Festival Schedule

2020 Dorian Band Festival Schedule

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Sunday, March 1

12:30-2:00  Registration: Center for Faith and Life, Upstairs Lobby. Check in, turn in your students' release forms, and pay any fees due. Collect housing assignments at the housing table.

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

2:30-5:00  The first Dorian Massed Band Rehearsals will be held under the direction of Dr. Craig Paré from DePauw University and Dr. James Popejoy from the University of North Dakota. The Noble Band, with Craig Paré is in the Center for Faith and Life. The Sperati Band, with James Popejoy, 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 Dr. 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 give suggestions 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 Dr. Joan deAlbuquerque (Sperati Room, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music)

3:30-5:30  Soloists perform at designated centers in Jenson-Noble. Please be there a few minutes ahead of your lesson time.

5:00-6:30  Dinner: Student Union Cafeteria ($11.50) and Marty's Cyber-Café (lower level of Union) are available on campus.

7:00-9:00  Concert featuring the Luther College Concert Band, Luther College Jazz Orchestra, and Norse Brass. (Center for Faith and Life, free admission)

Following the concert, students staying on campus meet their Luther hosts in the CFL Lobby to move into their dorm rooms.

After the concert: Directors are invited to a reception co-sponsored by West Music Decorah and Luther College. It will be held at the Courtyard and Cellar in downtown Decorah.

11:00  Students must be in their on-campus housing sites and remain there overnight. Drinking of alcoholic beverages or use of any illegal substances will not be tolerated and will result in immediate removal from campus.

Monday, March 2

7:00-8:30 Breakfast in the Student Union Cafeteria ($7.50) 

8:00-11:00 Soloists perform at designated centers. Please be there a few minutes ahead of your lesson time.

8:45-10:15 Dorian Symphonic Band Rehearsal (Sperati Room, Jenson-Noble Hall of Musi)

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.

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 in Student Union Cafeteria ($10.50) or Marty's or Oneota Market. 

1:30-2:30  Soloists perform at designated centers. Please be there a few minutes ahead of time so that our compact schedule may run without delay.

1:30-2:30  Dorian Sperati Band Rehearsal (North Gym of the Regents Center)

1:30-3:15  Final Rehearsal of the Dorian Noble Band (Center for Faith and Life)

1:30-3:30  Dorian Symphonic Band Rehearsal (Sperati Room, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music)

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

3:15-4:00  Final rehearsal of the Dorian Sperati Band (Center for Faith and Life)

4:00  Announcement of concert soloists, all students must be in CFL Main Hall

4:00-4:45  Final Rehearsal of the Dorian Symphonic Band. All students will be responsible for carrying their own music and stand. (Center for Faith and Life)

4:30-6:00  Dinner: Student Union Cafeteria ($11.50) and Marty's Cyber-Café are available on campus.

4:30-6:00  Banquet: reservations and tickets required (Peace Dining Room, 2nd floor of the Union)

6:30  Dorian Band Festival Grand Concert (Center for Faith and Life). Free admission.
Concert apparel: All black OR black bottoms with a white top.