Their show “Silence” was inspired by the idea of a one-side relationship, and featured so many wonderful and expressive elements, even a “silent” (get it?) flag feature.
More important than scores or placements is the guard’s process of growth and improvement this season. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication!
As part of their Nashville CBDNA tour, this Friday, the University of Illinois Wind Symphony will perform at Centennial High School at 7pm.
Comprised of approximately 60 undergraduate and graduate students who have attained the highest level of proficiency on their instruments, the Illinois Wind Symphony is the premiere ensemble of the University of Illinois band program. Performing the finest available repertoire, the ensemble’s performances include traditional wind band literature, one-per-part chamber works and premiere performances of new compositions in the ever expanding wind band genre. The ensemble works on the flexible “pool” concept so that each work in the curriculum is staffed with the instrumentation envisioned by the composer. The Illinois Wind Symphony performs a minimum of three concerts per semester, and is among the top ensembles in the band profession in performance standards as well as developing the future in training wind players in a variety of conducted ensemble settings. The performance range of this ensemble includes campus, state, regional, national and international events and venues. The Illinois Wind Symphony is open to music majors and non-majors by audition.
This year, the Illinois Wind Symphony will perform at the national conference of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) in Nashville, Tennessee on March 28, 2015. Their selection was determined through a ‘blind’ juried process last year. 1991 marked the last time the University of Illinois performed at a CBDNA national convention.
2011 Franklin High graduate Katherine Aydelott will perform as principal bassoonist.
This concert is free and open to the public.
On Thursday, our new chamber group The Franklin Winds, will travel to Indianapolis to participate in the Music for All National Festival. MFA has added a new component, a chamber music festival. Their program is:
- Vier Grotesken, by Friedrich Wanek
- Old Wine in New Bottles, by Gordon Jacob
We are so proud of them! And congrats to Mr. Jacob Campos, their conductor. The students are:
- Christine Barham
- Audrey Binnicker
- Madelyn Vincent
- Mia Unni
- Chase Lantz
- Emily Sanders
- Maddox Myers
- Meagan Vincent
- Claire Terrell
- Kat Olson
- Sam Stone
- Chandler Wilder
- Mikaela Ray
- Meredith Aydelott
Here’s the latest summer and fall marching band schedule. The big news is that we are returning to MTSU for the 54th Annual “Contest of Champions” on October 31. Please update your calendars. These changes will soon be reflected on Charms.
In December, Franklin Band Director David Aydelott was presented as a John Philip Sousa Foundation Laureate of the Bandworld “Legion of Honor.” The Legion of Honor recognizes outstanding band directors who have maintained school concert band programs of excellent musical quality for a period of at least 20 years and who have held important positions of leadership in their professional organizations in dedicated service to bands.
Most recently, it was announced that Mr. Aydelott has been selected for induction into the MTSU Band of Blue Club Hall of Fame. Since 1980, the Band of Blue Alumni Club has recognized individuals who have contributed and influenced the growth of the MTSU Band of Blue. The induction ceremony will be Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the Wright Music Building on the campus of MTSU.
Way to go, Mr. A!
The students listed below have gone above and beyond to amass some significant individual accomplishments by auditioning for national, state, and region honor bands.
They’ve invested many hours of work in practice rooms to prepare for these auditions and we congratulate them on their successes!
MUSIC FOR ALL HONOR BAND OF AMERICA
Kevin Kleiner, alternate
TENNESSEE ALL STATE
MTSBOA 9/10 Grade All Mid-State
Sarah Besand, All-State and Gold Band
Dawson Whitehead, All-State & Gold Band
Allie Minucci, All-State and Gold Band
Zoe Kendall, Silver Band
Jason Davidson, Silver Band
Jason Frazier, Silver Band
Josh Johnian, Silver Jazz Band
Jordan Hafner, Alternate
Webb Littleton, Alternate
Rebecca Dallman, Alternate
MTSBOA 11/12 Grade All Mid-State
Anaea Dossey, All-State & Gold Band
Maddox Myers, Gold Band
Ryan Fisher, Gold Band
Sam Stone, Gold Band
Mikaela Ray, Gold Band
Audrey Binnicker, Silver Band
Madelyn Vincent, Silver Band
Meagan Vincent, Silver Band
Parker Albert, Silver Band
Caleb Hoffman, Silver Band
Michael Hall, Silver Band
Christine Barham, Alternate
Mia Unni, Alternate
Chase Lantz, Alternate
What a great marching season! FX-A Cinematic Xperience was successful in so many ways, especially in the growth of our students. This was the most difficult show we’ve produced, musically and visually. And the kids gave great performances both at football games and at contests resulting in these awards:
Bands of America Louisville Regional
Division I Rating
2nd Place, Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
Outstanding Visual in Finals Competition
2nd Place in Finals Competition
Antioch High School Marching Contest
1st Place in Class
Outstanding Music Award
Outstanding Visual Award
Bands of America Indianapolis Super Regional
Division I Rating
Outstanding Music in Preliminary Competition, Class AAA
Outstanding General Effect in Preliminary Competition, Class AAA
1st Place, Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
5th Place in Finals Competition
Bands of America Grand National Championships
Division I Rating
…..And, our 2014 marching band was awarded the SUDLER SHIELD, an international award sponsored by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. Two Texas bands (Claudia Taylor Johnson and Round Rock) and our good friends from Dobyns-Bennett in Kingsport recieved this prestigious award as well. At our Spring Concert on May 3, Professor W. Dale Warren, Chair of the Sudler Shield committee will be on campus to make the official presentation. Mark your calendars!
Congrats to our students, parents, and staff on a great marching season!