Fall Festival of Winds 2017 - Director Information

Fall Festival of Winds

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Crete Campus, Doane University
Terry R. Rush- Acting Festival Director
Honor Band conducted by Dr. Jay W. Gilbert 
Merrill Band conducted by Dr. Larry Blocher
Tiger Band conducted by Dr. Danni Gilbert

Director Timeline for the Fall Festival

By Friday, September 8 - Fill out the Band Director Interest Form, Distribute Student Letter and FFW Schedule 2017
Starting Tuesday, Sept 12 - A confirmation will be emailed to you.
By Monday, September 25 - Student application forms must be submitted.
The Week of September 25 - A list of students who have applied will be sent to you.

By Monday, October 2 - Honor Band Auditions are to be uploaded by the students, you are welcome to assist them. 
By Monday, October 9 - Band Director FFW Nomination and Rating Form submitted online for all Fall Festival participants. Go to the Instructions for Ranking and Rating Students
The Week of October 16 - Selection results will be emailed to you, Honor Band music will be available via dropbox, and invoices will be sent via email.

Saturday, October 28 - 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 2017 Student Letter
Schedule for October 28, 2017-FFW 2017 Schedule
Evaluation rubric for rating students - FFW 2017 Student Rubric


For questions regarding the application process or audition guidelines, please contact Terry Rush at terry.rush@doane.edu or 402-826-8671.

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