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RDC welcomes thousands of band students May 13

Date posted: 
Wed, 05/08/2019
Festival of Bands

Festival of Bands in 42nd year at the College

RDC is thrilled to host students from across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba at the annual Alberta Band Association Provincial Festival of Bands from May 13-16 and May 21-24, 2019.  

Approximately 7,000 junior, senior and community band students will participate in eight days of performances, clinics and sight-reading activities.

Prestigious adjudicators, educators and clinicians from across Canada and the United States will be judging this year’s festival.

The judges from May 13-16 are:

  • Dr. Danielle Gaudry - California State University
  • Dr. Richard Mayne - University of Northern Colorado
  • Dr. Tom McCauley - Montclair State University in New Jersey
  • Marguerite Wilder - Georgia
  • Rita Burns - Edmonton 

From May 21-24, the judges are:

  • Dr. Gordon Brock - University of North Florida School of Music
  • Colin Clarke - Toronto
  • Mark Lane - Central Washington University
  • Dr. Gillian MacKay - University of Toronto
  • Mr. Ken Rogers - Lethbridge

The public is invited to attend the daily performances on RDC’s main campus.

Alberta Band Association Provincial Festival of Bands
     May 13-16 and May 21-24
     8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. daily | free
     Mainstage, RDC Arts Centre 

For more details about the Festival of Bands, please contact RDC’s School of Continuing Education at 403.356.4900 or continuingeducation [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca.

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For additional information contact:

Brent Forster      
Communications Strategist - Corporate     
work: 403.342.3389 
Shelley Newman  
Communications Strategist – Corporate  
work: 403.342.3299