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The Arkansas Tech University
Southern Regional Concert Band Festival 

March 30-April 1, 2017

An affiliate Music For All festival presented by Yamaha

Hosted by Arkansas Tech University at Russellville Center for the Performing Arts 

Arkansas Tech University is thrilled to be host of the  Music For All Southern Regional Concert Band Festival -- the first of its kind in this region of the United States!   The Southern Regional Concert Band Festival will provide participant ensembles the opportunity to play at the world-class Russellville Center for the Performing Arts in a non-competitive format and receive comments and a 30' clinic from one of our evaluators. 

The philosophy of this event is such that there will be no scores, no rating, and no ranking of performing ensembles. This is a pure opportunity for your students to perform in a great space, receive comments from great musicians, and a clinic with an esteemed music educator.  The Arkansas Tech University Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform for your students throughout the festival.

Each performing ensemble will receive a recording of their performance with no judges commentary, as well as the three recordings from the clinicians.

Clinicians include:

Gary Green, Director of Bands emeritus, University of Miami
Alan McMurray, Director of Bands, retired, University of Colorado                                                        Cody Birdwell, Director of Bands, University of Kentucky                                                                    Robert Ambrose, Director of Bands, Georgia State University                                                          Sarah McKoin, Director of Bands, Texas Tech University                                               

As a non-competitive event, enrollment is open to school bands of all age ranges.  Middle School, Junior High, and High School bands are encouraged to register and perform! 

 Entry fee is non-refundable after March 6.  Registration is now CLOSED. 

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Photos below are the stage and audience view from the beautiful Russellville Center for the Performing Arts:

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