FOUR SENIOR RECITALS THIS FALL

Daniel Ramos of Fort Worth, Megan Massarello of Cypress (Houston), Jordynn Conner of Brownsboro and Samantha Williams of Mesquite (Dallas) finished their outstanding senior recitals and will be student teaching this spring!  This was an extremely talented bunch of seniors, and they will be greatly missed.

Trombone Day at SFA — October 12–Monday

Columbus Day is a great day to discover more about the SFA trombone studio and help get prepared for region/state band try-outs.  Simply register below.  Come for all our part of the day.

SCHEDULE:
9 a.m. Campus and Residence Hall Tour
11 a.m. Group Lunch (bring $10)
12 p.m. SFA Wind Ens. and  Sym. Band rehearsals
1 p.m. Play with SFA Trombone Choir
2 p.m. Master classes on the All-Region/All-state etudes
3 p.m. Information session about the School of Music & meet the band directors
4 p.m. SFA Marching Band

Welcome Back!

Can’t wait to get going this year.  We have our largest group of incoming trombonists ever!  The Lumberjack Marching Band is full to capacity, excited to be marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the trombone choir will just be awesome!  I’m looking forward to hearing four students will perform their senior recital this fall!  It’s a great day to be at SFA!

TROMBONE DAY AT SFA!

MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014

SENIOR DAY/ALL-REGION ETUDE CLINIC
A day devoted to prospective music majors (high school students of all ages) that play trombone or bass trombone and are interested in finding out more about studying music at SFA—or are just interested in learning more about the all-region etudes. Cost: Bring $10 for lunch

SCHEDULE:
9 a.m. Campus and Residence Hall Tour
11 a.m. Group Lunch (bring $10)
12 p.m. SFA Wind Ens. and  Sym. Band rehearsals
1 p.m. Play with SFA Trombone Choir
2 p.m. Master classes on the All-Region/All-state etudes
3 p.m. Information session about the School of Music & meet the band directors
4 p.m. SFA Marching Band Register Below:

The Big 12 Conference

Saturday morning we got up and attended our first clinic by Ronald Borror.  

Afterwards, we checked out the exhibits and then headed to lunch.  Most of us ended up at the home of the world’s best fried cheese, Spanky’s.

We headed back to the music building and warmed up for our concert.  We played great!  Here is the program we played:

Fanfare                                                                                     James Kazik

(b. 1978)

Justin Allen, conductor

Three Motets                                                                    Carlo Gesualdo

1. Ave Dulcissima Maria                                                  (1561-1613)

trans. Bradley Palmer

Justin Allen, conductor

Ecce veniet dies illa                                               Giovanni Palestrina

       (1525-1594)

             ed. Stephen Gryč

Suite in F                                                                                    Gustov Holst

II.          Song Without Words                                            (1874-1934)

III.         Song of the Blacksmith           arr. Michael Swann**

Funeral March                                                                     Edward Grieg

(1843-1907)

arr. Michael Swann**

Rainbow Connection                                   Paul Williams  (b. 1940)

 and Kenneth Ascher (b. 1944)

Danny Williams**, conductor/arranger

Three Miniatures for a Giant for Robert Deahl          Richard Birk

I.            Peer Pleasure                                                   (b. 1960)

II.          Lite Motive

III.         Bob’s Rondo a la Birk

 

**SFA Trombone Choir Member

Stephen F. Austin State University

PERFORMERS


 

*Justin Allen, Klein

Michael Anderson, Sugarland

Kelly Barker, Rye

++David Carlsen, Fort Worth

Ashley Colgrove, Mesquite

Webb Gardner, Katy

Lacy LaForce, Big Sandy

+Megan Massarello, Cypress

Daniel Ramos, Fort Worth

David Robbins, Rusk

Ashley Scambray, Cypress

+Michael Swann, Plano

Jordan Torres, Anahuac

Dwight Watson, Wylie

Danny Williams, Dayton

+Samantha Williams, Mesquite

The concert went great!  (except for that constant annoying Bolero solo from the exhibits in the background) We had a lot of positive feedback, even from Viento Sur!

Dr. Scott played a solo in the afternoon: Colloquy by Goldstein to kick off the faculty recital.  Susan Wass accompanied.

Dinner was at Gardski’s Loft on Broadway:

We were blissfully unaware at that point of the incredible performance we were about to hear.  We headed back to the music building for a concert by the Argentinian Trombone Quartet, Viento Sur.  They had been at SFA in 2010.  They were remarkable then, but their playing has risen to even new heights.  They were astounding! After the concert, Kelly, Danny, and Dr. Scott hung with them at the jazz jam.  It was great fun!

We all stayed up too late!–but still made it to another clinic by Dr. Rose about doubling:

We headed back to DFW, dropping some students, and then on to Lubbock.  Fortunately, everyone got home safe.