PRESS RELEASE


January 11, 2016

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

Four States Bandmasters Association Convention Clinic to be held at TISD

Texarkana, TX – TISD will host the Four States Bandmasters Convention & Clinic on Thursday, January 14 through Saturday, January 16. An expected 350 students along with directors representing 54 schools from the four states area will be in attendance.

The Four States Bandmasters Convention & Clinic brings together the musical abilities of area students who have been nominated to the Four States Honor Band by area band directors. During the course of the convention, students audition for one of three bands: jazz, concert and symphonic. Following their concert assignment, students rehearse on a daily basis and present a series of concerts to the community which will be held on Saturday, January 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sullivan Performing Arts Center & John Thomas Theatre. Admission is FREE and the public is invited to attend.

Band conductors for the concert series are chosen by the Four States Bandmasters. This year’s conductors will be: Kris Berg, Director of Jazz Studies for Collin College (Four States Jazz Band); Dr. Jeff Emge, Director of Wind Ensemble and Associate Professor of Music for University of Texas at Tyler (Four States Concert Band); and Damon S. Talley, Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music for Louisiana State University (Four States Symphonic Band).

Schedule of events are as follows:

Thursday, January 14:
1:00 p.m. Registration Desk Opens (Sullivan Performing Arts Center)
2:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set-Up (Sullivan Performing Arts Center)
2:00 p.m. All Honor Band Participant Meeting (Texas High Band Hall)
2:15 – 5:00 p.m. Auditions
6:00 p.m. Results of Auditions posted (Sullivan Performing Arts Center)
6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Rehearsals/Exhibits Open
     Jazz Band (Texas High School Band Hall II)
     Concert Band (Texas High School Band Hall)
     Symphonic Band (Sullivan Performing Arts Center Stage)

Friday, January 15:
8:30 a.m. Registration (Sullivan Performing Arts Center)
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Rehearsals (Texas Middle & Texas High School Band Halls,
     Sullivan Performing Arts Center)
8:30 – Noon Exhibit Opens (Sullivan Performing Arts Center)
9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Clinic – “RhythmBee”
     Presented by: Dr. A.N. “Buzzy” Green
1:30 – 5:00 p.m. Rehearsals/Exhibit Opens
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Clinic – “The New Diana Texas High School Band Program”
     Presented by: George Little

Saturday, January 16:
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Rehearsals (Texas Middle & Texas High School Band Halls,
     Sullivan Performing Arts Center)
2:00 p.m. Concert Series (John Thomas Theatre)
ADMISSION IS FREE & PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND

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PHOTO, FILM AND STORY OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING EVENTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT TINA VEAL-GOOCH, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS AT 903.794.3651 EXT. 1013.

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