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The Four State Band Festival is May 4, 2017


DATE:  Thursday, May 4, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Friday, March 3, 2017

ELIGIBILITY:  High School musicians (grades 9-12) recommended by their high school band directors.

GUEST CONDUCTORS:  Mr. Randall Standridge and Dr. Curran Prendergast.

FOUR STATE BANDS:  These bands will provide an excellent musical and educational experience for the proficient music student and will afford an opportunity to combine the talents of students from the four-state region.  The ensembles will rehearse with the guest clinicians and perform on the Festival Concert. 

FEE:  The cost for each student participant is $20.00, which includes the day's activities and a lunch.  The registration fee is payable at the time of notification of selection and acceptance by the student.

BAND PERSONNEL:  Participants for the bands will be chosen and placed on the basis of 1) musical honors achieved (all-state, all-district, etc.)  2) director's recommendation 3) instrumentation needs 4) seniority in school and 5) promptness of application.  Directors are asked to be as informative and as accurate as they can be in their recommendations.  We hope that students will regard it as a privilege to play in the Four State Festival Bands and will accept their seating as assigned.

FORMAL CONCERT:  The Festival Concert will be at 7:00pm on the evening of May 4th.  The Festival Honor Bands will perform on the concert with the PSU Wind Ensemble.  All of the participants are asked to wear their respective concert attire.  If there is any question, coats and ties for men and dresses for women would be appropriate.

SCHEDULE, MUSIC, INSTRUCTIONS:  A complete schedule, the assigned music, and a set of instructions will be sent to each student via the school when selected.

Mail your Four State Band Festival applications to:
Dr. Craig Fuchs
Department of Music
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Fax them to: 620-235-6582

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Highlights from the 2015 Four State Band Festival Concert

        Ride - Samuel Hazo
        An Obvious Love - Gary Gilroy
        Paprikash - Julie Girouz