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Wind Symphony & High School Honor Band Festival Concert 

Saturday, February 22, 2019
Regina Auditorium
1st floor of Regina Complex  
7:30-8:30 p.m. 

Free admission

Click here for the 2019 Festival Concert Program
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2019 Clinician info coming soon!


Festival Information

Friday-Saturday, February 21-22, 2019. 
$50 per student (includes music, meals, t-shirt, and clinician fees)
Housing is not provided.

High School students will have the opportunity to rehearse in an exclusive ensemble with high class conductors, participate in masterclasses with NDC Applied Faculty, and perform in a joint public concert with the NDC Wind Symphony. Students must be nominated for this honor. Instrumental directors should check their students’ availability prior to submitting their nomination. The online Honor Band Festival Nomination Form must be filled out by the high school director and submitted by February 1, 2019.

Auditions will be held on the day of the festival. Audition materials will consists of an etude, major scales, and sight-reading. Materials will be emailed in December.

We hope that you’ll be a part of this incredible weekend of music-making!

Audition Materials

Students will be asked to audition on their full range chromatic scale, two major scales (selected from C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, and Db concert), and “Highlander Heaven”. All of “Highlander Heaven” should be prepared. CLICK HERE FOR AUDITION MATERIALS.


Michael Krueger
Director of Instrumental Studies

Schedule of Events

Friday, February 21st
2 p.m.: Registration and Placement Auditions
5 p.m.: Dinner
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Opening rehearsal with Michael Krueger, Zac Sweeney, and Brett Dawson

Saturday, February 22nd
9 a.m.: Rehearsal #2
Noon: Lunch
1 p.m.: Masterclasses with NDC faculty
1 p.m.: Directors session with Michael Krueger
2:15 p.m.: Rehearsal #3
4:45 p.m.: Dinner (on your own)
6:30 p.m. : Call time for high school students
7:30 p.m.: NDC Wind Symphony and NDC Honor Band Concert


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