The Burges Band Contest was last week. Ths year's contest was noticeably smaller, but with the addition of the 'start to finish' clinicans that is not surprsing. Undoubtedly the whole process was very helpful for those bands that took advantage of it. Here are the results, which came from Mike Porras, the contest director:
MacArthur MS Band II concert, II sight Reading Ross MS Band I concert, I sight Reading East Montana MS Band 1 II concert, I sight reading Lorsdburg MS/HS Band I concert, II sight reading East Montana MS Band 2 I concert, I sight reading Parkland HS Band 2 I concert, I sight reading Austin HS Band I concert, III sight reading
Music events are starting to fly fast and furious
these days, and the trend will continue for the next several weeks. Here is a list of what's on tap for the next
The music department at the University of Texas at El
Paso has a series of events scheduled in the next several days. The first event happens tomorrow, March 30,
music professor Eric Hanson will present a faculty recital in the Fox Fine Arts
Recital Hall. The concert will feature a
program highlighting English composers, with works from Benjamin Britten and
Ralph Vaugh Williams, among others. Karl Shymanovitz will be the pianist
accompanying Hanson. The program starts
at 6:00 p.m. and admission is $5 for the general public, $3 for students,
seniors, and military, and free to UTEP students, faculty, and staff.
On Tuesday, April 2, the UTEP Symphonic Winds will
present a concert. The group is directed
by Dr. Ronald Hufstader, and the program will feature both traditional and
contemporary band literature. The winner
of the UTEP wind and percussion concerto contest will also be featured on the
program. The concert takes place at 7:30
in the Fox Fine Arts Hall. General admission tickets are $5, students, seniors
and military $3, free to UTEP students and staff.
Rounding out a busy week for the UTEP music department
will be a concert on Thursday, April 4.
This concert will feature the UTEP Symphony Orchestra under the
direction of Dr. Lowell Graham. UTEP
faculty member Dena Kay Jones will be the guest artist. Jones will perform the
Grieg 'Piano Concerto in A minor' with the orchestra. Among other pieces, the program will also include Rimsky-Korsakov's 'Capricio
The concert is at 7:30 on Thursday, again at the Fox
Fine Arts Recital Hall, with tickets costing $5 general admission, $3 students,
seniors, military, and free for UTEP students, faculty, and staff.
Friday, April 5 sees the start of two big events on
the school calendar. The West Texas
Color Guard Association championship weekend starts, as well as the two-day
Coronado Band Festival.
The guard action takes place Friday evening at
Americas High School and will feature 24 guards performing. The circuit
championship moves to Del Valle High School for Saturday's event, which will
feature a preliminary round of competition and then the finals round starting
at about 4:00 in the afternoon. Look for
the schedule for this event on the 'Musical Notes' blog on the Times' website.
Also on Friday, the Coronado Concert Band contest will
start. The two-day affair takes place in
the Ross Capshaw Auditorium at Coronado High School and starts bright and early
at 7:30 in the morning on Friday. The
contest will continue on Saturday beginning at 9:00. The schedule for this contest will also be
available on the 'Musical Notes' blog.
The contest is March 28, at Burges High School. There is no admission charge.
School Warm up Performance Sight Read MacArthur MS Band 3:25 4:00 4:25 Ross MS Band 4:00 4:25 4:50 East Montana MS Band 2 4:25 4:50 5:15 Lorsdburg MS/HS Band 4:50 5:15 5:40 East Montana MS Band 1 5:15 5:40 6:05 Parkland HS Band 2 5:40 6:05 6:30 Austin HS Band 6:05 6:30 6:55
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