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Apr 26 2019

UCLA Wind Ensemble Invitational

Wind Ensemble - Flute
Royce Hall

The Herb Alpert School of Music is pleased to host our second annual Wind Ensemble Invitational series. Eleven outstanding high school bands from around Southern California and Nevada perform on the stage of Royce Hall for the 2019 UCLA Wind Ensemble Invitational. Immediately following each band’s performance, they participate in a clinic in the Royce Hall rehearsal room with one of four festival guest artists: Shelley Axelson, assistant professor at Montclair State University; Rodney Dorsey, professor of bands at Indiana University; Albert Nguyen, director of bands at the University of Memphis; and Mary K. Schneider, director of bands at Eastern Michigan University. The event also includes campus tours, individual instrumental masterclasses led by UCLA faculty and students in Schoenberg Music Building, and a side-by-side rehearsal with the UCLA Wind Ensemble and members of each participating band on stage at Royce Hall from 1 to 2 p.m.

The festival concludes with an evening concert by the UCLA Wind Ensemble, opening with Brian Balmages’s Fanfare Canzonique for large brass ensemble; Alfred Reed’s sensitive transcription of Johann Sebastian Bach’s My Jesus! Oh, What Anguish; and David Maslanka’s monumental Symphony No. 4, including the magnificent Royce Hall organ.

The high school band performances, side-by-side rehearsal, and UCLA Wind Ensemble concert will all be live streamed.

Participating high school bands are: Culver City (8:30 a.m.), Palisades Charter (9:15 a.m.), Las Vegas Academy (10:00 a.m.), Palm Desert (10:45 a.m.), Diamond Bar (11:30 a.m.), Serrano (2:30 p.m.), Savanna (3:15 p.m.), Canyon Crest (4:00 p.m.), Mira Mesa (4:45 p.m.), Santa Monica (5:30 p.m.), and Cathedral City (6:15 p.m.).

Made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the Dobrows, who established a generous endowment at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to make programs like this possible. We are proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2018-2019 Dobrow Series.



This event is FREE! No RSVP required. Early arrival is recommended.


Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Costs range from $1 for 20 minutes to $20 all day. Learn more about campus parking.


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.


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