Gary WestbrookDirector of Bands. Simply put, Tarleton offers the personal attention of a small liberal arts college, with the resources that are typically available at larger universities. As always, please contact us at any time if you have any questions.
What if I need an instrument? What are the auxiliary units of the marching band and how do I become a member? The members of the Color Guard are typically spotlighted and featured during marching band performances.
Instrumental students are allowed to conduct the sight-reading portion of the Wind Ensemble once they complete the introductory conducting class.
There are no bad questions. At Tarleton, music majors are given countless opportunities to apply what they learn in the classroom into immediate practice. Gary Westbrook for an audition at any time throughout the year. Additionally, all students are eligible to take private lessons on their instruments with our applied faculty.
Studies have shown that students who participate in band activities usually achieve high scholastic scores.
Our rehearsals are structured to achieve maximum results in a minimal amount of time. Students are required to perform passages from these materials in addition to scales and sight reading. Non music majors, in addition to music majors, are also afforded opportunities to hold leadership positions in the concert ensembles and athletic bands.
We believe that our smaller size allows for you to get to know your professors and other students more immediately and, therefore, allows for a comfortable experience as soon as you begin your collegiate career. Gary Westbrook Students should apply to the University and apply for a scholarship through the links above prior to registering for an audition date.
High school band experience is the primary prerequisite for membership. Will band take up too much of my time? Membership in any of the non-athletic band ensembles at Tarleton requires an audition. For questions regarding the concert ensembles, please contact Dr.
Auditions will take place at the beginning of each semester. These experiences allow students from all walks of life to gain leadership opportunities that many future employers find favorable.
Not if you budget your time well. Do you have to be a music major to participate? To become a member of the Marching Band, please contact Dr. You may contact us via phone or email: The University Marching Band includes a combination of wind and percussion musicians enhanced by a highly choreographed Color Guard Unit.
How do I become a member of the marching band? All students regardless of major can perform in any of the band ensembles. All returning students must reapply the second week of February. This last question is left intentionally blank as we want you to realize that any question you have is a top 10 question.
However, any instrumental musical background will be of help in band admittance. Band students are ordinarily regarded favorably as they typically have a history of adhering to responsibility and possessing good time management skills; traits many employers are developing within the workforce at a higher cost year after year.
How do I become a member of the concert or jazz ensembles? Who Can I Contact? For your convenience, there is a list of FAQ topics and the most common point of contact in the next section.
We have instruments available for you to rent at a nominal fee.Tarleton State Bands. Jazz Ensembles. There are two Jazz Ensembles at Tarleton, both directed by Dr. Andrew Stonerock. Jazz Ensemble I is the premier jazz group on campus and plays music from Ellington and Basie to Schneider and Mintzer.
Tarleton Jazz Alumni Concert and Celebration. Tarleton Jazz Ensembles I and II invite the public to the first concert of the spring semester at p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The concert features the music of contemporary jazz giants Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays.
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were administered to the 38 members of the Christopher Newport University Wind Ensemble. In addition to the Wind Ensemble and the Jazz Bands, a second concert ensemble, Symphonic Band is active during the Spring semester. For questions regarding the concert ensembles, please contact Dr.