HeadLines National Concert Band Winners with Boston Brass The winners of the National Concert Band Competition, sponsored by Jupiter Band Instruments, Inc., performed a concert with the Boston Brass in early May. Directed by Mr. Greg Snyder, the Lakota West Symphonic Winds band of West Chester, Ohio received the prize of a two-day clinic with the Boston Brass and renown conductor Dr. Stan Michalski. The Boston Brass held a clinic for all the brass players in the six different Lakota West bands as well as a clinic exclusive to the school’s 300 freshman band students. As a memento of the experience, each student received a signed Boston Brass poster and a CD. In separate clinics, Dr. Michalski offered the students insight on technique, intonation, phrasing and performance. Director Greg Snyder noted that while the bands’ senior members have performed at the Midwest Clinic, marched in the Rose Bowl Parade and had a concert tour of the Hawaiian islands, the clinic with Dr. Michalski and Boston Brass stood out as the most exciting and notable event. At the May 8th concert, the Lakota West Symphonic Winds Band played five pieces, including two nubers with the Boston Brass and one under the direction of Dr. Michalski. The second half of the concert featured the Boston Brass. The Boston Brass has been Educational Ambassadors and artists for Jupiter Band Instruments, Inc. since 2006. Dr. Michalski is a clinician with the Jupiter Artist Program. For more information, please visit www.lakotawestbands.org or www.jupitermusic.com
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8 School Band and Orchestra, June 2008
World’s First MI Museum to Open in Pheonix, Ariz. The first museum dedicated to musical instruments is set to open in early 2010, in Phoenix, Arizona. With the mission of “celebrating the similarities and differences of the world’s cultures as expressed through music,” the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) will display musical instruments from over 200 countries, along with photographs, performance video, and historical information about each exhibited item. The MIM will have rooms to play and experience instruments from around the world, along with an auditorium with 300-person capacity, a musical instrument conservation lab, special exhibition halls, a library, gift shop, and a restaurant. For more information, visit the museum online at: www.themim.org.
SBO June 2008