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Campus Band Syllabus

 

The UI Campus Band is on equal positioning with the UI University Band. A traditional concert band with set instrumentation, the Campus Band performs large ensemble works and is specifically focused on providing members with a variety of quality repertoire, unique/untraditional repertoire, and non-traditional collaborations. Concerts for the Campus Band are held on campus at a variety of venues and usually in tandem with the UI University Band. The ensemble is specifically geared to serve non-music majors who want to enjoy playing and improve their skills, and music education students on secondary instruments who wish to become familiar with more repertoire and other instruments than their primary. The UI Campus Band is open to both music majors and non-majors by audition, but does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. It is a recommended second "large ensemble" experience for music education majors playing secondary instruments, and is a wonderful musical outlet for non-music majors to enjoy actively making-music. Campus Band rehearses Monday evenings each week for two hours and presents one concert per semester. The ensemble is open to all by audition.  

Schedule

MUS 272 B | MUS 450N2
Campus Band

4:30 pm - 6:20 pm - Mondays only in the Spring
Room 141 Harding Band Building

Conductors:
Joe Busuito, busuito2@illinois.edu
Will Sugg, sugg2@illinois.edu

*Does not fulfill major ensemble requirement for music majors.

*All ensembles are open to music majors and non-majors based on audition. 

 

SPECIFIC COURSE INFORMATION

Attendance Requirements:

The expectation is that all ensemble members will be in attendance for all rehearsals and performances. 

1.  Your semester grade is lowered one letter grade for each unexcused absence.
2.  Your semester grade is lowered one letter grade for every three times you are tardy.
3.  An unexcused absence from the performance will result in a failing grade for the semester.
4.  Communicate all absences to one of the conductors via e-mail or written notice placed in the conductor's mailbox in HBB 140 prior to the absence. Conflicts such as serious illnesses with medical documentation, required academic activities in your field, and family emergencies are eligible to be excused. Prior communication is key.

Conflict Verification Letter (to provide to instructor of class and/or exam in conflict with a performance or rehearsal)

 

Text:

Music is supplied by University of Illinois Bands. Music and folders are on loan to students for each concert rotation and must be returned in full at the close of each concert rotation.  Students are responsible for all loaned materials, and must replace any missing items. The fee for a missing folder is $25.

Course Goals:

1.  Provide a quality musical experience for those students who play wind and percussion instruments.
2.  Expose students to a variety of styles found in the wind band repertoire.
3.  Provide an opportunity for future music educators to gain practical experience playing a secondary instrument and gain exposure to quality repertoire.

Learning Goals:

1.  Develop individual musicianship through a large ensemble experience.
2.  Foster individual improvement on students’ specific instrument.
3.  Demonstrate various rehearsal techniques benefiting music education students.

Grading Method:

Grades are based on a combination of rehearsal attendance, effort, and concert attendance. In addition to the attendance requirements outlined above, students should demonstrate good rehearsal habits (no cell phones, food or drink in rehearsal, etc.)

Students are required to attend one University of Illinois band concert during the course of the semester. Proof of attendance is the ticket stub stapled to the program. Your semester grade will be lowered one-half letter grade if this requirement is not met. Programs are due by the last day of classes.

Performance: University Band


March 14, 2017 | 7:30 PM (Tuesday) 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts  I  Foellinger Great Hall 

April 25, 2017 | 7:30 PM (Tuesday)
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts  I  Foellinger Great Hall 

Call time for concerts will be 45 minutes prior to the concert. Details will be given during preceding rehearsals.

Sectionals:

Throughout the semester both large and small sectionals will take place during the scheduled rehearsal times. 

Concert Dress:

Acceptable concert attire is:
(Men) Black tuxedo, white shirt, black bow tie, black socks and shoes.
(Women) Long black dress with black hose or black pants including the following: some sort of sleeve, closed back, close-toed black shoes. 

Communication:

This is intended to be an enjoyable and learning experience for all. In order to make this a beneficial musical experience for each student, please seek guidance as questions arise. We encourage you to contact us through e-mail or schedule appointments as needed.

Website:

All students are expected to regularly check the Illinois Bands web pages atbands.illinois.edu for more information including concert schedules for all the bands, reference recordings, weekly rehearsal schedules, and other news. Students are responsible for all materials posted on the website.