Friday, March 4, 2011

UNA Honor Band

I am passing this message along from Lloyd Jones, UNA Director of Bands. If you wish to apply, please do so via the link in the message. Do not reply to Yahoo Groups.

From Dr. Jones:

Hello All,

Applications for the 2011 UNA Invitational Honor Band will be accepted through March 18 . I have recently been contacted by numerous directors who, because of incredibly busy schedules, simply have not had time to provide students with the paperwork.

Applications are available online at www.una.edu/universitybands/ , under "upcoming events."

We will host 2 Junior High Bands (evenly split), a 9th-grade Band, and 2 Senior High Bands (an approximately 65-member top band, and approximately 90-member second band). We have a great line-up of conductors, including, Garry Taylor, Terry Ownby, and Steve Price. Other conductors will be announced as soon as plans are finalized.

Registration and placement auditions will take place Thursday afternoon (April 28) with a rehearsal to follow. Friday will be comprised of a morning and afternoon rehearsal. All participants and directors are invited to the Friday evening President's Concert featuring the UNA Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Studio Jazz Band, and Percussion Ensemble. Saturday morning we'll have a shorts rehearsal and then the UNAHB Concert at 11:00 a.m. All the festivities will conclude around 1:00p.m. and allow plenty of weekend for us all!

Thanks to all of you who have already sent in student applications - possibly you'll have a few more who now have an opportunity to participate. I look forward to hearing from everyone and your students in the near future. Let me know if I can be of assistance to you!

Lloyd Jones, Director of Bands
University of North Alabama