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.

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Neuqua Valley High School Festival Bands at Orangerie Schönbrunn – March 26, 2012

 

Neuqua Valley High School Festival Bands
Charles W. Staley, Jonathan Lauff,
Mark Duker, & William Jastrow, directors
Monday, March 26, 2102
3:30pm Concert
Orangerie Schönbrunn
Schönbrunner Schloßstraße
1130 Vienna (map)

Program scheduled to include
Chicago Tribune March — W. Paris Chambers
Fugue on “Yankee Doodle” — John Philip Sousa
Shenandoah — arr. Frank Ticheli
Radetzky March — Johann Strauss, Sr.
…and much more

FREE CONCERT
Voluntary donations will be collected at the concert in support of “Streetchildren in Arad,” a project of the European Culture Initiative for the Young Generation.

About the artists…
Neuqua Valley High School is part of Indian Prairie District 204, located in Naperville, Illinois, 40 miles west of Chicago.  The arts receive tremendous community support.  NVHS serves grades 9-12 and has a student population of over 4500 students.  Parents serve on committees associated with our MEAC organization devoted to serve the needs of our active program.  Since opening in 1997, NVHS has received Grammy Gold status 4 times, most recently in May of 2009.  In 2005, they were named the Grammy National Signature School in recognition for having the best high school music program in the United States.  In September 2009, NVHS earned the distinction of the only public school in the country to earn the Kennedy Center Award for excellence in the fine and performing arts.

Music is an elective and serves over 1300 students.  Courses offered are Music Theory, Advanced Placement Music Theory, and twenty-four performing groups.  There are 11 certified music staff and one full time accompanist.  Students have access to state-of-the-art technology including a sixteen station MIDI lab and recording equipment.  The curriculum is based on the MENC National Standards.  NVHS offers a comprehensive after school program that involves over 400 students in jazz bands, jazz choirs, steel bands, symphony orchestra, fiddle group, multi-cultural choir, marching band, pep band, and musical theater orchestra.

Visit www.neuquamusic.org for more information about the NVHS program.

Neuqua Valley High School Festival Bands at the Congress- and Theater House in Bad Ischl – March 24, 2012

 

Neuqua Valley High School Festival Bands
Charles W. Staley, Jonathan Lauff,
Mark Duker, & William Jastrow, directors
Saturday, March 24, 2102
7:30pm Concert
Congress- and Theater House
Kurhausgasse 8
4820 Bad Ischl (map)

Program scheduled to include
Chicago Tribune March — W. Paris Chambers
Fugue on “Yankee Doodle” — John Philip Sousa
Shenandoah — arr. Frank Ticheli
Radetzky March — Johann Strauss, Sr.
…and much more

FREE CONCERT

About the artists…
Neuqua Valley High School is part of Indian Prairie District 204, located in Naperville, Illinois, 40 miles west of Chicago.  The arts receive tremendous community support.  NVHS serves grades 9-12 and has a student population of over 4500 students.  Parents serve on committees associated with our MEAC organization devoted to serve the needs of our active program.  Since opening in 1997, NVHS has received Grammy Gold status 4 times, most recently in May of 2009.  In 2005, they were named the Grammy National Signature School in recognition for having the best high school music program in the United States.  In September 2009, NVHS earned the distinction of the only public school in the country to earn the Kennedy Center Award for excellence in the fine and performing arts.

Music is an elective and serves over 1300 students.  Courses offered are Music Theory, Advanced Placement Music Theory, and twenty-four performing groups.  There are 11 certified music staff and one full time accompanist.  Students have access to state-of-the-art technology including a sixteen station MIDI lab and recording equipment.  The curriculum is based on the MENC National Standards.  NVHS offers a comprehensive after school program that involves over 400 students in jazz bands, jazz choirs, steel bands, symphony orchestra, fiddle group, multi-cultural choir, marching band, pep band, and musical theater orchestra.

Visit www.neuquamusic.org for more information about the NVHS program.