Family Days at the National Building Museum – Mars Hill Bible School Band – March 25, 2012

Mars Hill Bible School Band
Joey Krieger, director
Sunday, March 25, 2012
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Family Days
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 (map)

Free admission (to the concert, not the museum exhibits)

Program scheduled to include
“March” from Folk Song Suite — Ralph Vaughan Williams
Shenandoah — Frank Ticheli
Pilatus, Mountain of Dragons — Steven Reineke
Armed Forces Salute — arr. Lowden

About the artists…
The Mars Hill Bible School Band in currently celebrating its twenty-fifth  year, and in that short time it has been recognized as one of the finest band programs in the state of Alabama.  This is evident by the many prestigious awards the band has received during its history.  The group has consistently received superior ratings at the District and State level.  In addition, the band has performed well in regional competitions, placing first in the Orlando Festival of Music in 1997 and Musicfest Orlando in 2001.  On the national level the band placed first at the National Heritage Music Festival in Washington D. C. in 1999 and 2003, and was awarded the Adjudicators Trophy for being selected as the most outstanding ensemble at the festival.  The Group won the sweepstakes trophy at the National Heritage Music Festival in Hawaii in the spring of 2004 and performed a concert at the USS Missouri docked in Pearl Harbor.  The Mars Hill Band has also been fortunate to perform at the Kings College School in London, England, and the International School in Paris, France.  The Band was honored to perform for the Alabama Music Educators Association Conference in the spring of 2001.  In the spring of 2005 the ensemble captured its second first place trophy at the Musicfest Orlando Competition.  The Symphonic Winds won Best in Class at Musicfest Disney in the Spring of 2010.

Joey Krieger is in his eighteenth year as Mars Hill Bible Schools Director of Bands.  His responsibilities include teaching all instrumental music class from beginners in the fifth grade to the Symphonic Winds.  He also founded The Mars Hill Jazz Band and rehearses this group after school hours. He is a native of Florence, Alabama and a graduate of the University of North Alabama in Florence with Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music Education.  Mr. Krieger studied with Dr. David Arthur Thomas, Dr. James K. Simpson and Dr. Edd Jones at UNA.    Mr. Krieger’s bands have consistently received superior ratings at every level of competition and placed first in both Concert and Jazz competitions in Washington D. C. and Orlando, Florida. He is the recipient of the Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association for outstanding contribution to bands and band music.  He has also served as an adjudicator across the state of Alabama.   His professional affiliations include the Alabama Music Educators Association, Alabama Bandmasters Association, The National Band Association, and the International Association of Jazz Educators.  He and his wife Kelli have two sons Luke and Brandon who are members of the Mars Hill Bible School Symphonic Winds.