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FIU Festival of Bands

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February 17 – 18, 2017

For the ninth year in a row, the FIU Annual Festival of Bands is back! With your involvement, we can make it bigger and better than ever!

Each year, up to 12 area bands will be chosen to perform their MPA musical program in an onstage clinic within the acoustically superior Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, where they will receive written and recorded feedback by the FIU Director of Bands Barry Bernhardt,  FIU faculty and guest clinicians.

The festival will culminate with a performance by the FIU Wind Ensemble and selected participating bands, under the direction of Dr. Brenton Alston. All other participants and directors receive free admission to the this finale concert, “Songs and Dances.”

Bands will be chosen on a first come, first served basis and at an NO CHARGE to directors and their bands. Register by February 1st before you miss out on this opportunity! 



Who do I contact if I have questions?

Will transportation be provided this year?

Will percussion equipment be available for use?

Do I need to submit a seating chart?

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