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Fall Festival of Winds 2019 Director Information

Fall Festival of Winds 2019 Director Information


Fall Festival of Winds

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Crete Campus, Doane University
Honor Band conducted by Dr. Jay W. Gilbert 
Festival Band conducted by Dr. Larry Blocher

Director Timeline for the Fall Festival

By Friday, September 6 - Fill out the Band Director Interest Form, Distribute Student Letter and FFW Schedule 2019
Starting Tuesday, September 10 - A confirmation will be emailed to you. Students may start to apply. 
By Monday, September 30 - Student application forms must be submitted.
The Week of September 30 - A list of students who have applied will be sent to you.

By Monday, October 7 - Honor Band Auditions are to be uploaded by the students. You are welcome to assist them. 
By Monday, October 7 - Band Director FFW Nomination and Rating Form submitted online for all Fall Festival participants. See Instructions for Ranking and Rating Students
Friday, October 18 - Selection results will be emailed to you, Honor Band music will be available electronically, and invoices will be sent via email.


Saturday, November 9 - 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:


PDFs for Directors 

(check back later this summer)

Letter to Students
Schedule for November 9, 2019
Evaluation Rubric for Rating Students


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