2019 UAB Concert Band Invitational

Dear Directors,

We’d like to invite you to participate in our annual UAB Concert Band Invitational on Friday February 22nd, 2019. As always , our event will be held at the beautiful Alys Stephens Center on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The UAB Concert Band Invitational offers outstanding school bands the opportunity to perform in a beautiful venue for a high-quality educational performance experience. Nationally-respected evaluators will provide written and recorded comments for your ensemble in a positive, non-competitive environment. Our hopes are to offer a comprehensive look at the quality of your group’s performance and to give feedback that will help you and your students to move to the next, higher level for your current situation. The evaluators for this year’s event are:

Dr. David Plack, Director of Athletic Bands, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Dr. Patrick Carney, Director of Bands, Limestone College, Gaffney, SC

Dr. Sean Murray, Director of Bands, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Cara Morantz,Asst.Director of Bands, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Following your onstage performance each band will receive a 30-minute clinic from one of our evaluators and an audio recording of that clinic. Your band will also receive a professional audio recording from the performance. The cost of the festival is $175 for the band entrance fee and $75 for a second ensemble if you choose to bring one.

Directors select their own repertoire. Each middle school band will receive a 30-minute stage time, and each high school band will receive a 30-minute stage time (40 by request)  (Time includes music, stage entrance and exit).

The day will also incluse performance by the UAB Symphony Band and Wind Symphony.

Bands will be requested to attend a minimum of 2 other bands’ performances on the day of their performance.

If you are interested in participating in this Festival, please complete the online form linked below as soon as possible. The fee is not due until February 4th, but we ask that you secure a place on the program with the online form as soon as possible.

To register please follow this link and fill out the online form.

Deadline for registration and fees is is February 4th.

Please contact me directly at spmurray@uab.edu  or 205-975-9589 if you have any questions.

Musically yours,

Dr. Sean Murray

Director of Bands

University of Alabama at Birmingham