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2023 Graceland Winds Honor Band Festival

February 3-4, 2023

Shaw Center | Lamoni, IA 50140

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The Graceland Winds Honor Band is a two-day festival open to high school instrumentalists from throughout the region.  Participants spend two days on campus interacting with Graceland music faculty, nationally-renowned clinicians, and current Graceland University music students.  Two days of rehearsals, masterclasses, and faculty recitals will culminate in a free public concert featuring the Graceland Winds Honor Band and the Graceland University Symphonic Band in the beautiful Shaw Center for the Performing Arts.  Honor band participants are invited to experience life as a Graceland University student with all meals included in our on-campus dining facility, housing available in dorms with Graceland Ambassadors available, and social time at the newly opened Newcom Student Union.  
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Meet your clinicians for this year’s festival:

Conductor Dr. Christopher Brandt, DMA Graceland University Director of Bands
Flute and Double Reeds Michael Prucha, DMA Graceland University
Clarinet Dr. Jennifer Reeves Doan University
Saxophone Lincoln Havranek, DMA Harris Academy of the Arts
Low Brass Ethan Patterson, DMA Graceland University
Percussion Tessla Michael, MM Graceland University

Graceland Winds Honor Band Registration

There is no fee to participate. All meals, on-campus student housing, and a Graceland Winds Honor Band shirt are provided.

Interested students should ask their directors to register by December 12th to secure a spot.

9:00 – 10:00 Check-In
10:00-12:00 Welcome and First Rehearsal
12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided in cafeteria)
1:00-2:30 Sectional/Masterclasses
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:45 Rehearsal
4:45-6:00 Dinner (cafeteria)
6:00-6:45 Sectional/Masterclass
6:45-7:00 Break
7:00-8:15 Rehearsal
8:15-9:30 Social Hour in Newcom Union
8:00-9:00 Breakfast (provided in cafeteria)
9:00-11:00 Rehearsal
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Sectional/Masterclass
12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-3:15 Dress Rehearsal
3:15-4:00 Break/Snack
4:00-5:00 Recital Hour
5:00-5:30 Campus Tour/Auditions
5:30-6:45 Dinner and change for concert
7:30 p.m. Concert
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Christopher Brandt, Director of Bands

cbrandt1@graceland.edu | 641.784.5082