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Fall Festival of Winds 2021 Director Information

Fall Festival of Winds 2021 Director Information

 

Fall Festival of Winds

Saturday, November 6, 2021
Crete Campus, Doane University
 
Honor Band conducted by Dr. Jay W. Gilbert 
Festival Band conducted by Dr. Larry Blocher
 

THE 2021 FALL FESTIVAL OF WINDS

The Doane University Fall Festival of Winds is a one-day honor band event featuring two ensembles. The Honor Band is an auditioned ensemble that requires you to upload an audio audition. There will be no video auditions this year. The Festival Band will be selected by nomination.

DIRECTOR TIMELINE FOR THE FALL FESTIVAL

September

By Friday, September 3 - Fill out the Band Director Interest Form, Distribute Student Letter and FFW Schedule 2021.
Starting Tuesday, September 7 - A confirmation will be emailed to you. Students may start to apply. 
From September 15 through October 4 - Students may upload their Fall Festival of Winds Honor Band auditions at https://audition.zone/doaneffw.
By Monday, September 27 - Student application forms must be submitted.
The Week of September 27 - A list of students who have applied will be sent to you.

October

By Monday, October 4 - Honor Band Auditions are to be uploaded by the students. You are welcome to assist them. 
By Monday, October 4 - Band Director FFW Nomination and Rating Form submitted online for all Fall Festival participants. See Instructions for Ranking and Rating Students
Friday, October 15 - Selection results will be emailed to you, Honor Band music will be available electronically, and invoices will be sent via email.
 

November

Saturday, November 6 - Fall Festival of Winds - 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Concert at 3:45 p.m.)
 

DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES 

1. Encourage interested students to apply
2. Encourage talented students to audition
3. Direct students to the FFW student pages
4. Complete the Band Director Ranking and Rating Form for all Fall Festival participants
5. Assist students in the process

REGARDING THE FALL FESTIVAL HONOR BAND

Directors are welcome to assist their student(s) with the recording or download the Honor Band audition.
Directors must rank and rate students auditioning for the honor band in the event that they are not accepted into the honor band and would placed in the Festival Band.
For students who are not preparing a Nebraska All-State audition, an etude and exercises for the Honor Band audition are available directly to students online at: http://www.doane.edu/ffw-honor-band-auditions

 

PDFs FOR DIRECTORS 

(check back later this summer)

Evaluation Rubric for Rating Students

QUESTIONS

For questions regarding the application process or audition guidelines, please contact Jay Gilbert at jay.gilbert@doane.edu or 402-826-8671.