Dordt College Concert Band 2014-2015

Mission

The members of the Dordt College Concert Band are dedicated to honoring the Creator of all music through the skillful performance of the finest instrumental music. God has given all of us resources, talents, and most importantly, TIME to glorify Him. In every rehearsal, in every performance, in every interaction we have with each other, God calls us to use what He has given us as an offering of praise back to Him. When we work for excellence and for achieving something of beauty, we are using the gifts God has given us to bring restoration to a fallen world.

Expectations

The Dordt College Concert Band exists for the purpose of fulfilling a high calling in the area of performance of instrumental musical masterworks. The primary by-product of our faithfulness to our calling is the excellence evident at each rehearsal and concert. Each student is a vital part of the body of Concert Band, with each studentŐs contributions being essential to our success. To that end, our goal is to have 100% of the members in attendance at 100% of the rehearsals and concerts.

 

Attendance:

 

Your attendance is required at all rehearsals and performances. If an excused absence is needed for any unavoidable reason, such as illness, family emergency, or a field trip required by another professor, notify Dr. Miedema by phone or by e-mail as far in advance as possible. All missed rehearsal time must be made up with individual practice. Any unexcused absences may negatively affect renewal of scholarships and retention in the ensemble. Members of Dordt College athletic teams must complete a contractual agreement at the beginning of each semester of sports involvement. See Dr. Miedema for details.

 

Participation:

Be in your seat, with your instrument, folder, and a sharpened pencil, at least 5 minutes prior to the scheduled rehearsal time. Spend time warming up on your own so that you are mentally and physically prepared to make music with the rest of the ensemble. Percussionists are expected to have all necessary equipment required for rehearsal set up in advance, including for any dress rehearsals on the BJ Haan Auditorium stage.

 

Checkout for Instrument Storage Lockers

o Select a locker that has an available signup label on it and is large enough to hold your instrument.

o Take the sign up label with your $5 deposit to the music office.

o ALL INSTRUMENTS MUST BE STORED IN A LOCKER.  IF LEFT ON THE FLOOR OR IN THE HALLWAYS YOU MAY BE FINED.

 

Instrument Checkout

o Have a music secretary or a workstudy student check out the instrument to you.

o A music secretary or a workstudy will help you get the instrument from the basement storage area.

 

Percussion Cabinet Key Checkout

o You must be a percussionist in one of the Dordt Bands or Orchestras.

o You will need to contact a secretary in the music office to get your key. ($5 deposit)

 

Instrumental Music Checkout

o Check the list of solos and method books in M24 to find the item you want, then find it in the files. Do not take the file folder, only the music.

o Fill out the sign-out card and leave it on top of the file cabinet.

o All small ensemble music is now catalogued and filed in the library.

o All music must be returned before the semester ends. You will be held responsible for damaged or lost music and/or parts.

 

Tuxedos and Dresses

o Men -- There will be designated times to check out a tux with a workstudy student. You must provide your own black socks and black dress shoes. The shirts are machine washable!

o Women -- There will be designated times to pick up a dress with a workstudy student. You must provide your own black hose and black dress shoes. The dresses are machine washable!

 

Tour Policy

Students on tour are expected to be outstanding representatives of Dordt College and of Jesus Christ. Any member of Concert Band who willfully does anything to ruin the reputation of Dordt College on tour will be required to leave the tour at his/her own expense. This yearŐs tour will be a Southwest tour (Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and California) scheduled during spring break, March 5-16, 2015.

 

Rehearsal Schedule and 2014-2015 Calendar for Concert Band

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 5:00-6:05 pm in the Instrumental Room

{NOTE: Select students also rehearse occasionally with the Chamber Orchestra which meets on Wednesdays, 5:00-6:05 pm.}

 

 

M

8/25/14

as scheduled

Interview/auditions for new members

M 111

All Band, Orch

T

8/26/14

5:00 pm

First Combined Band rehearsal

Instr Room

Combined Band

T

9/2/14

5:00-6:30 pm

Band/Orch Picnic (All expected to attend!)

ChildrenŐs Park

Combined Band, Orch

F

9/19/14

7:00 pm

POPS CONCERT – Music Around the Word

BJH

Combined Band, Orch

M, T, W, Th

9/22/14

as scheduled

Concert Band Chair Placements (all week)

Choral Room

Con Band

M

9/29/14

5:00 pm

First Concert Band rehearsal

Instr Room

Con Band

F

10/17/14

7:00 pm

Fall Festival CONCERT

BJH

Camp Band, Orch, Con Band

F, Sat

11/21/14

two days

Iowa All-Star Collegiate Band

Ames, IA

select Con Band students

F

12/5/14

7:30 pm

Winter CONCERT

BJH

Camp Band, Orch, Con Band

Th

3/5/15

twelve days

Southwest Tour

NE, CO, NM, AZ, & CA

Orch, Con Band

F

3/20/15

7:30 pm

Tour Home CONCERT

BJH

Orch, Con Band

Sat

3/21/15

8:30-11:15 am

Professional Recording Session

BJH

Orch, Con Band

F

4/17/14

aft, evening

Reh and CONCERT: HS BAND FESTIVAL

BJH, Gym

Camp Band,      Con Band

F

5/1/15

7:30 pm

Spring CONCERT

BJH

Camp Band,      Con Band

       

      If you play in NISO, also check the NISO REHEARSAL CALENDAR!