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Vancouver Sessions

Concert Band I

Monday, August 20th

The best of this year's new issues at all grade levels. Please bring your instrument and help us read through this great music. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

8:00 am Registration
9:00 am - to 12:00 pm Concert Band New Issue Reading Session 1 (Robert Sheldon)
12:00 pm - to 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - to 4:00 pm Concert Band New Issue Reading Session 2 (Robert Sheldon)

Concert Band II

Tuesday, August 21st

More of the best new issues for 2018. Please join in and help us read these new titles.

8:00 am Registration
9:00 am - to 12:00 pm Concert Band New Issue Reading Session 3 (Robert Sheldon)
12:00 pm - to 1:00 pm Lunch

Jazz Band

Tuesday, August 21st

Featuring the best new charts for your jazz band at all levels. Those wishing to play in the reading band must pre-register as there are limited spots available.

12:00 pm - to 1:00 pm Lunch / Registration
1:00 pm - to 4:00 pm Jazz Band Reading Session (Jodi Proznick)

Sacred Choral Music for Mixed Voices

Wednesday, August 22nd

Be uplifted by one of today's most distinctive creators of church music as Pepper Choplin guides you through a full day of new anthems for church services and special occasions. These inspired selections traverse the entire church year in a wide variety of musical styles. A newly-published Christmas cantata will also be featured!

8:00 am Registration / Exhibits
9:00 am - to 12:30 pm Sacred Choral Reading Session (Pepper Choplin)
12:30 pm - to 1:30 pm Lunch / Exhibits / Book Sales
1:30 pm - to 4:00 pm Sacred Choral Reading Session (Pepper Choplin)

Secondary and Adult Choral

Thursday, August 23rd

Beginning/Intermediate Music for Changed and Changing Voices — Exciting new releases for developing junior and senior high school choirs of all voicings, from 3-part to easy SATB. The music in this reading session focuses on accessibility for singers who are in the early stages of choral singing.

Advanced Music for Changed Voices — Selected new music for changed voices, this session focuses on advanced repertoire in SATB, SSAA, and TTBB voicings, suitable for established high school, college and community choirs. All musical genres are presented, with an emphasis on concert and festival repertoire.

8:00 am Registration / Exhibits
9:00 am - to 12:30 pm Beginning/Intermediate Music for Changed Voices (Frances Roberts and Dave Rosborough)
12:30 pm - to 1:30 pm Lunch / Exhibits / Book Sales
1:30 pm - to 4:00 pm Advanced Music for Changed Voices (Frances Roberts and Dave Rosborough)

Choral Revels!

Thursday, August 23rd

Wonderful and distinctive new releases for advanced adult choirs are heard in this worthwhile evening session. A rewarding challenge from the inspiration of today’s composers, this music delights in exposing the full range of the choir as an instrument.

6:00 pm Registration / Exhibits
7:00 pm - to 9:00 pm Choral Revels! (Carrie Tennant)

Elementary Classroom Resources and Octavos

Friday, August 24th

World-renowned master clinician and choreographer John Jacobson shares his expertise in this upbeat exploration of the latest new and recently released classroom resources found in the Music First Express catalogue. Classroom choirs will find beautiful and accessible unison and 2-part music in this session, chosen with developing voices in mind.

By special request, riser choreography and movement are the afternoon’s feature! Join John Jacobson and be motivated with this exploration of his time-tested approaches to getting kids up and moving! This session is sponsored by Hal Leonard Corporation.

8:00 am Registration / Exhibits
9:00 am - to 12:30 pm Elementary Classroom Resources and Octavos (John Jacobson and Heidi Epp)
12:30 pm - to 1:30 pm Lunch / Exhibits / Book Sales
1:30 pm - to 4:00 pm Elementary Classroom Resources and Octavos (John Jacobson and Heidi Epp)