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Tri-State Honors Chamber Wind Festival
Radford University is excited to offer exceptional high school wind players an opportunity to significantly expand and develop their musicianship through participation in the Seventh Annual Tri-State Honors Chamber Wind Festival: March 23-25, 2017.
This unique opportunity is limited to 50 of the finest high school musicians in the SWVA-SWV-NWNC region and will feature master classes, quintet coaching, performances by outstanding professional brass and woodwind ensembles, and a featured performance by Participating Students alongside RU Principal Wind Players.
Students will be selected based on recommendation and the instrumentation needs of Woodwind Quintets (fl-ob-cl-bssn-hn) Brass Quintets (2trp-hn-trb-tuba) and a Saxophone Quintet. Schools may also submit intact ensembles for inclusion in the festival.
We ask that you consult with students who will most benefit from this type of musical experience and carefully complete the online Student Application Form. The deadline for submission of applications and recommendations is February 21, 2017. We hope many of your students will apply for participation in the Tri-State Honors Chamber Wind Festival!
Click here to apply online (available November 15, 2016)
Click here to provide a band director/teacher recommendation (available November 15, 2016)
The Chamber Wind Participant package includes…
- Hotel lodging near the Radford University campus (resident package)
- Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner for three nights / two days (resident package)
or Lunch-Dinner for three nights / two days (commuter package)
Students will be continually chaperoned during their entire stay.
The cost per student is $185.00 – resident / $125.00 - commuter
Payable by accepted participants before March 14, 2017.
2017 Tri-State Honors Chamber Winds Festival Itinerary
Thursday – March 23
5:00 p.m. Registration and Hotel Check-In – La Quinta Inn Radford (hotel lobby)
6:00 p.m. Dinner – Dalton Hall at Radford University
7:30 p.m. PERFORMANCE – Radford University Jazz Ensemble at the Performance Hall at the Covington Center, Radford University
10:00 p.m. Tri-State Honors Mixer (sponsored by RU Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha)
Friday – March 24
9:00 a.m. Masterclass I – Detailed instruction conducted by the applied faculty of Radford University
10:30 a.m. Quintet Rehearsals – Pre-assigned quintets will meet and begin rehearsal on music for the Tri-State Honors Performance. RU faculty and graduate students will coach these rehearsals.
12:00 p.m. Dalton Hall
1:30 p.m. Quintet Rehearsals – Pre-assigned quintets will meet and rehearse music for the Tri-State Honors Performance. RU faculty and graduate students will coach these rehearsals.
3:00 p.m. PERFORMANCE – RU Faculty Chamber Winds and Special Guests at the Performance Hall at the Covington Center, Radford University
4:00 p.m. Masterclass II – Detailed instruction conducted by the applied faculty of Radford University and Special Guests.
6:00 p.m. Dinner – Dalton Hall
7:30 p.m. PERFORMANCE – University Wind Ensemble and Faculty Chamber Winds at the Performance Hall at the Covington Center, Radford University
9:30 p.m. Reception – Bonnie Hurlbert Student Center, Radford University
Saturday – March 25
9:00 a.m. Quintet Rehearsals – Pre-assigned quintets will meet and begin rehearsal on music for the Tri-State Honors Performance.RU faculty and graduate students will coach these rehearsals.
11:00 a.m. Lunch – Dalton Hall
2:00 p.m. PERFORMANCE – Tri-State Festival Chamber Winds Participants at the Performance Hall at the Covington Center, Radford University
ADMISSION TO ALL CONCERTS IS FREE