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Festival of Winds | Marching Band Day | Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop

Friday, April 26, 2019

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The Festival of Winds is a one-day high school band festival jointly sponsored by the Boyer College of Music and Dance Band and Music Education Departments. Held on the Temple Univeristy Main Campus, this non-competitive event will emphasize performance and education by providing students and directors from high school band programs the opportunity to receive feedback and work directly with Boyer faculty members Patricia Cornett, Matthew Brunner, Deb Confredo, Nate Buonviri, as well as our guest in 2019, Harlan Parker from the Peabody Institute.

Participation in the 2019 Festival of Winds includes:

* Performance in the Temple Performing Arts Center

* A post-performance clinic with one of our five clinicians

* Digital audio files containing clinicians’ feedback, and an audio file of the full performance without feedback

* Performances by both the Temple University Symphonic Band (at 12:00 pm) and the Temple University Wind Symphony (at 6:15 pm)

* Masterclasses with Temple University applied faculty and members of the Philadelphia Orchestra

Each band should prepare no more than 20 minutes of music (director’s choice), and will receive a 20 minute clinic by faculty following the performance.

All students and teachers are responsible for their own meals throughout the day. There are many convenient and affordable meal options on campus (food trucks, food courts, etc.).

2019 Schedule of the Day

8:30am - 2:30pm: Band Performances and Clinics in TPAC, Tours of Campus, Lunch, and Listening to other Band Performances

1:00pm: Temple University Symphonic Band Concert

3:00 - 4:00pm: Master Classes with Applied Faculty in Presser and Rock Halls

6:15pm: Temple University Wind Symphony Concert

Cost: $450 per band. This fee covers recording, materials, facility, and master class costs.

Limited to first 12 bands to register with payment.

A full complement of large percussion equipment and a grand piano will be available.

Contact Dr. Patricia Cornett for questions:, 215-204-8335.