Fall Festival of Winds 2018 - Director Information

Fall Festival of Winds 2018 - Director Information


Fall Festival of Winds

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Crete Campus, Doane University
Honor Band conducted by Dr. Jay W. Gilbert 
Merrill Band conducted by Dr. Larry Blocher
Tiger Band conducted by Dr. Lance Nielsen

Director Timeline for the Fall Festival

By Friday, September 7 - Fill out the Band Director Interest Form, Distribute Student Letter and FFW Schedule 2017
Starting Tuesday, Sept 11 - A confirmation will be emailed to you.
By Monday, September 24 - Student application forms must be submitted.
The Week of September 24 - A list of students who have applied will be sent to you.

By Monday, October 8 - Honor Band Auditions are to be uploaded by the students, you are welcome to assist them. 
By Monday, October 8 - Band Director FFW Nomination and Rating Form submitted online for all Fall Festival participants. Go to the Instructions for Ranking and Rating Students
Friday, October 19 - Selection results will be emailed to you, Honor Band music will be available via dropbox, and invoices will be sent via email.


Saturday, November 3 - 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 student 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 if necessary 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 in the honor band and would placed in the Tiger and Merrill bands.
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: http://www.doane.edu/ffw-honor-band-auditions


PDFs for Directors

Letter to Students - FFW 2018 Student Letter
Schedule for November 3, 2018 - FFW 2018 Schedule 
Evaluation rubric for rating students - FFW 2018 Student Rubric


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