Colorguard Clinic CANCELLED

Due to the inclement weather today and throughout the rest of the weekend, we have decided to cancel tomorrow’s guard clinic.  We sincerely hope that those interested in becoming members of our guard will attend one or both of our remaining clinic dates on May 2nd and May 16th.  Please direct any questions to Dr. Self at uwgbands@westga.edu.

Final Band Concerts of the Semester!

 

Please join the UWG Wind Ensemble this Friday and the UWG Symphonic Band next Tuesday for our final concerts of a very successful spring semester!  Dr. Byrd and Dr. Self will be conducting two very exciting programs that will feature UWG faculty members Julie Lowry (soprano) and Tom Gibson (trombone).  We hope to see you at the Townsend Center for one (or both) of these wonderful events!!!
Wind Ensemble Latin Americana 4-10-15 Sym Band program 4-14-15 Slide

Congratulations, UWG Tuba Ensemble!!!

Several members of the UWG Bands family spent part of their spring break representing West Georgia at the Southeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.  Here’s some photos of their time at SERTEC!

uwg tuba ensemble sertec 2015The Tuba Ensemble performs at SERTEC.

cale recital sertec 2015Dr. Self plays on his solo recital along with pianist Wayne Gilreath.

buchholz meixner masterclass sertec 2015Sophomore Jon Buchholz works with Dr. Brian Meixner of High Point University in a masterclass.

cale melody shop sertec 2015Dr. Self joins several other soloists and the Southern Stars Brass Band on The Melody Shop March to close out the conference!

 

 

 

 

TSTLTS 2015 LEADERSHIP INFO!!!

Dr. Self is now accepting applications for the 2015 Leadership Team for this fall’s edition of TSTLTS. If you’ve been in band for one year, you’re eligible to apply. Just write a letter of application for the position(s) you’d like to apply for, print and sign it, and deliver it to Dr. Self (HUM 339). You’re more than welcome to slide it under the door if he’s not there! If you’re applying for more than one position, only one letter is necessary. Applications are due by Sunday, March 8th. In person interviews will be schedule and conducted during the week of March 9th. Available positions include:

Drum Major
Band Captain
Drum Captain
Colorguard Captain
Brass Lieutenant
Woodwind Lieutenant
Section Leaders

If you would like to apply to be an Equipment Manager, Drumline Manager, or Uniform Manager, please see Dr. Self or Dr. Byrd.

WELCOME BACK!!!

After a wildly-successful fall semester, including our first trip ever to the NCAA DII football playoffs (and our second, and our third)!  As we all get back into the swing of things in our new year, please explore our site, schedule a visit to Carrollton, or just send us an interest form and let us know that you’d like more information about the UWG Bands program.  Happy New Year!

MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE, FIRST PLAYOFFS IN 15 YEARS WEEK!!!

Tue-Fri: NO REHEARSAL

Saturday, 22 November:
9AM – Buses arrive at Humanities
9:30 – Depart UWG
11:25 – Arrive at Abbott Stadium
11:30 – lunch (delivered to stadium)
12:15 – call time in full uniform
12:20 – warm-ups
12:35 – move into stadium
1:00 – kickoff vs. Tuskegee (Let’s Go Wolves!)
4:15 – game over
4:30 – change/load buses
5:00 – depart Abbott Stadium
5:10 – stop for dinner (per diem)
6:15 – load buses and depart Tuskegee
8:00 – arrive back at UWG

BAND SCHEDULE, NOVEMBER 10-15:

 

Monday, 10 Nov:
6:30 – Panel Discussion with 7 local band directors (choir room)
MUSIC MAJORS – THIS IS A MUST-ATTEND EVENT! DON’T MISS IT!!!

Tuesday, 11 Nov:
NO REHEARSAL

Wednesday, 12 Nov (Wind Ensemble):
3:00 – JoyRiDe
3:20 – Armenian Dances
3:55 – Jingle Bells Fantasy & Sleigh Ride w/Mr. Ruby
4:25 – Overture to Dancer in the Dark
4:35 – Christmas Festival
4:50 – Christmas Day

Thursday, 13 Nov (Marching Band):
3:15 – sectionals (Incredibles, All I Do is Win, Chameleon)
3:50 – full band music (same plus Get It On)
4:20 – learn adjusted half-time for Shorter (Opener/Long Train ONLY)

Friday, 14 Nov (Wind Ensemble):
RECORDING DAY!
3:00 – Armenian Dances
3:50 – JoyRiDe
4:00 – Christmas Festival
4:25 – Overture to Dancer in the Dark
4:30 – Jingle Bells Fantasy
4:37 – Sleigh Ride
4:45 – Christmas Day
NO MARCHING BAND REHEARSAL

Saturday, 15 Nov (Marching Band):
8:00 – load buses
8:20 – depart UWG
9:25 – arrive at Shorter University
9:30 – pregame snack (Chick-fil-a biscuits, provided by the Shorter Band!)
10:15 – call time in full uniform
10:20 – warmups
10:30 – parade block
10:35 – move into stadium and into stands
11:00 – kickoff (LET’S GO WOLVES!!!)
2:15 – game over
2:30 – eat lunch at stadium (TBD)
3:00 – change and load buses
3:30 – depart Shorter
4:35 – arrive back at UWG

MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE, FLORIDA TECH WEEK!!!

Tuesday, 4 November:

3:30 – Surveys & course evaluations (CASHEN HALL!!!)

If you are not enrolled in 2720 or 4720, please show up to fill out a survey!

Thursday, 6 November:
3:15 – sectionals (Incredibles, Brooklyn, Get It On)
3:45 – full band music (Incredibles, Brooklyn, stands tunes)
4:20 – run Pre-game
4:35 – learn Senior Day details
4:50 – run Half-time

Friday, 7 November:
NO REHEARSAL

Saturday, 8 November:
11:00 – call time in northeast stands
11:15 – sectionals
11:25 – parade block
11:30 – mini-concert at Wolf Plaze
11:40 – team arrival/Wolf Walk
11:45 – band pictures at Wolf Plaza
12:30 – lunch in northeast stands
1:25 – in full uniform
1:30 – depart stands
1:35 – pre-game (football and cheerleader senior recognition)
2:00 – kick-off (LET’S GO WOLVES!!!)

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