All-Star Band Weekend
Feb. 15-17, 2013
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 at magnificent Clowes
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 music.
- 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
- To stay up to date, join our mass texting group by texting
@AllStarBand to 23559. Standard text message charges apply.
Deadline for audition recording submissions: Jan. 30,
Note: All State Band members will automatically be accepted
after providing proof of membership, but must still submit a
Activities will begin on Friday, Feb. 15, 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 a reception with
food and fellowship for band members.
Saturday is a day of rehearsals, clinics, and coaching. A
highlight of the day will be a visit by our special guest composer,
Steven Bryant, who will work with the All Star Band in preparation
of one of his own compositions. After dinner, we will see a
spectacular performance by the Butler Ballet followed by an all you
can eat pizza party.
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 Clowes
Memorial Hall at 2 p.m. In addition to the performance by the All
Star Band, the Butler University Wind Ensemble will perform the
world premiere of a new piece by Steven Bryant that was
commissioned by a consortium led by Butler's Kappa Kappa Psi
chapter. Mr. Bryant will be on campus working with the Wind
Ensemble in preparation for the premiere. Also on the program will
be appearances by two of our Kappa Kappa Psi Concerto Competition
winners, Jenna Page, flutist, performing the Doppler Fantasie
Pastoral Hongroise and Eric Hjellming and Wes Winn performing
Mystic Warriors, a two trumpet concerto by Allen Vizzutti.
information on the Butler Bands.
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