The Arkansas Tech University Southern Regional Concert Band Festival
March 27-29, 2019
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.
Matthew McInturf - Sam Houston State University, Director of Bands
Larry Gookin - Central Washington University, Director of Bands, emeritus
Nola Jones - Coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts, Nashville Public Schools, retired
Hal Cooper - Arkansas Tech University, Director of Bands, emeritus
Gary Green - Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, Director of Bands, emeritus
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!
The Festival Seeks to provide a wonderful performance opportunity for all groups. To that end, we request that each performing ensemble plan to attend at least 2 performances of colleague ensembles during your day. We request that groups make every possible effort to support each other, and please plan to attend the ATU Symphonic Wind Ensemble performances as possible.
Registration fee: $300 per band per 30 minute performance slot; $600 per band per 1 hour performance slot
Photos below are the stage and audience view from the beautiful Russellville Center for the Performing Arts: