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Concert Band Track

Faculty | Guest Faculty | Schedule

Daily Festival Activities Include:

  • All-Festival Band Rehearsal
  • African drum and dance ensemble
  • Private Lessons and Chamber Coaching
  • Evening Activities – Performances and Entertainment


Faculty

Jeremy KirkJeremy Kirk is Assistant Professor of Music at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas.  At Southwestern, Kirk directs the Concert Band and Percussion Ensemble and teaches courses in Music Education, Applied Percussion, Applied Composition, and Music Theory.  His previous teaching experience includes Coffeyville Community College (Coffeyville, KS), Marshall University (Huntington, WV), and public schools in Kansas and West Virginia.

As a performer, he has been blessed to share the stage with musicians including percussionists Michael Burritt, She-e Wu, Dave Samuels, Ney Rosauro, and Arthur Lipner; country music artists Sara Evans and Kathy Chiavola; bluegrass legends Jim & Jesse Reynolds and Ralph Stanley; and groups including Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps, Flat Baroque (Mostly) Marimba Quartet, Manheim Steamroller, and the Huntington Symphony Orchestra. He is in high demand as a clinician, consultant, and adjudicator throughout the United States and maintains an active touring schedule.

Kirk received the MA in Percussion Performance from Marshall University and BA in Music Education from Glenville State College. His principal teachers include John McKinney, Ben Miller, and Steve Hall.  Additional study has been with Leigh Stevens, She-e Wu, Paschal Younge, Jerry Steinholtz, and Joe Porcaro.

Professor Kirk is an artist and clinician with Mapex Drums, Majestic Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, and Black Swamp Accessory Percussion, and holds memberships in the Percussive Arts Society, College Music Society, College Band Directors National Association, National Association for Music Education, and Kansas Music Educators Association.  He resides in Arkansas City (KS) with his wife Nikki, son Clark, and daughter Chloe.


2014 Guest Faculty

Steve BarnettSteven R. Barnett is currently in his eleventh year as Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Marshall University. He conducts the Marshall University Wind Symphony and the "Marching Thunder” Marching Band, where he also serves as music arranger and drill designer. Mr. Barnett is the Music Program Director for the MU School of Music and Theatre. He is also the coordinator for music education, teaches arranging, advanced conducting, supervises student teachers, and teaches additional music education courses at Marshall University. In 2012, Barnett received the Marshall and Shirley Reynolds Teacher of the Year Award, one of the highest awards that a faculty member may receive at Marshall University and was also nominated by Marshall University as the CASE Council National Teacher of the Year for 2012-2013.

Mr. Barnett received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Mississippi and a Masters of Music Education degree from Mississippi College. He has previously held band directing positions in Mississippi at the University of Mississippi, Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Madison, Forest, Oxford, Newton and Pearl High Schools, and taught music education in Mississippi for 24 years. Mr. Barnett has served as President of the Conference USA Band Directors Association. He was elected President of the Mississippi Junior and Community College Band Director Association and served as Editor on the Phi Beta Mu International Board. Mr. Barnett is also a member of the College Band Directors National Association, the National Band Association and was elected President of the Copiah-Lincoln Education Association. While Director of Bands at Copiah-Lincoln Community College, he received the HEADWAE Award (Higher Education Appreciation Day: Working for Academic Excellence) for the most outstanding instructor and was honored by the Mississippi State Legislature.

Mr. Barnett is an active adjudicator and clinician throughout the southeast and mid-west and is currently a staff arranger for Jalen Publishing Company of Orlando, FL where he currently has 15 marching band arrangements published.


Band Track Schedule 2014


Monday, June 9, 2014 schedule
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Festival Move-in
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Counselors, SC Ambassadors, CIT’s and Participants – Intro to Festival
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Concert Band Rehearsal

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Dinner – Welcome Center
6:30pm - 8:30 pm Ambassador Team Building Exercise
8:30 pm – 10:30 pm Review of Dorm Procedures/Evening Activity
11:00 pm

Lights Out!

 

Tuesday, June 10 - Wednesday, June 11

7:30 am – 8:00 am Breakfast - Dining Hall
8:00 am – 9:55 am Concert Band Rehearsal
10:00 am – 10:55 am African Drum & Dance/ Electives
11:00 am – 12:15 pm All-Festival Band Rehearsal/Electives
12:20 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:50 pm – 2:10 pm Showcase and Masterclass Time
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm All-Festival Orchestra Rehearsal
3:35 pm - 5:30 pm Concert Band Rehearsal
5:35 pm – 6:00 pm Dinner
6:05 pm – 7:20 pm All-Festival Choir Rehearsal
7:25 pm – 8:30 pm Various All-Festival Events
8:35 pm - 10:00 pm Evening Activity
10:30 pm Lights Out!

Thursday, June 12 - Friday, June 13
7:30 am – 8:00 am Breakfast - Dining Hall
8:00 am – 9:55 am Concert Band Rehearsal
10:00 am – 10:55 am African Drum & Dance/Electives
11:00 am – 12:15 pm All-Festival Band Rehearsal/Electives
12:20 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:50 pm – 2:10 pm Showcase and Masterclass Time
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm All-Festival Orchestra Rehearsal; Steve Barnett clinic (for directors/educators)
3:35 pm - 5:30 pm Concert Band Rehearsal
5:35 pm – 6:00 pm Dinner
6:05 pm – 7:20 pm All-Festival Choir Rehearsal
7:25 pm – 8:30 pm Various All-Festival Events
8:35 pm - 10:00 pm Evening Activity
10:30 pm Lights Out
Saturday, June 14
8:30 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:00 am Final Rehearsals
11:00 am Refreshments - Roy L. Smith Student Center Lobby
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Check Out (in phases)
1:00 pm Vocal Solos - Richardson PAC
Jazz Combo - Deets Library
Chamber ensembles and piano performances - Messenger Recital Hall
1:40 pm Vocal ensembles - Richardson PAC
Chamber ensembles and piano performances - Messenger Recital Hall
Composition Debut - Darbeth Listening Lab
Jazz Combos - Deets Library
2:20 pm Chamber ensembles and piano performances - Messenger Recital Hall
Composition Debut - Darbeth Listening Lab
3:15 pm Orchestra Concert - Richardson PAC
4:15 pm Choir Concert - Richardson PAC
5:15 pm Banquet - Roy L. Smith Student Center
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