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2018 High School Honor Band & Scholarship Festival

Thursday, March 22- Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Deadline to apply is February 1, 2018

Festival highlights includes:

 Master class with wind/percussion faculty from Coastal Carolina University
Performance with some of the finest high school musicians in the Southeast
Festival Finale Concert in the beautiful Wheelwright Auditorium
Work with nationally renowned wind band conductors

HONOR BAND SELECTION PROCESS

  • The CCU Honor Band and Scholarship Festival is open to all high school instrumentalist grades 9-12 with a minimum of two years' experience.

  • All applicants must complete the online registration form.
    2018 Honor Band Application 

  • Participants must be in good standing with their band/music program with support from their music director for participation. Directors will be contacted via email after an online registration has been successfully submitted by the student.

  • Students and directors will receive an email confirming selection of participants on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. In addition, a list of selected participants will be posted here on the CCU Honor Band webpage. Accepted students will be required to submit the following forms during registration. Once accepted, please print, complete, and bring with you to registration.

PARTICIPATION AND PAYMENT INFORMATION

  • All students participating in the honor band festival pay a $60.00 non-refundable fee.  This fee covers music and a commemorative festival t-shirt.
  • Payment should be check or money order made out to Coastal Carolina University Bands and submitted during registration on March 22, 2018. 
  • Transportation to and from the event, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the student/band director.  

CHAIR PLACEMENT AUDITIONS

  • All students will perform a short chair placement audition on the first day of the honor band festival. Click on your instrument below to obtain access to your audition music. Music links will become active on February 13, 2018. Students will be asked to perform the following as part of the seating audition:
    • Chromatic scale (full range of the instrument)
    • Major scales
  • CCU Chair Placement Audition Material
    • Flute (PDF coming soon)
    • Oboe (PDF coming soon)
    • Clarinet/bass clarinet (PDF coming soon)
    • Bassoon (PDF coming soon)
    • Saxophone (PDF coming soon)
    • Horn (PDF coming soon)
    • Trumpet (PDF coming soon)
    • Trombone (PDF coming soon)
    • Euphonium (PDF coming soon)
    • Tuba (PDF coming soon)
    • Percussion (PDF coming soon)

ADMISSION & SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS

Interested in attending Coastal Carolina University and joining our department of music as a music major in 2018? The Coastal Carolina University Honor Band and Scholarship Festival also serves as an opportunity for interested students to audition for music scholarships. Interested applicants should visit the following webpage for more information:
http://www.coastal.edu/music/audition/

For further information on auditions & admission please contact:
Dr. Jesse Willis, Music Department Audition Coordinator 
(843) 349-2776
jwillis@coastal.edu

For additional information on the honor band festival please contact:
Barbara Sheffield, CCU Bands Administrative Specialist
(843) 349-6480 (office)
bsheffiel@coastal.edu

2018 HONOR BAND FESTIVAL CLINICIAN

Dr. T. André Feagin, Director of Bands, Coastal Carolina University 

Dr. T. André Feagin serves as director of bands and assistant professor of music at Coastal Carolina University (CCU) where he serves as the artistic director/conductor of the CCU Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, and director of the Chanticleer Regiment and the Chanticleer Basketball Pep Band. In addition, he teaches conducting, and courses in the music education curriculum.  Dr. Feagin holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in wind conducting from the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. Prior to his arrival at CCU, he served as associate director of bands at the University of Texas at El Paso and director of bands at Watkins Overton High School (TN). Dr. Feagin has appeared with numerous All-state and regional honor bands throughout the United States, Canada, and Southeast Asia. Previous engagements include serving as conductor of the 2017 NAfME All National Concert Band, the Massachusetts All-State Band, the New Mexico All-State Concert Band, and the New England Intercollegiate Band. He has presented clinics on conducting and music education at the Arizona Music Educators Association State Convention, the South Carolina Music Educators Association State Convention, The Savannah State University Conducting Workshop (GA), and the Universiti Teknologi MARA in Selangor, Malaysia. Dr. Feagin was one of three nationally selected conductors to perform as a guest conductor with the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America in the inaugural Young Conductors Mentor Program with the National Band Association. In addition, he was also one of three nationally selected guest conductors to perform with the United States Academy Band at West Point during the Association of Concert Bands National Convention in 2012. Dr. Feagin’s publications include serving as a contributing author in the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series as well as the Instrumentalist and Teaching Music magazines. His doctoral research studies Spanish wind composer Bernardo Adam Ferrero and his wind composition Homenaje a Joaquín Sorolla. His professional memberships include the National Association for Music Education, College Band Directors National Association, Patron of Mu Phi Epsilon, and honorary memberships in both Tau Beta Sigma and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.