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Victoria Sessions

Jazz Band

Wednesday, August 22nd

We are delighted to welcome Victoria's very own David Flello to the role of Intrepid Navigator guiding the Clinic Jazz Band this year. The session will feature an array of handpicked offerings selected to engage and elevate your Band. Mid-afternoon refreshments provided. Please note that pre-registration is encouraged as we aim for a balanced band to ensure the best Reading experience.

As in past years, we are grateful for the use of the top-notch facilities of St. Michael's University School for this event, as well as to the community sponsors who generously provide Door Prizes.

12:30 pm Registration
1:00 pm - to 2:30 pm Jazz Band Reading Session (David Flello)
2:30 pm - to 2:45 pm Complimentary Coffee/Tea Break
2:45 pm - to 4:00 pm Jazz Band Reading Session (con't) (David Flello)

Concert Band

Thursday, August 23rd

This year we are beyond thrilled to welcome superstar composer/conductor Robert Sheldon to Victoria for our Annual Concert Band Reading Clinic. Guaranteed to be a most memorable day of music making, under Maestro Sheldon's guidance,we will play the day away test-driving titles selected to fit a multitude of tastes, levels and styles. Complimentary Lunch and Coffee provided. And there will be Door Prizes, too!

We are grateful to our community sponsors and especially wish to thank Alfred Music for their considerable support enabling us to bring Robert Sheldon to our Reading Session.

8:30 am Registration
9:00 am - to 10:30 am Concert Band Morning Reading Session (Robert Sheldon)
10:30 am - to 10:45 am Complimentary Coffee/Tea Break
10:45 am - to 12:00 pm Concert Band Reading Session (con't) (Robert Sheldon)
12:00 pm - to 1:00 pm Complimentary Lunch
1:00 pm - to 2:30 pm Afternoon Concert Band Reading Session (Robert Sheldon)
2:30 pm - to 2:45 pm Complimentary Coffee/Tea Break
2:45 pm - to 4:00 pm Afternoon Concert Band Reading Sesson (cont'd) (Robert Sheldon)

Choral Sessions

Friday, August 24th

Erica Phare-Bergh is our special guest clinician this August for the 2018 Victoria Choral Reading Clinic.

The morning session will focus on works suitable for elementary schools along with more advanced settings for equal voice community treble choirs. In the afternoon, participants delve into the latest featured materials for mixed voices through direct participation in the reading choir. Octavo selections from the whole day are included in a take-home perusal package. We will also feature an on-site pop-up store where you can find solutions for accessorizing your choral life!

The clinic promises to be both musically inspiring as well as practical for finding great resources just right for any choral setting and designed to be irresistible for your singers. Lunch and mid-session refreshments are provided.

8:30 am Registration
9:00 am - to 10:30 am Elementary and Equal Voices Choral Session (Erica Phare-Bergh)
10:30 am - to 10:45 am Complimentary Coffee/Tea Break
10:45 am - to 12:00 pm Elementary and Equal Voices Choral Session (cont'd) (Erica Phare-Bergh)
12:00 pm - to 1:00 pm Complimentary Lunch
1:00 pm - to 2:30 pm High School and Mixed Voices Choral Session (Erica Phare-Bergh)
2:30 pm - to 2:45 pm Complimentary Coffee/Tea Break
2:45 pm - to 4:00 pm High School and Mixed Voice Choral Session (cont'd) (Erica Phare-Bergh)