February 11, 2023
The FIU Annual Festival of Bands takes place every February, as a growing engagement, to foster community relationships with area bands. The goal of this festival is to help the students and directors through their journey through a myriad of repertoire towards successful performance experiences.
This year up to 6 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, as well as an audio recording of their performance and subsequent clinic .
The festival culminates in an FIU Wind Ensemble (FIUWE) concert directed by Dr. Brenton F. Alston. This year the concert will bring back FIUWE Alumni to join current students in the final concert compositions including a rousing work from composer David Maslanka.
Bands will be chosen on a first come, first served basis and at NO CHARGE to directors and their bands.