All-Star Band Weekend
February 21-23, 2014
We are pleased to offer again a unique performing and learning
experience for outstanding high school instrumentalists, the
Butler University All-Star Band Weekend.
Held on the beautiful Butler campus, this experience is an
excellent opportunity for students to meet gifted peers, rehearse
and perform quality music, attend masterclasses and clinics with
our faculty artists, and perform in concert in magnificent new
Schrott Center for the Arts.
Applicant Eligibility and Requirements
- Be an outstanding instrumentalist, in grades 9-12, capable of
performing Class A literature.
- Submit a recommendation from a school music director or private
- Submit an application
form (PDF); a $10 non-refundable deposit; and an individual
mp3, CD, or video containing a maximum of seven minutes of
- Label each recording with a name, instrument, and selections
- Audition excerpts should contain a slow, legato work and a
contrasting etude or movement of a more technical nature.
Percussionists should perform on at least two different
Deadline for audition recording submissions: Feb. 5,
Note: All State Band members will automatically
be accepted after providing proof of membership, but must still
submit a recording.
Activities will begin on Friday, Feb. 21, with registration
and chair placement auditions from 3:30-5 p.m. After dinner, the
first rehearsal will be held from 6:15-7:30 p.m. After that, a
performance by the Butler Jazz Ensemble precedes an all-you-can eat
Saturday is a day of rehearsals, clinics, and coaching. A
highlight of the day will be a performance by the Butler Symphony
Orchestra, followed by a reception with food and fellowship for
Sunday morning begins with breakfast, one final dress rehearsal
on stage, and concludes with the gala finale concert by the
All-Star High School Band and Butler University Wind Ensemble in
the Schrott Center at 2 p.m. More information on the Butler
Students needing housing will be hosted and escorted by members
of Butler University bands. Meals are included in the registration
fee (except for Sunday lunch). A $60 fee will be charged to help
defray costs. The $10 non-refundable deposit will be applied to the
overall participation fee. Make checks payable to Butler
Information including music, maps, and medical release and
housing forms will be mailed in advance of All-Star Band Weekend.
Contact Dr. Robert
Grechesky with questions or for more information. Learn more
about Dr. Grechesky.