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May 16, 2019
UAFS Summer Band Camp: June 10-14, 2019

  • Open to students in grades 7-12 
    • Separate High School Wind Ensemble and Jr. High Symphonic Band
  • Residential and commuter options with meals provided
  • Big band, combo, improvisation, and jam session experiences
  • Directed by Dr. Alexandra Zacharella (UAFS)
  • Camp staff includes UAFS faculty and professional musician/educators
  • Scholarship discounts available for All Region and All State band participants from Arkansas and border states
  • Register online today:  https://class.uafs.edu/music/summer-music-camps

Dr. Christopher Barrick
Department Head, Music 
James & Ann Bumpass Distinguished Chair of Music
Professor of Music - Saxophone
College of Communication, Languages, Arts, and Social Sciences

University of Arkansas  - Fort Smith
479.788.7547
christopher.barrick@uafs.edu

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May 13, 2019
UAFS Jazz Band Camp: June 24-28, 2019

  • Open to students in grade 8-12 
    • Separate high school and Jr. high jazz bands
    • Open to all band instruments
    • No jazz experience required
    • A great first jazz experience
  • Big band, combo, improvisation, and jam session experiences
  • Co-directed by Dr. Matt Leder (Gadsden State) and Dr. Alexandra Zacharella (UAFS)
  • Camp staff includes UAFS faculty, area jazz directors, and professional artist/educators
  • Scholarship discounts available
  • Register online today:  https://class.uafs.edu/music/summer-music-camps

Dr. Christopher Barrick
Department Head, Music 
James & Ann Bumpass Distinguished Chair of Music
Professor of Music - Saxophone
College of Communication, Languages, Arts, and Social Sciences

University of Arkansas  - Fort Smith
479.788.7547
christopher.barrick@uafs.edu

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Clarinet for Sale

I am looking to sell my Buffet E11 clarinet. It was purchased new in 2007 and has been played a lot ever since. The keys are nickel plated. The instrument has some natural wear and tear from being played all the time. All pads and corks are in excellent condition. I recently took it in for a general look over and had a few pads replaced and a tendon cork redone. It is also in the original case and comes with a mouthpiece, ligature, and mouthpiece cap. The case is in great condition as well. I am selling it for $1300.
If anyone is interested, they can contact me via email:
ashlynn.kegley94@aol.com


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Summer Drummin' Arkansas Drum Line Camp

Lonoke High School - June 17-19   10:00–5:30

Clinician
Dr. John Wooton - aka Dr. Throwdown
University of Southern Mississippi
Director of Percussion Studies

 

$100 per Person Camp Fee
Discounts for Multiple Students from Same School
Instruction for Snares, Tenors (Quads) and Bass Drums
Mass Ensembles, Sectionals, Clinics, Master Classes, and Performances

Mail Entries to:
Stuttgart Band Parents Association
Attn. Kevin Sherman
2051 South Main Street
Stuttgart, AR 72160

For more information or questions, please contact Kevin Sherman:

ksherman@stuttgartschools.org
870-673-3561 Ext. 5025 - Office
870-830-3433 – Cell


Dr. John Wooton is the director of percussion studies at The University of Southern Mississippi. A native of Lafayette, La., he has received degrees from the University of Iowa, the University of  North Texas and the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Dr. Wooton plays vibraphone for the Southern Miss Jazz Quintet and leads his professional steel band “Kaiso!” playing steel pans. From 1988 to 1992, he served as percussion coordinator/pep band director for the University of Iowa bands. 

As an instructor and performer, Dr. Wooton has been associated with five Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) Marching Percussion Forum champions. He marched snare drum for four years with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps of Rockford, Ill. (1981-84). During those years, Dr. Wooton held the Drum Corps Midwest Individual Snare Drum title, the Percussive Arts Society Snare Drum Individual title. From 1987 to 1989, he served as the percussion caption head for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. In 1990, Dr. Wooton was their percussion consultant. For the 1990-91 drum corps seasons, he served as program coordinator/percussion arranger for “Nite Express” Drum and Bugle Corps of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Since joining the faculty at Southern Miss, Wooton, along with establishing a strong percussion studio, has introduced the Southern Miss Steel Band, Pop Percussion Ensemble, Samba Band and Salsa Band. He has served as the president of the Percussion Arts Society, Mississippi Chapter, and has been a member of the Percussive Arts Society Marching Committee since 1990. Dr. Wooton is a clinician for Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Remo Drum Heads, and Row Loff Publications. He is   member of the Vic Firth Education Team and is featured demonstrating all 40 snare drum rudiments on the Vic Firth Web site at
http://www.vicfirth.com

Recently he has performed clinics and concerts at the England Day of Percussion in Birmingham, England, the Patagonia Percussion Festival in General Roca, Argentina, Rimtos de Terra in Campinas, Brazil, Festival Internacional de Percussion in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Percussion Festival Internacional III in Cordoba, Argentina, Alberta Day of Percussion in Alberta, Canada and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Within the United States Dr. Wooton has given clinics, recitals and concerts in all but two states. Dr. Wooton has authored two books and numerous
rudimental snare drum solos and marching percussion ensemble pieces. Most recently, his book “Dr. Throwdown’s Rudimental Remedies” consists of a two hour DVD, 951 play along tracks and 25 lessons. “The Drummer’s Rudimental Reference Book” is a staple amongst universities throughout the U.S. and abroad. 

About Dr. Wooton’s Rudimental Reference Book, Thomas L. Davis said “Perhaps the most definitive rudimental technique book of our time.” These books and several of Dr. Wooton’s other compositions and videos are published by Row Loff Productions at 
http://www.rowloff.com. For more information about Dr. Wooton, including videos, publications, downloads and much more, go to:   http://www.johnwooton.com.                                                 


April 27, 2019
Guard Closet Spring Cleaning

Arkadelphia has done some spring cleaning in the guard closet. We are ready to sell at rock bottom prices anything you see in the photos posted on the Message Board of www.asboa.org.   
Email whitney.smith@arkadelphiaschools.org what you want and your best offer.   
Uniforms: If you have a guard of 10-12 or less, our uniforms would be a great option for you. We have medieval, robots, joker, black and silver tops, creme dresses, bright orange, lime green, and animal print.   
Equipment: swing flag poles (not oversized), 8 foot poles (some taped lime green, some silver), maypole, purple and gold flag fabric.    Silks: if you want to send me your theme, I can let you know if I have anything that would work for you.   
Equipment     -----     Silks

April 22, 2019
Friends & Colleagues,
The Henderson State University Symphony Band will perform its final concert of the academic year on Wednesday, May 1, at 7:30 PM. The program will feature Dr. Steven Becraft, Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone at HSU, on John Williams’ Viktor’s Tale from the motion picture, "The Terminal.” The performance will also include works by Franz von Suppé, Jodie Blackshaw, Brian Balmages, John Philip Sousa, and John Mackey. The concert will take place in Arkansas Hall Auditorium on the HSU campus. Admission is free, and the performance can also be viewed online via Facebook Live at 
www.facebook.com/HSUBand. The Henderson State University Symphony Band, Dr. Shaun R. Popp, conductor, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 7:30 PM in Arkansas Hall Auditorium 

 Cordially,
 
Shaun R. Popp, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Bands
Assistant Professor of Music Education
popps@hsu.edu

April 16, 2019
I’m Frank Nelson, Tour Manager for The Piano Guys.  We’re looking for 2 - 4 bagpipers to perform ensemble to Fight Song/Amazing Grace at Robinson Performance Hall in Little Rock, AR on April 26 (a week and a half away, sorry for the short notice!)   Ms Ellis gave me your contact info and said you might be able to help.       Please let me know at your earliest convenience if this is something you can help with   Thank you, Frank   Frank Nelson   Tour Manager  THE PIANO GUYS E-mail: frank@thepianoguys.com
Bagpipe Music for Fight Song   ---  Instructions for Bagpipe Fight Song   ---   YouTube Video of Fight Song    ---   MP3 Recording of Fight Song

April 11, 2019
The University of Arkansas will host the Midwest Double Reed Rally June 9-14, for junior high and high school oboists and bassoonist.  Visit cms.uark.edu for information and registration. POSTER

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April 15, 2019
Free Uniforms
We have 100 band uniforms red, white, black, grey with bobbers, tops, matching shakos and black plumes to get rid of......no cost to you other than you pick them up. 
Would rather not break the set up.    
These have NO school markings on them at all and were purchased that way so that a school that needed these could use them.    
I hope these go quickly to a deserving school.   
(Football uniform not included.)  
Contact us at greg.bruner@highlandrebels.org.  
Greg and Hope Bruner

PIC

March 29, 2019
1st Annual Bentonville West Jazz Festival
Good afternoon,
I wanted to invite everyone to the first annual Bentonville West Jazz Festival.  The festival will take place on Saturday, May 4th and Bentonville West.  The evening concert will feature Concord Recording Artist, Wayne Bergeron, with the West High Jazz Band as well as the Fayetteville Jazz Collective.  Tickets are currently on sale for the festival for $15.  Tickets can either be purchased at www.bwestband.com/jazz or email me directly at espaeth@bentonvillek12.org.  Groups are beginning to purchase tickets in bulk from out of state for the concert, and we have approximately 300 tickets remaining for this opportunity!
If you are interested in watching the festival throughout the day, we are currently hosting 16 schools throughout the day.  These performances are free and open to the public.
We do have 4 spots remaining if you are interested still and searching for a last minute opportunity for you jazz band!  Please contact me for more information.
Thanks so much!  I've attached a flyer if you would like to post it in your band room for your students.

Erich Spaeth

UAM Band Camp Information 2019
June 4-8 Junior High/Beginner Camp $295.00
June 18-22 High School Camp $295.00
July 16-20 Jazz Camp $295.00
July 16-19 Auxiliary Camp $265.00
For more information click here.

Beginner Band Camp (6th grade)
The purpose of Beginner Band Camp is to give beginner band students an introduction to band and help them learn how much fun music can be. Students will learn two-months-worth of music in just four days at the camp. Instruments at the camp include flute, clarinet, trumpet, french horn, trombones, baritones, and percussion. Summer Band camp is a great way to let your child get their “toe in the water” and provides the students a sense of comfort after a fantastic and positive start to the new world of Middle School.

Junior High Band Camp (7th & 8th grade) 
The Junior High School Band Camp is a unique opportunity for young woodwind, brass, and percussion players to experience the band experience outside of their own school program. The camp is structured to improve individual performance skills, while allowing the campers to interact with other young musicians in music and socially. Outstanding band directors from around the country conduct the concert bands. This session provides an excellent opportunity for young musicians to improve their individual performance skills.

High School Band Camp (9-12 grade) 
Held on the UAM campus, high school music campers will participate in rehearsals, sectionals, master classes, performances, and other choice classes, and perform in a culminating public concert. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for high school students to get a head start on the upcoming year by spending a week of intense music study. This camp offers one of the best student/teacher ratios and a staff consisting of the most talented and professional musicians in the country.

Jazz Camp
The UAM jazz camp takes jazz instruction to the next level by providing students the opportunity to play and perform in big bands as well as with small combos. Campers will take daily classes in jazz theory, jazz techniques, and jazz history, and will participate in evening jam sessions where they will get an opportunity to work on their improvisation skills while performing for and with other campers and faculty.

Faculty
All of our camps at UAM in addition to the excellent and dedicated UAM faculty members who teach at the camps, you will be taught by some of the finest teachers and professional performers from across the country.
Camp Activities 
Some of the camp activities include: swimming; movies; camp dance; camp talent show; and an opportunity to play in a student recital. A complete schedule will be available when you arrive on campus. A Typical Day at Camp
Each day will be filled with music instruction and social activities. A typical day will include:
• sectionals
• full band rehearsal
• class lessons
• music elective
• recreation time
• afternoon and night activities

Facilities
The UAM Division of Music operates within these buildings:

The Music Building - Classrooms, faculty offices, Harris Recital Hall, practice rooms, MIDI lab, piano lab, Skype Music Room for online music lessons, Performing and Visual Arts Complex (PVAC)
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) Spencer Gallery and Auditorium
The Taylor Library and Technology Center (Listening Lab)

The University of Arkansas at Monticello is a four-year liberal arts university located in Monticello, Arkansas.

University of Arkansas at Monticello
Division of Music
UAM Box 3607
Monticello, AR 71656
870.460.1060
music@uamont.edu
Facebook: UAMmusic

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March 11, 2018
Our UCA double reed club is honored and excited to be hosting the first annual Arkansas Double Reed Day on April 13th! Professors from across the state of Arkansas will be sharing their many years of experience and expertise with our Arkansan students and music educators. We are proud to announce that Ken Futterer (ATU), Dale Clark (ASU), Michael Clardy (UALR), Kristin Leitterman (ASU), Lia Uribe (UA), and Shannon Clardy (HSU) will be among the many professors that will be conducting workshops and lectures. There will be a featured recital, a workshop on instrument care, masterclasses with our guest artists and our Arkansan professors, reed making workshops, and ensemble performance opportunities. Guest artists Professor Keith Sweger (bassoonist) and Professor Lisa Kosenko (oboist) from Ball State University (IN) will perform a masterclass and recital. Certified instrument repairman, George Anderson, from Independent Music Repair Service will be there for minor instrument repairs and lecture on care and maintenance. In addition, Edmund Nielsen Woodwinds will be bringing their reed supplies that will be for sale. Join us for a day of Double Reed fun! Please click here to register. Registration is $25 (includes a t-shirt and lunch), and can be paid at the door or through mail. You can view the schedule of events below and also read more about our featured guests. Please contact Dr. Duso Kitts or the president of the Double Reed Club Molly Guzman (mguzman1@cub.uca.edu) with any questions or concerns.

Schedule of Events

8:30 – 9:00 Pre-registration breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 Registration

9:45 – 10:00 Warm up for Double Reed Ensemble by Douglas Brantley, UCA Band Director

11:00 – 12:30 Morning classes will include (subjects may change)

Workshop on beginning double reeds for students and band directors: Ken Futterer, ATU

Preparing for Auditions: Lia Uribe, UA

9th Graders preparing for Senior Oboe All-Regions 2019-2020: Shannon Clardy, HSU

Careers in Music: Kristin Leitterman, ASU

College Masterclasses: Lisa Kozenko and Keith Sweger from Ball State University

12:30 – 1:15 Break for Lunch (food and sodas provided)

1:30 – 2:00 Guest Artist Recital featuring Lisa Kozenko, Keith Sweger, and Professors from around

the state of Arkansas.

2:15 – 4:30 Afternoon Classes will include (subjects may change)

Beginner’s reed making for oboists: Lorraine Duso Kitts, UCA

Advanced reed making for oboists: Michael Clardy, UALR

Bassoon Reed Making: Dale Clark, ASU

Oboe and Bassoon Maintenance: George Anderson from Independent Music Repair Service

College Masterclasses: Lisa Kozenko and Keith Sweger, Ball State

4:45 - 5:15 Double Reed Ensemble Dress Rehearsal (Recital Hall)

5:45 Double Reed Ensemble Performance (Recital Hall)

6:30 Clinic Ends

General questions: contact Kortnee Kalberer, Administrative Assistant of the UCA Music office at Kortneek@uca.edu or 501-450-5750 - Please click here to register. If you prefer to mail or fax your form, complete the following information form and mail to:  Dr. Lorraine Duso Kitts, University of Central Arkansas, Music Dept. - 201 S. Donaghey Ave.,  Conway, AR 72035, FAX: (501) 450-5773 - MY CELL: 501-548-0284,  Office: 501-450-5769 - $25 application fee is requested to pay for lunch and t-shirt at the door. 

 

Featured Guest Artists

Critically acclaimed American oboist Lisa Kozenko has performed throughout the world as a concerto soloist, chamber artist, and orchestral musician. She has 12 solo oboe and chamber music commissions to her credit. Her solo recording of Doubles by Judith Zaimont was named to Chamber Music America’s Century List of recordings. She was awarded the Chamber Music America Heidi Castleman Award for excellence in chamber music teaching. She was principal oboist of the New York City Opera National Company and has performed with the New York Philharmonic and the New Jersey Symphony. She has served on the faculty of the Bowdoin International Music Festival and as an adjudicator for the 2017 Carnegie Hall New York China Orchestra. Dr. Kozenko is Associate Professor of Oboe at Ball State University and Assistant Professor of Oboe and Chamber Music at Mannes, The New School. 

Keith Sweger is Professor of Bassoon at Ball State University. Active in the International Double Reed Society (IDRS), he is immediate past president. He previously served as Chair of the Gillet-Fox bassoon of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, contrabassoon of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and performs regularly with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded on the Arsis, Capstone, Albany, and Alicia labels. Sweger was named the recipient of the 2007 College of Fine Arts Dean’s Teaching Award, the 2008 Indiana Music Educators Association Outstanding University Educator’s Award, the 2013 Dean’s Creative Endeavor Award, and a 2010 American Masterworks grant from the National Endowment for the ARts. He was a guest artist/teacher at the 2011 Asian Double Reed Association (ARDRA) conference, the 2012 Beijing International Bassoon Festival, the 2017 Brazilian Double Reed Society (ABPD) conference and others.
--
Lorraine Duso Kitts, Professor of Double Reeds
University of Central Arkansas 
April 13, 2019 Double Reed Day:
https://uca.edu/music/double-reed-day-april-13-2019/?fbclid=IwAR2eyCUF-WPASeUzdBNLnMgv8lOkj00SZJwgZ-_r00d4veJ1_DfzY-NyDyA

March 1, 2019
Ouachita Baptist University presents
First Annual Flute Day
Our Guest Artist this year will be Dr. Danilo Mezzadri, Professor of flute at The University of Southern Mississippi, and president of the Mid-South Flute Society. The event is being cosponsored with the Hot Springs Flute Ensemble and is FREE of charge. For more details please contact Dr. Carlos Feller at fellerc@obu.edu or visit http://www.obu.edu/flute.

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February 28, 2019
U.S. Navy Band in Concert
Sea Chanters - 2019 National Tour
Monday, March 4, 7:00 P.M.
Fayetteville High School
994 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

for more information call 405-605-4458, or visit www.navyband.navy.mil

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2nd Annual Band of Pirates Beginning Honor Band Clinic
I would like to invite you to the 2nd Annual Band of Pirates Beginning Honor Band Clinic.  It will be on Saturday, April 27th from 8:30 – 4:00 (Concert at 3:00).  Flyer and registration form are included with this message.  For more info, contact Chris Bayless at chris.bayless@drewcentral.org or text at 870-723-5296.  We had a great time last year with over 75 students and hope for even more this year.  Hope to see you there.  Have a great Christmas break and a successful Spring Semester.

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February 5, 2019
Job Opening
Elementary Music and Assistant Band Director
Mountainburg Public Schools is seeking a full-time music teacher to serve the elementary school and assist at the secondary level. Assistant Band Director comes with some after school obligations. Applicants with woodwind, percussion, or color guard backgrounds are preferable but not required. Duties are dependent upon applicant’s strengths and are at the discretion of the band director and principal. Questions can be directed to Dr. Debbie Atwell, Superintendent at
debbie.atwell@mountainburg.org or to Robert Kain, Music Director at robert.kain@mountainburg.org

Duties:
Teach K-6 elementary music
Assist Band program with beginners and high school program
Assist after school marching program, rehearsals, and sectionals
Keep a working gradebook, help maintain instrument inventory and music library, initiate and cultivate working relationships with students and parents
Help to create and maintain a culture of high standards and performance-based achievement

January 22, 2019
The Art Porter Music Education Memorial Scholarship is now accepting applications for 2019.  The scholarships are provided to promote excellence in music education by encouraging and supporting the development of musically talented Arkansas high school graduates who wish to pursue a degree in the field of music. Deadline for application is March 31, 2019

Complete the online application at www.artporter.org/scholarships
You may also contact:
Sterling Ingram, APME President
sterling@artporter.org
501.492.9120

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Jupiter Contra Tubas For Sale
Camden Fairview High band is selling two silver Jupiter Contra Tubas for $3200. Tubas are in great condition and were only used half of one season.
All interested parties can contact Brandon Hughey at bhughey@cfsd.k12.ar.us

January 21, 2019
I want to invite all of you and your students to my Retirement Recital on Sunday, February 3 at 3:00 pm at UALR. I am retiring from full-time university teaching at the end of this semester and will be moving to San Antonio where I will continue to teach privately for the foreseeable future.  It should be an interesting program.  I will be playing a few standards of the saxophone repertoire.  The first half will be significant pieces that I played as a student for each of my main teachers and the second half will be pieces by composers who have written multiple works for me. Plus a fun piece at the end.

Hope to see you there.
Andy Wen

FRONTLINES CAMP 2019

  A Camp for Drum Majors & Visual Ensembles - May 28 -June 1
Dear Directors:

We are in the planning stages for Frontlines 2019.  We hope you will consider our camp for your drum majors and auxiliary units.   Our main goal, as it has always been in our 17-year history, is one of providing students with skills for superior performances and skills to become successful leaders in their band program.  

We strive to provide your students with maximum instruction time.  We offer daily beginning, intermediate, and advanced equipment fundamentals, daily bodywork, technique, and movement classes as well as routines in the morning and afternoon at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.   We also provide leadership classes for the drum majors and the line officers along with team building exercises for your whole line. In addition, we provide ample opportunity for your students to bring home awards and recognition that can provide great P.R. for your students and your program.  Individual evaluations and awards are given each day.  Lines and drum majors may also present a Home Routine performance, a routine they prepare and bring to camp for evaluation by our staff.   However, this is not required for students or lines attending the camp.  We also offer and highly recommend that the students select one of the routines they learn during the week, to perform on the last day of the camp in our Champions Presentation. 

 

Our camp is based at Williams Baptist University outside of Walnut Ridge from Tuesday, May 28 thru Saturday, June 1.  The cost is $275.00 per student.  This will include room and board, a camp T-shirt, and all instruction for the week.  Directors and/or chaperones will be charged $130.00 for the camp. We are proud of the success of our students and look forward to continuing the spirit of this tradition.

 

Please feel free to contact me or Danny if you have any questions or would like additional information.  My phone numbers are:  Home (870) 236-8342, Cell (870) 240-6804.  My e-mail address is flaggirl@paragould.net. Please send all replies and questions to my email address and not to ASBOA or Julia. Please note, all schools who attended camp last year will be emailed a letter and registration form.  If you do not receive this information, please let me know.

 Linda Davis

Director of Frontlines

“Catch the Spirit”

January 14, 2019
2019 ASO Guild Young Artists' Concerto Competition
Our concerto competition is open to Arkansas residents who are at least 12 years old and who have not yet been graduated from high school.   The ASO Guild wants to make sure that all qualifying students have a chance to enter the competition, which is designed to provide every participant with information aimed at helping them become better musicians. Following the competition, the completed adjudication sheets for each student will be collected, scanned, and sent to the student's private teacher.     

Rebecca Streett McDonald 2019 SBS Young Artists Competition Chairwoman 501-247-5278
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December 21, 2018
2nd Annual Band of Pirates Beginning Honor Band Clinic
I would like to invite you to the 2nd Annual Band of Pirates Beginning Honor Band Clinic.  It will be on Saturday, April 27th from 8:30 – 4:00 (Concert at 3:00).  Flyer and registration form are included with this message.  For more info, contact Chris Bayless at chris.bayless@drewcentral.org or text at 870-723-5296.  We had a great time last year with over 75 students and hope for even more this year.  Hope to see you there.  Have a great Christmas break and a successful Spring Semester.

FLYER - REGISTRATION FORM

December 20, 2018
Directors,

I hope all is well as you finish up your semesters. I'd like to take a moment to invite you to come out to Southside Bands' Pre-Assessment Clinic on February 22. A flyer with registration information is posted on the ASBOA message board. We would love to have your band participate and I hope to see you there! If you have any questions or are interested in performing please contact Tyler Fields at tyler.fields@southsideschools.org

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! 

December 18, 2018
Dear Directors and Teachers,

I want to invite you and your students to this year’s statewide, Arkansas Clarinet Day 2019! This unique event is traditionally shared by many of the Arkansas universities across our state. This year’s Arkansas Clarinet Day is taking place on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. Attached to this email you will find an information letter, poster, and form telling you about our guest artist, Mr. Jorge Montilla, and giving information on this year’s event.
Arkansas Clarinet Day will run from about 9am to 3pm (college students will have a master class until 5pm, which you are more than welcome to stay for) and includes masterclasses, mock auditions, performances, and clarinet vendors. We hope you and your students will be able to join us and the many university and high schools students from across the state.
If you have any questions about the event, please email Dr. Andrew DeBoer, assistant professor of music – clarinet at UAFS (andrew.deboer@uafs.edu).

POSTER - INFORMATION LETTER - REGISTRATION FORM

Andrew DeBoer, D.M.A.
Assistant Professor of Music, Clarinet
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith
5210 Grand Avenue
P.O. Box 3649
Fort Smith, AR 72913
Work: 479-788-7544
Cell: 480-204-5648
Web: www.andrewdeboer.com

Bankie Holley Scholarship
It's that time again!  Information was sent to the college directors in the state, but if anyone knows of a college student majoring in music education who will intern in the Fall of 2019 or Spring of 2020, please encourage them to fill out the attached scholarship application.  The scholarship recipient receives $1000 to help with expenses while interning.  They must be a music education major.  
On the other hand, if you would like to donate to the Bankie Holley Memorial Fund, please don't hesitate to contact me.    Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks again!

Susan Ford
Susan.Ford@cps.k12.ar.us

December 12, 2018
The University of Central Arkansas Natural Slides Trombone Ensemble will perform at the 2018 Midwest Band Clinic in Chicago, on Friday, December 21st, 8:30am, in Ballroom W190.  We will also perform in front of the Exhibit Hall on Thursday at 2:30p .  If you are attending the Midwest Clinic, we would love to have you join us.  It will be great to see familiar Arkansas faces in the audience.  Have a great Christmas break!

 
J Cook

December 11, 2018
Tuba Christmas in Siloam Springs is THIS Saturday, December 15th !!
Rehearsal location has been changed to Siloam Springs MIDDLE School (the old high school).  Rehearsal begins at 10:00 am.
The concert is in downtown Siloam Springs Twin Springs Park, corner of East Main and Broadway at 1:00 pm. The school is located at 1500 West Jefferson. Enter the old stadium parking lot off of Jefferson Street and the fine arts building is in the back of that lot next to Panther Arena.

Alex Claussen from Bartlesville, Oklahoma will be our guest conductor!  Alex is an awesome band director and great clinician. Bring students, send students or just come yourself to participate. It would be nice to know if you’re coming or bringing/sending students, but we’ll welcome you even if you show up by surprise.

Thanks, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Keith Rutledge
rutledk@gmail.com

December 5, 2018
Dear Directors,
We would like to invite you to attend our annual concert invitational, March 1st or 2nd here at Lake Hamilton.  Attached is our info flyer and listed below is a link to apply for the invitational.  If you have any questions or are interested please let us know by contacting Jon Shultz at jon.shultz@lhwolves.net

LH Concert Invitational Registration Form

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November 16, 2018
Bentonville West High School will be hosting the inaugural Bentonville West Jazz Festival this year on Saturday, May 4th.  We have ro
om for about 20 groups to perform that day.  The contest portion of the event can either be adjudicated with ratings or comments only.  Clinicians will be Dr. Terry Segress and Gary Meggs. Judges will be Dr. Rick Salonen, Robert Kehle, and Don Bailey. Immediately following your performance, you will receive a clinic as well.
 

We will be featuring Wayne Bergeron this year as well as the Fayetteville Jazz Collective. Contest entry for Big Band or Combo: $150 per group performing.  Ticket purchase for evening concert: $10 per performer, $15 per non-performer, max of 2 director tickets per group provided. Please fill out the following form for those who are interested: https://goo.gl/forms/o553WZ9rlpeOoshI2

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at espaeth@bentonvillek12.org - Jazz Festival Document

November 14, 2018
UAFS Brass Day
Greetings Directors,

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Department of Music will hold its first annual Brass Day on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 1:00-4:30 pm with a 5:00 pm concert featuring the UAFS Brass Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Scott Tomlison, the UAFS low brass studio and special guests, the Four Horsemen, a tuba-euphonium quartet based out of Texas. 9-12th grade brass students, brass musicians and brass enthusiasts are invited to join us for a day of brass. Students and adults, bring your trumpets, horns, trombones, bass trombones, euphoniums (baritones), and tubas and join us for a mass brass play-a-long, a masterclass featuring the Four Horsemen and a Brass Day Concert performance.

 

All brass day events and the 5:00 p.m. concert, are free and open to the public. Brass Day will be held in Breedlove Auditorium on the UAFS Campus. For more information please contact Dr. Alexandra Zacharella, 479-788-7972 or alex.zacharella@uafs.edu

 

We hope you will join us for our first annual UAFS Brass Day!  [Poster]

 

Best,

Alexandra Zacharella, D.M.A.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Director of Bands/Associate Professor of Low Brass

Alex.zacharella@uafs.edu

 

November 12, 2018
RIVER VALLEY TUBACHRISTMAS
TUBACHRISTMAS EVENT TO BE HELD IN VAN BUREN

The 4th Annual RIVER VALLEY TUBACHRISTMAS will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11:30AM.  The performance will be held at the King Opera House located at 427 Main Street in Historic Downtown Van Buren, Arkansas.  Concert attendees will enjoy a family friendly, free concert of popular Christmas music in a great venue with a possible special visit by Santa Claus! 

Registration for performers will begin at 8:30AM and rehearsal will begin at 9AM.  Music will be provided for performers and will also be available for purchase.  All tuba, sousaphone, baritone and euphonium players are invited to participate in the event – regardless of age or skill level!  Performers are encouraged to decorate their instruments for Christmas! 

TUBACHRISTMAS is a concert of well-known and loved Christmas music performed by Tuba, Baritone and Euphonium players. 

TUBACHRISTMAS concerts are held in cities worldwide and celebrate those who play, teach and compose music for instruments in the tuba family, including the tuba, sousaphone, baritone and euphonium; though some participants bring rarer members of the family such as the helicon, ophicleide, serpent and double bell euphonium!

The conductor of River Valley TUBACHRISTMAS will be Volta Andy Anders, longtime Associate Professor of Music & former Chair of Music for Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas.  Mr. Anders earned a M.M. in Tuba Performance at Northwestern University.  He earned a B.A. in Music from Arkansas Tech University.  During his active performing years, he always demonstrated superb talent as a performer, as well as consistently producing a studio of performers who attained multiple high honors as educators, soloists and ensemble performers, etc..  

The first TUBACHRISTMAS was organized by Harvey G. Phillips to honor his tuba teacher William Bell, who was born on Christmas Day 1902, and was held December 22, 1974 in the Ice Skating Rink at New York City's Rockefeller Center. There were more than 300 musicians who played that day, beginning a holiday tradition. The arrangements of the Christmas carols were written by Alec Wilder, who coincidentally died on Christmas Eve, 1980. TUBACHRISTMAS concerts vary in size from a quartet (two euphoniums and two tubas), to several hundred at the largest events.

For more information, please contact Erick Wiggins at 479-926-4794 or feel free to visit our webpage at: facebook.com/RiverValleyTubaChristmas

UCA Low Brass Workshop
Here is a one last reminder that the 4th Annual UCA Low Brass Workshop will be held on November 17, 2018. We have extended the deadline for the All-Select Ensembles. The form is attached. 
Here is a CORRECT EMAIL for - Dr. Gail Robertson at grobertson@uca.edu. If you emailed something and didn't hear back, please resend it. We are sorry for this inconvenience.
This year we are honored to host Dr. Brian L. Bowman, world re-known euphonium artist and recently retired Regents Professor of Euphonium at the University of North Texas, and Jeremy Wilson, alumnus of the Vienna Philharmonic and Associate Professor of Trombone at Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Justin Cook and Dr. Gail Robertson will will serve as hosts of this event. Also featured will be UCA’s Trombone Choirs and the Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble! There will be lots of opportunities for attendees to participate in mass choirs, masterclasses, and concerts!  We are bringing back the Arkansas Select High Trombone Choir and Tuba/Euphonium Choir. We will be sending applications out soon to participate in those groups. This event is open to band directors and low brass players of all ages. $10 registration fee. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Dr. Justin Cook at jcook@uca.edu or CORRECTED EMAIL for - Dr. Gail Robertson at grobertson@uca.edu. -
APPLICATION

 Dr. Gail Robertson,
Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium/Jazz - University of Central Arkansas,
Vice President/President Elect - 
International Tuba and Euphonium Association
Willson International Euphonium Artist, SymbiosisDuo
www.GailRobertson.com
www.SymbiosisDuo.com 

October 18, 2018
Greetings from UAFS!
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Department of Music will hold the 13th annual Octubafest on October 22, 2018, beginning with a meet and greet at 4:30 pm in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center on the UAFS campus.
9-12th grade low brass students, low brass musicians and low brass enthusiasts are invited to perform in a mass play-along low brass ensemble as part of our Octubafest celebration. Students are invited to bring their trombones, bass trombones, euphoniums (baritones), and tubas and join us for a rehearsal and performance for Octubafest 2018. The mass ensemble will rehearse from 4:30-6:30 pm, music will be provided.
The 7:30 p.m. concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Reynolds Room, and will feature the UAFS Low Brass studio and mass low brass ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Alexandra Zacharella, Associate Professor of Low Brass.
For more information or directions to campus please contact Dr. Zacharella, by telephone at 479-788-7972 or e-mail at alex.zacharella@uafs.edu

Best,
Alex Zacharella

Alexandra Zacharella, D.M.A.
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Director of Bands/Associate Professor of Low Brass
Alex.zacharella@uafs.edu

Bach Performing Artist
Warburton Music Products
http://centerstage.conn-selmer.com/artists/alexandra-zacharella

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September 18, 2018
The UAM Division of Music Presents...
The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America Mobility Brass LIVE Saturday November 10, 2018 at 7:30pm in the UAM Fine Arts Center.
The concert is FREE and open to the public Mobility Brass Quintet is the newest performing group of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America. With the traditional instrumentation of two trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba, the ensemble is known for its versatility and outstanding musicianship. A component group of the Band of Mid-America, their performance repertoire spans five centuries, from the glorious antiphonal sounds of the Renaissance to the rich diversity of American musical styles. Whether a military march, jazz standard or an original arrangement of patriotic favorites, each Mobility Brass Quintet program is thoughtfully planned for a blend of inspiration and entertainment. Its repertoire has universal appeal and includes special programming for younger audiences. This ensemble not only performs in concert halls and civic events, but also adds a distinctive presence to official military ceremonies and events of state. These five gifted players proudly represent the skill and professionalism of the United States Air Force as musical ambassadors before military and civilian audiences throughout the band’s ten-state area of responsibility.      

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Jason Smith
Director of Jazz Studies Director
UAM Jazz One/Trumpet
University of Arkansas at Monticello Office:
870-460-1660
www.uamband.com

September 12, 2018
Tuba for Sale

Miraphone 1291 Series 4/4 BBd
Good Condition.  
Paid 8,000, asking $4500, OBO.  
contact: jennifer.swanson@dardanellelizards.com for more details.  

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-- Zach Whitworth Dardanelle Bands zachary.whitworth@dardanellelizards.com
2032 North State Hwy. 7 Dardanelle, AR  72834

September 5, 2018
The UAM Division of Music Presents SERAPH BRASS LIVE Monday October 22, 2018 at 7:00pm in the UAM Fine Arts Center. The concert is FREE and open to the public “Seraph Brass is the next Boston or Canadian Brass.” President of the Gallup Concert Association Seraph Brass is a dynamic brass ensemble drawing from a roster of America's top female brass players. Performing primarily as a brass quintet or sextet, Seraph also performs as a larger ensemble of 10 performers. Committed to engaging audiences with captivating programming, Seraph Brass presents a diverse body of repertoire that includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works, and well-known classics. Seraph released their debut studio album, Asteria, on Summit Records in January 2018, winning a Silver Medal Global Music Award.  Seraph Brass has toured throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe. They have performed multiple concerts at the Lieksa Brass Week in Finland, and they were the featured ensemble at the International Women’s Brass Conference. Seraph has performed concerts at the Forum Cultural Guanajuato in León, Mexico, Dame Myra Hess Concerts in Chicago (IL), Gettysburg Concert Association (PA), Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach (FL), SUNY Cortland (NY), Jamestown Concert Association (NY), and they have toured extensively as Allied Concert Services artists. Seraph is on the roster of the Manhattan Music Ensemble. They performed with the Rowan University Wind Ensemble, performing Rick DeJonge’s Prelude and Fantasy under the direction of Joseph Higgins. Many members of Seraph Brass have performed with Adele on her 2016 North American tour.  Enthusiastic about education, Seraph has developed strong relationships with Venezuelan “El Sistema” programs in Philadelphia and Washington D.C., performing fundraising concerts for Play-On Philly! and Bridges: Music Through Harmony. Seraph has given residencies and performances at Stephen F. Austin University, University of Virginia, Wittenberg University (OH), Eastern and Western Illinois Universities, Penn State Erie (PA), Dreyfoos School of the Arts (FL), Marywood University (PA), and Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO) among others.  Committed to commissioning new works, Seraph commissioned and premiered “Wolf” for solo soprano and brass quintet from Philadelphia-based composer, Joseph Hallman. Seraph has commissioned new works by Catherine McMichael and Rene Orth, featured on Asteria. Seraph has also premiered Lucy Pankhurst’s Ouroboros with euphonium soloist Hélène Escriva at the International Women’s Brass Conference. Seraph also has many original arrangements by trumpeter Jeff Luke, featured on Asteria and Seraph Brass Live!  Members of Seraph Brass have performed with such esteemed ensembles as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Musicians from Marlboro, Luzern Music Festival in Switzerland, National Symphony, Brass Band of Battle Creek, Daejeon Philharmonic in Korea, and Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand. They hold positions in the Richmond Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Artosphere Orchestra, Tennessee Tech University, Hendrix College, Louisiana State University, University of Richmond, and University North Carolina School of the Arts.
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August 23, 2018
Colleagues:  
The 30th Annual West Memphis Marching Classic will take place Saturday, Oct. 13th.
Full information and the link to online registration is in the attached PDF.  
Or, if you want to jump straight to registration:  https://goo.gl/forms/3XoxER8gbjoEcAZL2  
Deadline for registration/receipt of entry fee is September 24. Contest is scheduled to begin at noon and conclude with awards at 4:15. A maximum of 15 bands will be accepted for the contest.  
We hope to see you band on October 13th.  

Randal Box
Kaitlin Roll  

Directors, West Memphis High School Band

August 22, 2018
Dear Small School Band Director:
The Arkansas Small Band Association would like to invite all schools with a 10-12 school enrollment of 450 or less to join our growing organization. (Enrollment is based on figures from May 1 of the previous year.) The registration fee is only $25.
You will find all the forms that you need at arkansassmallbandassociation.webs.com. (We are in the process of updating the site, but the registration form is there.)
All checks ($25) should be made out to ASBA and sent to the following address:

 Trey Reely

Riverview High School

800 Raider Drive

Searcy, Ar 72143

 

Make sure your central office does not send the check to ASBOA or the Arkansas School Boards Association!
The deadline is a postmark of September 30. Any registration fees after that point will be $35 and must be received by October 30 for your students to be eligible for the Arkansas All-Star Try-outs at Riverview on Tuesday, February 5.
Composer and conductor Randall Standridge, former Director of Bands at Harrisburg High School, will be this year's clinician at the All-Star Clinic in Pangburn on Friday, April 5th and Sat., April 6th. The All-Star Honor Band will be premiering a new work written just for them. We will also provide clinics for directors. (In-service credit will be given.)

ASBA will also continue awarding scholarships to select high school seniors who choose to perform at the university level.
We will not be sending many more reminders out via ASBOA so please take care of this ASAP. We will not accept any payments after October 30.
Please check-out the concert piece Travelin' Music by Robert Sheldon, published by Alfred. It is a work ASBA commissioned and was premiered by the Arkansas All-Star Honor Band in 2015.

If you need anything, feel free to contact me by e-mail:  trey.reely@riverviewsd.org.
Serving the small school bands of Arkansas,
Trey Reely--Riverview

August 14, 2018
Harp for Sale
Beautiful harp for sale.  It was bought about seven months ago for a young lady that was interested in learning to play.  Things have changed and the grandmother is trying to sell it.  Asking $2,000.  Price includes nice soft shell case and tuning tool.
She would be happy to answer any questions for anyone interested in it.
Maria Barbara Muller
zeandmaria@gmail.com 
(501)620-6063

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August 9, 2018
Instruments For Sale
This CB40 was made by Hans Hoyer as part of the Getzen Canadian Brass line of the nineties. It is yellow brass Geyer-wrap with a large bell throat. It is very easy to play with smooth slurs and clean articulations. The notes slot quite well, and the horn offers little resistance. This would be a great horn for a student or anyone needing a reasonably priced high-quality instrument. It blends well with both large and small ensembles. Please look at the photos for details. Mechanical valves are smooth and quiet. The lacquer is worn in some areas, which isn't too bad for a horn this age. Check the pics for details. You will have a hard time finding another horn of this quality for such a great price! Let me know if I can answer any questions.

For questions or more pictures please contact Emily Huckabey at emilyhuckabey@yahoo.com.

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Thank you,
Emily Huckabey


Uniforms for Free
I have 120 or so black and gold uniforms with two pair of trousers each, one black, one white including shakos in boxes, plums packed in tubes in a carry case, spats, suspenders snap in collar liners.  Excellent shape.  Just come and get them!  They have Jonesboro on the shoulders, but I sewed Stephens Roadrunners patches over them on some of the jackets, maybe 45 or so. They are quite bulky so you need a big van or something
Yours, Stephen Keith (retired). Need to get them Now!
phytus@yahoo.com


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July 25, 2018
I, McGehee Bands, has a 72", red powder coat, Jarvis Podium for sale.
I am asking $800.00.  Pics available on request. 
Also you may find pics on the Arkansas Band Directors FaceBook page. 
You may pick this up at McGehee High School.  
Contact me at: thomas.trigg@mcgeheeschools.org or 870-500-4543