RDC hosting Provincial Festival of Bands

By Submitted
May 8, 2017 - 6:05pm

RDC is excited to host students from across Western Canada, who will be attending the annual Alberta Band Association Provincial Festival of Bands from May 8 to 13 and May 15 to 18.

About 7,000 Junior, Senior and Community Band students will participate in 10 days of performances, clinics and sight-reading activities.

Prestigious adjudicators, educators and clinicians from Canada and the U.S. will be judging this year’s Festival. They include in Week One: Dr. Rick McEnaney from Clark County School Division in Lav Vegas, Nevada; Dr. Leah McGray from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee; Dr. Karen Gustafson from Red Deer College; Mr. Bill Kristjanson from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg; and Ms. Patricia Hengel from Edmonton.

freeWeek Two includes: Dr. Gordon Brock from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida; Dr. Scott Jones from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio; Dr. Gerard Morris from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington; Dr. Darren Oehlerking from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon; and Mr. Brian Thorlacius from Calgary.

The public is invited to attend this exciting free Festival:

Alberta Band Association Provincial Festival of Bands
May 8 to 13 and May 15 to 18
Performances run daily from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Mainstage, Red Deer College Arts Centre

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