The Department of Music of the University of Michigan-Flint is pleased to announce a FREE virtual High School Honor Band, featuring composer Julie Giroux in a Zoom session with students on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Students will be asked to practice two of her Holiday selections and upload them for the creation of a virtual ‘performance.’
The band will be selected on the basis of the nominationof their respective band director. Each school may nominate up to five qualified students. Any student currently enrolled in grades 10-12 who is in good standing with their high school band or orchestra may be nominated. Students enrolled in grade 10 will only be considered to fill out instrumentation.
On Tuesday, December 8 from 7-8 PM, participants will take part in a Zoom interview with Ms. Giroux to talk about her music. From 8-9 PM, students will attend a master class with our music faculty addressing general playing issues such as good practice habits, tone production, technique, and some individual coaching on the two selections of music by Ms. Giroux.
The final part of the honor band would be to ask the students to individually record and upload their performance of each of the two selections (tentatively Three Wise Guys and Silent Night in Gotham) for a compilation video. Music will be made available electronically to students.
Nomination Deadline Monday, November 23, 2020
Zoom Session Tuesday, December 8, from 7-8 PM with Ms. Giroux;
And, 8-9 PM coaching session with UM-Flint Music Faculty
Upload Video Due on Monday, December 14 at 12 midnight
Nomination does not automatically ensure selection; however, all participating schools will be guaranteed representation (please remember that many schools will nominate flutes and alto saxophones).
Directors will be asked to submit up to five student names by November 23, via email or US Mail utilizing the attached form. Selected students will be notified before Monday, November 30.
Students will have electronic access to music sent to their email upon acceptance.
Forms are available on-line at https://www.umflint.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Music_Department/intro_letter_2020.pdf, and may be submitted electronically attached to an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, FAXed (810) 762-3326, or mailed to Dept. of Music, Attn: C. Heidenreich, 303 N. Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48502
Contact Chris Heidenreich for more information at email@example.com or (810) 424-5315.