TLU TBS-KKP Band Festival 2015
May 14 2015 - May 16 2015 | Location: Jackson Auditorium
14th Annual Texas Lutheran University TBS-KKP Band Festival
May 14-16, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 1 (Registration will close when all spots are filled.)
Payment Deadline: April 15
All performances will be in Jackson Auditorium, a wonderful place to get a quality recording of your band!
About the Band Festival
Entry Fee: $325 per band (includes CD recording)
- Participation Trophy or Outstanding Trophy for all bands
- Limited Special Recognition – Outstanding Musicianship Trophy
*Adjudicators will be experienced Texas Music Educators with a broad understanding of levels and expectations with regard to school size and ensemble status.
- 2 or 3 selections, 25 minutes of music max. (longer programs will be allowed as needed with proper notification.)
- Music need not be on the Prescribed Music List.
- Bands of all levels are welcome, beginners through high school.
- Complete application request a performance time. You will be contacted by email or telephone for confirmation.
- Payment (no purchase orders, please) is due by April 1 to hold your scheduled time.
- As our festival schedule is usually full, please notify Beth Bronk of any cancellations no later than April 1 in order to allow others to participate. Please note that after April 1, there will be no refunds for cancellations.
- Final instructions will be sent out the last week of April.
- Unless you specifically request otherwise, all ensembles will receive a brief on-stage clinic with one of the adjudicators at the completion of their performance.
Please check the schedule below to make sure of your times and to verify your entry and information forms and checks have been received.
Thursday, May 14
|7:20||stage||8:00||Briesemeister MS CC NV||Louis Blancarte|
|7:50||8:20||8:30||Medina Valley MS CC V||Beth Pempsell|
|8:20||8:50||9:00||Medina Valley MS CC Beg Band||Beth Pempsell|
|8:50||9:20||9:30||Spring Branch MS CC Beginners||Cody Richardson|
|9:30||9:50||10:00||Spring Branch MS CC Beginners||Jeannie Reed|
|9:50||10:20||10:30||Church Hill MS CC Beginners||Fredy Solis|
|10:20||10:50||11:00||Krueger MS CCC NV||Yvonne Vasquez|
|10:50||11:20||11:30||Krueger MS CCC Sub-NV||Vicky Watson|
|11:50||12:20||12:30||McNair CCC Varsity||Ramsey Hanson|
|12:30||12:50||1:00||Church Hill MS CC NV||Rachel Pruitt|
|12:50||1:20||1:30||Barnes CC NV||Heidi Blancarte|
|1:20||1:50||2:00||San Marcos Academy C Beginning Band||Randy Leifeste|
|1:50||2:20||2:30||Barnes CC Sub-NV||Noel De La Cruz|
|2:20||2:50||3:00||Small MS||Tonia Matthews|
|2:50||3:20||3:30||Kitty Hawk MS Beginners||Lacy Lansford|
|3:50||4:20||4:30||Nimitz MS||Richard Wall|
|4:20||4:50||5:00||Bradley MS V||Emily Gurwitz|
|4:50||5:20||5:30||Frederickburg MS CC NV||Jason Younts|
|5:20||5:50||6:00||Navarro MS||Phelecia Neal|
|5:50||6:20||6:30||Navarro MS||Phelecia Neal|
Friday, May 15
|7:20||stage||8:00||Briesemeister MS CC Varsity||Ernest Bottlinger|
|7:50||8:20||8:30||Eisenhower MS||Sylvia Halbadier|
|8:20||8:50||9:00||Church Hill MS CC Sub-NV||Rachel Pruitt|
|8:50||9:20||9:30||Church Hill MS CC Perc Ens||Fredy Solis|
|9:30||9:50||10:00||Park Crest CC Sub-NV||Rick Lucio|
|9:50||10:20||10:30||Krueger MS||Vicky Watson|
|10:20||10:50||11:00||Connell MS||Michael Casas|
|10:50||11:20||11:30||Park Crest CC V||Rick Lucio|
|11:50||12:20||12:30||Spring Branch MS CC V||Cody Richardson|
|12:30||12:50||1:00||Church Hill MS CC V||Fredy Solis|
|12:50||1:20||1:30||Lopez MS CCC V||Kim Garza|
|1:20||1:50||2:00||Kitty Hawk MS NV||Lacy Lansford|
|1:50||2:20||2:30||Driscoll MS Beg||Richard Gonzalez|
|2:20||2:50||3:00||Kitty Hawk MS V||Lacy Lansford|
|2:50||3:20||3:30||Driscoll MS NV||Richard Gonzalez|
|3:50||4:20||4:30||Driscoll MS V||Richard Gonzalez|
|4:20||4:50||5:00||Floresville MS NV||Mike Childress|
|4:50||5:20||5:30||Floresville MS Beg Band||Mike Childress|
|5:20||5:50||6:00||Lincoln MS CC V||Elgin Gregg|
|5:50||6:20||6:30||Jordan Intermediate CCC V||Brett Penshorn|
Saturday, May 16
|7:20||stage||8:00||Park Crest MS Beg||Rick Lucio|
|8:20||8:50||9:00||Tejeda MS V||Bernard Rosenberg|
|8:50||9:20||9:30||Tejeda MS Beginning Band||Bernard Rosenberg|
|9:20||9:50||10:00||Harriss MS Beginners||Kimberly Young|
|9:50||10:20||10:30||Harriss MS NV||Kimberly Young|
|10:20||10:50||11:00||Harriss MS V||Kimberly Young|
|10:50||11:20||11:30||Dobie MS||William Daniel|
|12:30||12:50||1:00||Tex Hill MS||Kim Rosenberg|
|12:50||1:20||1:30||Tex Hill MS||Kim Rosenberg|
|1:20||1:50||2:00||Schlather MS C Beg Band||Stephanie West|
|1:50||2:20||2:30||Jackson MS||Eddie Rios|
|2:20||2:50||3:00||Tafolla MS CC Sub NV||V. Michael Gomez|
|2:50||3:20||3:30||Tafolla MS CC NV||Alejandro Jaime|
|3:20||3:50||4:00||Tivy HS 5A V||Marty Lenard|
|3:50||4:20||4:30||Peterson MS CCC NV||Christin McAlister|
|4:20||4:50||5:00||Peterson MS CCC V||Susie Jaksik|
Information for Directors
Please check the schedule below to verify that your entry information is correct and your forms and checks have been received. Fax in the announcer’s sheet and set-up charts at your earliest convenience.
Forms to Fill Out and Fax In IN ADVANCE
Please fax the following forms as soon as possible and no later than May 1:
- Set-up Chart (please feel free to devise your own instead)
- Announcer’s Form
When you reach campus, Jackson Auditorium is visible from Highway 46. Stop at Jackson to drop off your scores, your set-up charts and announcer’s sheet (if you did not fax them in early) and pick up your monitor. If you have large percussion equipment, you may unload it outside of Jackson.
Please bring three original, numbered judge’s scores for each of your selections to turn in when you arrive.
If there is no one on the stage before you or if you are the first group of the day, you may warm up onstage. Otherwise...
Warm-up will be at the Jackson Park this year (#18 on the map). Please leave cases on the bus and have your busses drop you off at the warm-up site, then move to the parking lot near Jackson Auditorium to wait for you. There will be sufficient chairs and MANY stands at Jackson Park, but possibly not enough stands for the very largest groups. If you want a 12-window tuner, please bring one – there is not one at TLU! There will be a reliable hand-held tuner in the warm-up room for your use. Forty minutes before your performance time you can begin warm-up. You will have thirty minutes in the warm-up room and ten minutes to walk to the auditorium.
Move to the Stage
Ten minutes before you perform, you will move to the stage. It is a short walk down the street to the backstage entrance of the auditorium. You should have sufficient time to play a bit on stage or check tuning before you give the announcer the go-ahead. We will provide transport for larger instruments.
There will be no risers onstage. If you want risers, please bring your own and a crew to help get them on and off the stage. Risers are not necessary on the stage at Jackson – the acoustics are wonderful without them. There is a good sound shell on the stage and it will be set up as it is for our concerts.
The following percussion equipment is available onstage if you choose to use it: timpani, bass drum, chimes, gong, xylophone, vibes, marimba, and bells. Please bring your own cymbals, snare, toms, or accessories, and all sticks and mallets. There will be a podium and conductor’s stand onstage. If you have any other special needs, please let me know ASAP so I can try to accommodate you.
We are happy to provide a SHORT onstage clinic if you would like one and if time allows. The judges will take turns giving verbal critique to those that want it. The clinic might consist of some encouragement or some brief thoughts about improving as an ensemble, or it could include talking about how to improve a specific spot in the music that didn’t quite happen in performance. When you check in, please confirm whether, if time allows, you would like a short onstage clinic.
SRS Recordings (Scott Shepherd’s company) will be recording this year at no additional cost to you. He will provide a CD for every ensemble that performs. You will receive the CD with your comment sheets, scores and trophy when you check out.
All judges are experienced, successful directors with experience at all levels of teaching and a great deal to offer our performing groups.
Comment Sheets and Trophies
All groups performing will receive comment sheets and a trophy. The trophies are either “Participant” or “Outstanding Performance” awards. A copy of the adjudication form is included with this information as well.
TLU Director of Bands and Festival Director
Attn: Beth Bronk
1000 West Court Street
Seguin, Texas 78155
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