2018 Clinician for Honor Band: Dr. Anthony Pursell, Director of Bands from the University of Central Missouri
2018 Honorable Mention Band Clinician: Dr. Brian Hopwood, Southwest Baptist University
WCMMEA Directors: Here is information about the All-District Band Audition process again. DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 24 Step 1) Talk to your students encourage them to participate! ● District Band is a lot of fun!! ● You get to hang out with hundreds of other musicians. ● Younger students gain experience for future auditions.
Step 2) Register Your Students ● Registration is online at: www.wcmmea.com ● Also complete the Band Director Info form on the same page. ● Be careful. Check your entry before you submit. ● Check one more time. Now submit. ● Submissions are final. ● Registration Deadline: October 24
Step 3) Pay for your students ● Auditions are $10 per entry. ● Send a check (payable to: WCMMEA) to:c/o Sarah RayWarrensburg Middle School640 East Gay St.Warrensburg, MO 64093 ● You must pay the audition fee even if the student does not audition.
Step 4) Come to Audition Day ● Auditions are November 3 at UCM in Warrensburg. ● Check in begins at 8:15 am at Warrensburg High School. ○ You will receive an audition sheet to give to each student. ○ Return any sheets for cancellations. ● A short Director’s Meeting will start at 8:30 am. ● A school chaperone MUST be present while students are present. ● Stay until results are posted so your students can pick up their folder of music.
Step 4) If you have students in the band… ● Help them prepare their music. ● Bring them to rehearsal on Friday, January 4 from 7:00 pm to 10:15 pm at UCM. ● Bring them to rehearsal on Saturday, January 5 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at UCM. ● Pizza will be provided for them for lunch on Saturday, January 5 ● Enjoy their performance on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.