Honor Band Festival registration and schedule
The 2013 Augustana Honor Band Festival will take place Jan. 20-21. Band members from high schools in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin join forces for a two-day rehearsal and performance under guest conductor Mr. Jay S. Gephart. Mr. Gephart received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from Indiana University. He is the Director of University Bands and Professor of Music at Purdue University where he conducts the "All-American" Marching Band and the Purdue Wind Ensemble. In addition to coordinating the Purdue University Band program, Mr. Gephart has also conducted the Purdue Symphony Orchestra, has conducted the Purdue Wind Ensemble at State and National Conventions, and has toured to Carnegie Hall as well as Beijing, China. Prior to his arrival at Purdue, he served as a high school band director in both Illinois and Indiana.
Directors may submit up to 10 nominated students by the Nov. 30 deadline. Directors may submit one student at a time (up to 10), but they only need to complete the director's information once. Complete all fields before submitting, including student's year in school.
For more information or questions, contact James Lambrecht, Augustana director of bands, at (309) 794-7424 or 800-798-8100 (ext. 7424), or email@example.com.
2013 Augustana Honor Band Festival schedule, housing information
(PDF of schedule)
Sunday, Jan. 20
2-5 p.m. Registration and chair placement audition assignments; Office of Hall
Management (formerly Cultural Events Office), Room 64, lower level of Bergendoff.
5-5:30 p.m. Directors Meeting with Mr. Jay S. Gephart, Ensemble Room, Bergendoff.
6:15 p.m. Seating for Blue Band on stage of Centennial Hall. Seating for Gold Band in Ensemble Room.
6:30-9:30 p.m. Full rehearsal of both Festival Bands. Blue Band on stage of Centennial Hall;
Gold Band in Ensemble Room. Breaks taken as necessary.
Monday, Jan. 21
7-8:15 a.m. Breakfast in College cafeterias. Participants must wear their festival nametags to
get breakfast at no charge.
8:30-11:30 a.m. Full rehearsal session of Blue Band in Ensemble Room; full rehearsal session of Gold Band on stage of Centennial Hall.
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch served in College cafeterias. Participants must wear their festival nametags to get lunch at no charge.
Noon-1:30 p.m. Directors' Luncheon, BOARD ROOM OF THE COLLEGE CENTER
1-1:30 p.m. Mr. Jay S. Gephart rehearsal with Gold Band in the Ensemble Room.
1:30-4 p.m. Final rehearsal session of Blue Band in Centennial Hall; final rehearsal session of Gold Band in Ensemble Room.
4-5:45 p.m. Dinner break on your own. Augustana Symphonic Band rehearsal with
Mr. Jay S. Gephart.
6-6:20 p.m. Dressed and in Centennial Hall.
6:30-8 p.m. Finale Concert: Performances by the Augustana Symphonic Band and the Festival
Bands. Open to the public with no admission charge; Centennial Hall.