June 1, 2013 – Dearborn High School Concert Band, Symphony Band, and Orchestra Perform at Church of the Intercession in New York City

Dearborn HS 10th concert band

Dearborn HS 9th concert band

Dearborn High School Concert Band, Symphony Band, and Orchestra
Jeff Oshnock, director

Saturday, June 1, 2013
2:00pm
Church of the Intercession
550 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10032

FREE ADMISSION

Program:

Concert Band:
Padilla | El Relicario
King | Aces of the Air

Symphony Band:
Cohan | Star Spangled Salute
Holst | Second Suite in F
Gibson | Pegasus
Sousa | Stars and Stripes Forever
Sousa | Washington Post

Orchestra:
Handel | Air from Water Music (with flute)
Bach | Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring

Dearborn HS Symphony Band

Dearborn HS Orchestra

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About the Artists…

The Dearborn High School Concert and Symphony Bands perform 3 major concerts per year. In addition to these performances, the bands are also asked to perform at several senior complexes including the Henry Ford Village, and Oakwood Commons. The bands have earned consistent first division ratings at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association Band Festival held each March.

Dearborn High also offers other musical opportunities including solo and ensemble festival, pit orchestra, and AP Music Theory.

The Dearborn Michigan community is known for its dedication and support of the arts. Dearborn High School is proud of its rich heritage and has had a strong arts program since its inception in 1893. Mayor John O’Reilly and current principal Chuck Baughman are commended for their strong support of the Dearborn High School Music Program.

Jeffery Oshnock continues to teach in the Dearborn School District, where he has been teaching since 1986. He currently directs the orchestras and bands at Dearborn High School, where he has been since 1992. Mr. Oshnock earned his Bachelors of Music from Michigan State University where he studied with Mark Johnson. He also holds a Master of Education from the University of Michigan. Mr. Oshnock is a member and officer of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association.

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April 14, 2013 – Union Pines High School Bands Performs at La Villita’s Arneson River Theater in San Antonio

Union Pines High School Bands
Robert Hill, director

Sunday, April 14, 2013
12:00 PM
Arneson River Theatre, La Villita
418 Villita Street
San Antonio, TX 78205 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:

Concert Band
K.L. King | Miss Liberty
Ed Huckeby | Equinox
Fred J. Allen | Quest of the Knights

Symphonic Band
K.L. King | Allied Honor
Hugh M. Stuart | Three Scottish Songs
Elliot Del Borgo | Sailing Songs

Wind Ensemble
Edwin Franko Goldman, arr. Loras J. Schissel | Chimes of Liberty
W. Francis McBeth | This Land of El Dorado
James Barnes | Impressions of Japan

Combined Bands
Robert Sheldon | Patriotic Snippets
John Williams, arr. Michael Sweeney | Hymn to the Fallen
Arr. Steve Menendez and Tom Bernett | Ongaku
Charles Cronham | Viking Victory

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About the Artists…

The Union Pines Band program consists of 140 students, accounting for more than 13 percent of the student body. Union Pines High School is located in the small town of Cameron, North Carolina. Due to the large band program, the groups are competitive in the largest ensemble divisions (4A and 5A).

During the fall semester, the marching band competes regularly, and has brought much prestige to the school through its superior performance quality. During the fall semester, the jazz band performs many high profile events with famous artists and acts. In the spring semester, the marching and jazz bands break into three concert bands: Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band. All bands compete at state level contest each year and have received excellent and superior ratings. They are a great asset to the school and the community, and can be seen at many events in Moore County, including the Fourth of July parade in Carthage, the Carthage and Southern Pines holiday parades, the Carthage Veterans Memorial Service, the Carthage Buggy Festival, and Military Child Appreciation Day. Their mission is to bring joy to their audiences through their talent of music and marching.

The Union Pines Bands have consistently received superior and excellent ratings outside of North Carolina at contests in New York City, Orlando, Washington D.C., Chicago, and most recently in Boston, and the Wind Ensemble has repeatedly placed first in its division. In Chicago, the Wind Ensemble took honors for highest overall score of the competition and was awarded the prestigious William D. Revelli Concert Band Award. The concert bands has received additional awards for outstanding soloists. As a result of these recognitions, the Union Pines High Band is regarded as one of the top bands in the Southeastern District and in the state of North Carolina. Also, many of the Union Pines Band students annually participate in the All-County Band, the All-District Band, the All-State Band, and Governor’s School.

Rob Hill, director

Rob Hill is director of bands at Union Pines High School and director of the Sandhills Community College Jazz Band. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. and a master’s degree in music education from Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Va.

He has also taught middle school band and orchestra, and is a former Army bandsman trumpet player, having served in the 82nd Airborne Division Band at Fort Bragg, N.C. While in the Army band, Mr. Hill was section and group leader, responsible for training instrumentalists in their military occupational specialty. This included instruction for instrumental performance in the concert band as well as drill and ceremony marching band. Also, while in the Army band, Mr. Hill played the solo book for the jazz band and performed frequently with the brass quintet and jazz combo groups at many high-profile functions.

Mr. Hill received the Fiesta-Val Award of Distinction for his notable contribution to musical excellence, and the prestigious William D. Revelli Concert Band Award of Distinction for top ensemble in competition in Chicago. In addition, his ensembles have consistently received superior ratings at numerous marching band competitions and state festival contests in all graded levels of music, and have taken many grand championships. His bands have competed across the country in cities such as New York, Orlando, Williamsburg, Boston, and Chicago, and have represented the state of North Carolina in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C. His jazz bands have performed with Latin jazz Grammy Award winning artist, Dave Valentin, and his wind ensemble has performed under the direction of Grammy Award winner, Eric Whitacre. Most recently, the Union Pines Band has been invited to perform at the National Festival of States in San Antonio, Texas. His students consistently make the All-County, All-District, and All-State Bands, and the North Carolina Governor’s School for music. Many go on to pursue music in college, and a large percentage of those students go on to various careers in music. Many of his students also march in university bands and Drum Corps International.

Mr. Hill has served as the Southeastern District Honors Band guest clinician and as the district’s high school representative for Music Performance Assessment at the state level. He is also a Music Education Ambassador for the United States, and was part of the first music education delegation to China in 2009. He is currently the Tri-M Honorary Music Society adviser for Union Pines High School and sits on the school district’s graduation task force, formed recently to help raise graduation rates. He was recently nominated and named Teacher of the Year. Mr. Hill hosts the Annual Viking Classic Marching Band Competition at Union Pines High School. This event has become one of the most exciting venues for marching band competition in the state of North Carolina. Mr. Hill is also a member of the National Association for Music Education.

Mr. Hill is also a freelance trumpet player and has performed in various bands for world famous artists, including Stanley Jordan, Bobby Shew, Harry Watters, Jamey Aebersold, Michael Berkowitz, Joe Chambers, Valery Ponomarev, T.K. Blue, Gary Brunotte, Charles Lazurus, and Dave Valentin. He played and toured for a number of years with Orquesta Ideal, a 13 piece salsa band. He is currently part-time faculty at Sandhills Community College and is playing lead book and solo trumpet books for the Heart of Carolina Jazz Band, the Eddie Barrett Big Band, the Gregg Gelb Swing Band/Latin Band, and the Tom Bernett Swing Street Band. Mr. Hill also is a member of the Moore Brass Quintet and plays the trumpet frequently for many local community events including performances by the Moore County Choral Society, Moore On Stage, the Temple Theatre, and the Cape Fear Regional Theatre. Mr. Hill resides in Whispering Pines, North Carolina with his wife, Carole and their four young sons, Nathan, Andrew, Landon, and Carson.

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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
3:00pm
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.