25th annual

Red Cedar Festival

of Community Bands

Saturday, February 29, 2020

 

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Okemos High School         2800 E. Jolly Rd – Okemos MI 48864

 

 

 

 

 

The Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands (RCF), hosted by the Meridian Community Band (MCB), is a one-day event in which each participating band performs a brief, public concert followed by an educational post-concert clinic.

The clinics are directed by four university-level conductors who provide insight and techniques for improving musicianship. Visiting artists present instrumental master classes for featured instruments.

Audiences enjoy the presentation of a wide variety of traditional and contemporary band literature. The festival combines performance opportunities, learning experiences for musicians, and a forum for networking with other bands from across the state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Clinicians

 

 

Samuel McIlhagga, associate professor and Music Department chair, Albion College

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Dr. Samuel McIlhagga

Albion College

Jeremy Duby,

Olivet College

Shelley Schwanderer Roland

Clarkston Community Band

 

 

Lectures and Workshops

 

 

Topics

Presented by

Room

Session 1

Session 2

 

 

Healthy Ears for Musicians

Kathy Scieszka

KIVA

10:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m.

 

 

Your Band, the March, and Why It Still Matters

Kevin Czarnik

KIVA

11:00 a.m.

2:00 p.m.

 

 

Conductor’s Toolbox for Success

Gail A Brechting

A110

11:30 a.m.

2:30 p.m.

 

 

Healthy Hands and Arms for Musicians

Jennifer Colwell

KIVA

12:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

 

 

 

This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Inc.