Festival Schedule

2018 Dorian Band Festival Schedule

Please note this schedule is subject to change.

SUNDAY, MARCH 4th

12:30-2:00 REGISTRATION - Center for Faith and Life, Upstairs Lobby.

Directors must check in when they arrive at the Registration Table.  Please turn in your students' completed permission forms at this time.  After you have checked in, pick up room assignments at the Housing Table for your students who are staying overnight on campus.

2:00 All participants assemble in the Main Hall of the Center of Faith and Life.

2:30-5:00 The first Dorian Massed Band Rehearsals under the direction of the guest conductors will be held.  The Noble Band is in the Center for Faith and Life.   The Sperati Band is in the North Gym of the Regents Center.  Students must have their own music and stand. 

2:30-3:30 Dorian Symphonic Band chair placement auditions (Sites in Jenson-Noble Hall of Music to be announced).

2:30-3:30 Directors meet with Joan deAlbuquerque in the Choir Room, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.   This is a time to meet new directors and to share ideas and to address issues about the Dorian Festival.  What about it is valuable for you?  Your input is requested and appreciated.

3:30-5:00 The first Dorian Symphonic Band Rehearsal under the direction of Joan deAlbuquerque will be held in the Sperati Room, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.

3:30-5:30 Mini-lessons/Solo Auditions -- Soloists will perform for Heather Armstrong, Rebecca Boehm Shaffer, Michael Chesher, John Cord, Michael Geary, Lynne Hart, Carol Hester, and Michael Smith.  Please be at the solo site five minutes ahead of time so that our compact schedule may run without delay.  PLEASE NOTIFY US AHEAD OF TIME IF THERE ARE ANY CANCELLATIONS.  Do not forget music for the faculty members and have the measures marked.

5:30-6:30 Supper – On your own.  Student Union Cafeteria ($10.25) and Marty's Cyber-Café (lower level of Union)  are available on campus.

7:00-9:00 CONCERT featuring the Luther College Concert Band and the Luther College Jazz Orchestra - Center for Faith and Life.  Free admission.

9:00 STUDENTS TAKE LUGGAGE TO ROOMS AND LOUNGES. 

After the concert:  Directors are invited to a reception co-sponsored by Kephart’s/West Music Center and Luther College.  It will be held at the Kephart's/West Music Center in downtown Decorah.

MONDAY, MARCH 5th

7:00-9:15 Breakfast in the Student Union Cafeteria ($6.75) 

8:00 Mini-lessons/Solo Auditions -- Soloists will perform for Heather Armstrong, Rebecca Boehm Shaffer, Michael Chesher, John Cord, Michael Geary, Lynne Hart, Carol Hester, and Michael Smith.  Again, please be at the lesson site five minutes ahead of time so that our compact schedule can run without delay.  PLEASE NOTIFY US AHEAD OF TIME IF THERE ARE ANY CANCELLATIONS.  Do not forget music for the faculty member and have the measures marked.

8:45-10:15 Dorian Symphonic Band Rehearsal - Sperati Room, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. 

8:45-10:15 Dorian Massed Band Rehearsal - Sperati Band in the Center for Faith and Life.

Noble Band in the North Gym of the Regents Center.

9:00-10:45 Lefreque Product Clinic – Orchestra Room, Jenson Noble, sponsored by Kephart’s/West Music for directors and students who are interested.  Please bring your instrument with for the demonstration of these highly rated products. 

10:30-10:50 Daily Chapel at Luther College.  All are welcome to attend.  (Center for Faith and Life).

11:00-12:00 Dorian Symphonic Band Sectionals with Luther College faculty and associates (Sites TBA)

11:00-12:30 Dorian Massed Band Rehearsals - Sperati Band in the Center For Faith and Life and the Noble Band in the North Gym of the Regents Center. 

12:00-12:30 Dorian Symphonic Band Rehearsal - Sperati Room, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.

12:30 Lunch for all at Student Union Cafeteria ($9.25) or Marty's or Oneota Market. 

1:30 Resume lessons/auditions if necessary.

1:30-2:30 Rehearsal of the Sperati Band in the North Gym of the Regents Center.

1:30-3:15 Final Dorian Noble Band rehearsal in the Center for Faith and Life.

1:30-3:30 Dorian Symphonic Band rehearsal - Sperati Room, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.  Please be prompt as time is at a premium.

1:30-2:30 Directors’ Reading Band in the Orchestra Room.   The reading band is organized by Monte Dunnum, Westby, WI, and the music this year is generously provided by FJH Music Company. Thanks to all involved!

3:15-4:00 Final rehearsal of the Sperati Band in the Center for Faith and Life.

ALL STUDENTS ARE TO REMAIN IN THE CENTER FOR FAITH AND LIFE UNTIL ALL ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE MADE REGARDING EVENING SOLOISTS.

4:00-4:45 Final rehearsal of Dorian Symphonic Band - Center for Faith and Life. ALL students will be responsible for carrying their own music and stand.

4:30-6:00 Supper – On your own. Student Union Cafeteria ($10.25) and Marty's cyber-café are available on campus.

5:00 – 6:00 Banquet (reservations and tickets required)  Peace Dining Room, upstairs of the Union.

6:30 DORIAN BAND FESTIVAL GRAND CONCERT - Center for Faith and Life. Free admission. No tickets required. This concert will feature the Dorian Festival Symphonic Band, outstanding student soloists, the Sperati Festival Band and the Noble Festival Band. Concert apparel is the school’s normal concert dress (black and white or all black are encouraged)