Brassfest

 

Welcome to the Third Annual University of Kentucky Brassfest!


We are very excited to be hosting the third annual UK Brassfest, being held on the campus of the University of Kentucky.  The date of the festival is Tuesday, November 4th 2014 and will include concerts, workshops, clinics, a brass quintet competition and the Participant Festival Brass Ensembles.  This year’s Brassfest will feature the UK Brass Faculty as well as the United States Air Force Band of Flight Wright Brass!

Those competing in the Brass Quintet Competition must register by October 27th.  You may also register the morning of November 4th from 9:00-9:50am in the lobby of the UK Singletary Center for the Arts. 

 

Cost of the festival is……..FREE!!!

This year will feature……

1. Harry Clarke High School Brass Quintet Competition.  Winning Prize is a full line of Pickett Brass Mouthpieces

2. First 100 participants to register will receive a FREE UK Brassfest T-Shirt!

3. Professional Development Hours for Educators

 

On behalf of the UK Brass Faculty and the UK School of Music, we look forward to seeing you in February! 

 

FEATURED ARTISTS
United States Air Force Band of Flight Wright Brass

http://www.bandofflight.af.mil/ensembles/BandEnsembleBio.asp?EnsembleID=67

 

University of Kentucky Brass Faculty

http://finearts.uky.edu/faculty?tid=All&tid_1=52&keys=

 

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

All events are held on the University of Kentucky campus in the Singletary Center for the Arts.

Tuesday, November 4th

9:00-9:50         On-Site Registration (SCFA lobby)

9:00-9:50         High School Brass Quintet Competition (SCFA Recital Hall)

10:00-10:45     USAF Wright Brass Performance (SCFA Recital Hall)

11:00-12:00     Like Instrument Masterclass/Ensemble Rehearsal

12:00-1:00       LUNCH (on your own)

1:00-1:30         UK Faculty Brass Quintet Performance (SCFA Recital Hall)

1:45-2:30         Like Instrument Ensemble Rehearsal

2:45-3:30         Closing Concert featuring Participant Ensembles, Winner-Brass Quintet Competition and others (SCFA Recital Hall)

 

BRASS QUINTET COMPETITION
All competing brass quintets must be comprised of students currently enrolled in high school.  Students do not necessarily have to attend the same school, they just must be of the correct age.  Students may not participate in more than one ensemble.  Past winners ARE eligible to compete.

Each group will perform the required festival competition piece, which is available for download HERE.

Deadline for competition application is October 27th, 2014 and all five members of the quintet must be registered for the festival to be eligible to compete.
 


REGISTRATION

University of Kentucky Brassfest 2014

To Register, simply email the following information to bradley.kerns@uky.edu

NAME:

INSTRUMENT:

SCHOOL:

EMAIL:

BRASS QUINTET COMPETITION (yes or no):

T-SHIRT SIZE:

Note: Multiple registrations can be included in the same email.

All members of brass quintets competing in the competitions must register by October 27th.  Registration may also happen the morning of November 4th at 9:00am in the lobby of the Singletary Center for the Fine Arts.
 

MAPS AND DIRECTIONS
University of Kentucky Singletary Center
405 Rose St
Lexington, Kentucky 40508