Welcome to the West Virginia All - State Band Website! We hope that you find this site user - friendly and helpful in finding updated information, audition requirements and audition postings for the West Virginia All - State Band. This site also will serve as a communications link between the All - State Band Chair, the Instrumental Music Educators of West Virginia and the West Virginia Bandmasters.
The 2016 West Virginia Music Educators Conference will be held March 10 - 12 in Charleston, WV. The 2016 West Virginia All - State Band conductor will be Mr. David Saleeba Albert.
The 2015 Phi Beta Mu Band Clinic will be held, once again, at The Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown on Monday, Nov. 9. This years’ clinic will feature morning sessions by George Willis, Percussion Professor at WVU, Dr. Scott Hippensteel from Shepherd University on score study and rehearsals, Dr. Amanda Morrison from West Liberty University on clarinet, and Dr. Lloyd Bone from Glenville State on a low brass subject. In addition, I’m working on getting Zach Smith, second horn in the Pittsburgh Symphony, to present a clinic on musical playing and phrasing which will be the only clinic presented during that hour so everyone can attend. The afternoon segment will feature Dr. Mark Camphouse, noted composer and wind ensemble conductor at George Mason University, conducting the afternoon directors clinic band.
To attend, all you need do is 1.) email me at email@example.com, let me know you’re coming, 2.) if you plan to play in the directors band, tell me what instrument you play. 3.) send your $20.00 fee, checks made out to Phi Beta Mu and mailed to me at 101 Harley Lane, New Cumberland, WV 26047.
There is a block of rooms reserved at the Waterfront for Sunday night under the clinic’s name. Call them (304-296-1700) to get the conference rate for the night. The group code for reservations is 295961. Sunday night is always a fun get together with everyone!
Looking forward to seeing everyone! The Clinic looks like a very exciting and musical day to recharge, get some new ideas and visit with friends!
PBM Clinic Coordinator
*******Looking for a little extra help for All State Auditions? The 249th Army Band is giving a FREE Master Class for all instruments. The Master Class will be held at the Morgantown Readiness Center in Morgantown, WV; Saturday, December 5thth from 9:30-6:00pm. Each instrument will have their own Master Class based upon their specific audition music for the 2015/16 West Virginia All State Band. The clinicians will be members of the 249th Army Band. During this event we will go over different ways to practice trouble spots, improving overall musical qualities, phrasing and much more! The students will get the opportunity to perform with the 249th Army Band and be a part of their Holiday Concert! Holiday Concert is Saturday December 5th at 6:00 PM. Parents and directors are welcome, hospitality room provided. Don’t miss out on this day of music and fun! To Register send an email with your name, instrument and school to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-433-1929.
2016 Orchestra Program – Charleston, WV
Dr. Kevin Geraldi, Conductor
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