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
p.s. Please feel free to forward this on to any other band directors across the state you might know.
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