology workshops with university faculty.
  • Mock auditions to help prepare for all-state and music scholarships, and
  • Large ensemble mentoring with university musicians.

Each visiting band receives two 45 minute clinics, the opportunity to hear other bands, and a special Festival Honor Band for selected juniors and seniors. The ST. CLOUD STATE BAND FEST is held annually every third Thursday and Saturday of November.

The Thursday of the festival is focused on local high school band programs while the following Saturday includes the Festival Honor Band and bands from farther away. Both the Thursday and Saturday festivals include performances by the St. Cloud State Husky Sports Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, Jazz I, and Percussion Collective.

For more information about the ST. CLOUD STATE BAND FEST contact the St. Cloud State Bands at band@stcloudstate.edu or Dr. Richard Hansen, Director of Bands at rkhansen@stcloudstate.edu or (320) 308-3022.

Nomination Form for Honor Band (For Directors) (pdf 16k)

Mock Audition Form (For Students and Directors) (pdf 14k)


Thursday, 15 November

  • 1:00P Pierz-Healey Registration
  • 1:30P Campus Tour for Pierz-Healey
  • 2:00P Pierz- Healey set –up in Ritsche
  • 2:20-3:20 Pierz- Healey Clinic with SCSU Band Staff Team in Ritsche
  • 3:30-4:15 Pierz-Healey Master Classes
                     Percussion on Ritsche Stage
                     Brass in Atwood TBA
                     Woodwinds in Atwood TBA
  • 4:30-5:15 SCSU Jazz I Concert in PAC Recital Hall
  • 5:15-6:30  Pierz Healey Dinner in Garvey
  • 6:30P Milaca Registration
  • 6:30P-7:00P Concert Prep (TBA)

    7:00P Grand Concert
    Husky Sports Band Drum-Line
    7:00P Pierz- Healey
    7:30P St. Cloud State Symphony Band
    8:00P Milaca
    8:30P St. Cloud State Wind Ensemble
    9:00P Farewells

 

Saturday November 17

 

8:15-8:50AM Registration & Sign-Up for Afternoon Mock-Auditions

 

Band III

Monticello

Band IV

Coon Rapids

Band V

New Prague

Band VI

Hawley

9:00 - 9:45

Perf - Ritsche

Listen Band III

Ritsche

Campus Tour

Clinic - PAC 113

9:45 - 10:30

Clinic - PAC 113

Clinic - Ritsche

Listen Band IV

Ritsche Aud

Campus Tour

10:30 - 11:15

Campus Tour

PAC 113

Clinic - Ritsche

Listen Band V

Ritsche Aud

11:15 - noon

Listen Band VI

Ritsche

Campus Tour

Clinic - PAC 113

Clinic - Ritsche

 

 

Bands III & IV

Bands V & VI

Noon - 12:45

Lunch

Garvey

Potpourri Recital

Recital Hall

12:45 - 1:30

Potpourri Recital

Recital Hall

Lunch

Garvey

1:30 - 2:15PM                Percussion Collective/Mock Auditions

 

 

Honor Band

Bands III & IV

Bands V & VI

2:15 - 3:20

Rehearse

Ritsche

Masterclass

Ritsche Classrooms

Technology

Recital Hall

3:20 - 4:30

Rehearse

Ritsche

Technology

Recital Hall

Masterclass

Ritsche Classrooms

4:30 - 4:45               Stage Presence / Announcements - Ritsche Auditorium

 

 

Bands III & IV

Bands V & VI

4:45 - 5:45

Dinner @ Garvey

Change Attire/Atwood/Email

5:45 - 6:45

Change Attire/Atwood/Email

Dinner @ Garvey


Saturday November 17 - CONCERT

  • 7:00 - 7:10 Husky Sports Band
  • 7:15 - 8:00 SCSU Wind Ensemble
  • 8:00 - 8:45 Festival Honor Band
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