MakeMusic is teaming up with the Canadian Brass to host the Canadian Brass Solo Contest.
To enter, contestants aged 13-18 will submit their performance of Albinoni's Adagio, accompanied by SmartMusic. No purchase is necessary: a free SmartMusic trial subscription is available.
One winner will get a Skype lesson with a member of Canadian Brass, a set of the newly released Canadian Brass Mouthpiece Collection for their school, and an assortment of fun swag from both MakeMusic and the Canadian Brass.
Encourage your students to enter soon. All submissions are due by 11:59 PM MST on November 1, 2018.
The wcfsymphony is accepting applications from musicians in grades eight through twelve throughout Iowa to compete in the wcfsymphony Young Artist Concerto Competition on Sunday, February 17, 2019. The competition will be held in Davis Hall at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Students of piano, strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion in grades eight through twelve are encouraged to participate.
Cash prizes of $400 for first place, $250 for second place, and $150 for third place will be offered. The first place winner may perform with the wcfsymphony on March 23, 2019. Deadline for applications must be postmarked no later than January 17, 2019.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Mount Mercy University is pleased to offer a mock audition workshop to woodwind and brass students preparing for the All-State instrumental audition. Each participant will receive a 15-minute private session with an All-State auditor to experience the audition process, receive suggestions for improvement, and have an opportunity to attend a masterclass on “Best Practices” for a peak performance leading up to, and including the audition day.
Where: Mount Mercy University Center, 1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
Who: High School woodwind and brass instrumentalists preparing to audition for All-State
Time: 15-minute session will be assigned based on participant requests between
Registration fee is $15 per student, which includes the workshop session and tee shirt. Online registration and payment can be made by clicking the link For your convenience, I’ve also attached a flyer that may be copied and distributed to students., or by completing and returning the downloadable form by Monday, October 8, 2018.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or if there is anything I can do to assist you and your students.
Director of Bands
Mount Mercy University | 1330 Elmhurst Drive NE | Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319-363-1323 ext. 1864 | Cell 319-538-2662 | www.mtmercy.edu
Today's rehearsal has been cancelled!!
Hi all,Attached please find the Summer newsletter for the City High Marching Band 2018. Please read all of the information carefully, and please place all band events on your calendars. Just a reminder, all band activities are required, so please be aware of all band dates as you make plans.Also, there were many students that did not take marching band shoes home at the end of the school year. These shoes, since none were marked, have been placed in large bins, paired by size. If you left shoes, you should plan to come early on the first day of heck week to retrieve them.Finally, just a note to let you know of the big evening planned for , our home football game vs Ames high. We will be joined by the 8th grade band from Southeast, and will have as our very special guest the University of Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band under the direction of new assistand director of bands Eric Bush. This should be a fun evening not only for our band program, but for the community as well.Have a great rest of the Summer, and I look forward to seeing you in August.Dr. M