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September 2019

Ballpark Village Performance

September 29
12:15 pm

Ballpark Village, St. Louis, MO

12:15 – 1:15

Sunday, September 29

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Ballpark Village, 601 Clark Ave
St. Louis, IL 63102 United States
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October 2019

Performance

October 29

October 29 – Performance – Ritenour High School

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Ritenour High School, 9100 St Charles Rock Rd, St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63114 United States
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November 2019

The Inaugural Gateway British Brass Band Festival

November 02

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Two Sections:
Championship
Open/Youth

Workshops and clinics
Acoustically excellent venue
Convenient hotels and restaurants

For further information:

Wes Scott, President
St. Louis Brass Band
stlouisbrassband@gmail.com
www.STLBB.org

 

The Gateway British Brass Band Festival will be a multi-faceted BRASS EXTRAVAGANZA and include brass clinics/workshops on Friday evening concluding with a performance by the St. Louis Brass Band featuring JD Shaw.

 

Friday Evening

Workshops and clinics with noted brass pedagogs

Performance by the St. Louis Brass Band featuring JD Shaw.

 

Open Section – November 2 (morning)

The Open Section is designed to cast a wide net to serve as many ensembles as possible.  Judging will be in the open.  Participating bands will be competitive or non-competitive (band’s choice) and there will be two subsections for competing bands: Youth and Adult.  Two noted educator/conductors will serve as judges/commentators.  Section awards will also be chosen.  Literature is Own Choice but must be a minimum of 16 minutes for those bands who have chosen to compete. Instrumentation is open to any brass instrument for the Youth subsection (high school or younger). Competing adult bands (high school graduates or older) must have traditional brass band instrumentation. Timing of the performance will be from downbeat to cut off of each piece performed.  A 30 minute stage time will be allotted each band.  Each band performing in the Open Section will receive a 40 minute clinic following their performance from rotating clinicians.  Each judge will record real time audio files.

Championship Section – November 2 (afternoon)

Judging will be three adjudicators in the balcony of the auditorium behind a screen in secret as at NABBA.  A fourth judge will adjudicate section awards in the open in the lower bowl of the auditorium.  No communication will be allowed between judges.  Literature is Own Choice but must be a minimum of 20 minutes. Timing of the performance will be from the 1st note of music to cut off of each piece performed.  A 35 minute stage time is allotted each band with timing to begin when the 1st player steps on the performance area of the stage.  Timing ceases when the last brass member exits the stage. Bands must have traditional brass band instrumentation. Each judge will record real time audio files.  Awards will be directly following the close of the Championship Section competition by 5 pm.

Participation fee: $400

Venue – Performing Arts Center at Ritenour High School.

9100 Saint Charles Rock Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63114

 

 

Festival Hotel Information

 

Crowne Plaza St. Louis Airport (first choice…post contest event held here)

11228 Lone Eagle Drive St. Louis, MO 63044

50 Doubles Rooms blocked

$109 Rate

Complimentary Parking for Cars/Vans

$25 Bus Parking

Complimentary Guestroom Internet

 

Marriott St. Louis Airport 

10700 Pear Tree Lane St. Louis, MO 63134

25 Doubles Rooms blocked

$119 Rate

Complimentary Parking for Cars/Vans

$25 Bus Parking

Complimentary Guestroom Internet

 

Melissa Schaefer will be our contact for Crowne Plaza and Beth Caldwell will be our contact for Marriott.

 

Contact Melissa or Beth to book rooms and set up payment.

Melissa Schaefer – 314-209-6009

Beth Caldwell – 314-253-5136

 

Room blocks are guaranteed until October 2nd, after when they will be released to the general public.

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Ritenour High School, 9100 St Charles Rock Rd, St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63114 United States
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