By Alex Webster ’17
Brevard College opens its doors to the Scott Concert Hall once more for the 2nd Annual Brevard College Concert Band Invitational on Friday, Feb. 24. High school bands from Brevard, Rosman, Hendersonville, and Asheville will be in attendance, and over 250 student instrumentalists will be on campus. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the performances.
The invitational offers participants a unique educational and intensive student engagement experience. Bands will be given one hour in Scott Concert Hall to warm up, perform and receive 30-minute clinics depending on the length and difficulty of the repertoire.
Each band will be critiqued in a non-competitive format and given feedback by nationally recognized guest clinicians. Bands will
receive a professional audio/video recording of their performance. Featured clinicians include Daniel Galyen, Director of Bands at the University of Northern Iowa, and Reed Thomas, Director of Bands at Middle Tennessee State University.
Brevard College Director of Bands Eric Peterson says the goal of the invitational is for the critique to be helpful in each band’s preparation for performance at the North Carolina Bandmasters Association Concert Band Music Performance Assessment March 28-31.
“The Invitational will provide Brevard College and our Department of Music great exposure to prospective students and outstanding regional music educators,” he added. “Brevard College is the only institution of higher education in the region to host an event with this particular format.”
- 9:00 a.m. Brevard High School Wind Ensemble
- 10:00 a.m. West Henderson High School Wind Ensemble
- 11:00 a.m. Hendersonville High School Symphonic Band
- NOON AC Reynolds High School Symphonic Band
- 1:00 p.m. Rosman Middle/High School Concert Band
- 2:00 p.m. Brevard Academy 8th Grade Band