Monday, January 28, 2019

Semi-finalists: BANDS/WIND ENSEMBLES, 2018-19


The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST bands/wind ensembles for 2018-19 in all categories. Congratulations!

As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. To know the exact date when finalists will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

All contestants are reminded they are responsible for the viability of their online links to audition materials. Those links must remain active until the end of the contest year. Questions, or to make us aware of any misprints in the listings below, please email: theamericanprize@gmail.com

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—college/university division,  2018-19


CSUSB Symphonic Band
Nicholas Bratcher
San Bernardino CA  
  
University of Houston Wind Ensemble
David Clemmer
Houston TX  
  
NEC Symphonic Winds
William Drury
Boston MA  
  
Capital University Symphonic Winds
Jeffrey D. Gershman
Columbus OH  
  
Slippery Rock University Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Jonathan Helmick
Slippery Rock PA  
  
University of Arkansas Wind Ensemble
Chris Knighten
Fayetteville AR  
  
Sacramento State Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Matthew C. Morse
Sacramento CA  
  
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Wind Ensemble.
Devin Otto
Oshkosh WI  
  
Wichita State University Wind Ensemble
Timothy Shade
Wichita KS  
  
UNC Charlotte Wind Ensemble
Shawn Smith
Charlotte NC  
  
Missouri State University Wind Ensemble
John Zastoupil
Springfield MO  



SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—community division, 2018-19

The Allentown Band
Ronald Demkee
Allentown PA  
  
Westchester Symphonic Winds
Curt Ebersole
Tarrytown NY  
  
Quincy Concert Band
Dr. Trent A. Hollinger
Quincy IL  
  
Quad City Wind Ensemble
Brian Hughes
Davenport IA  
  
Camellia City Flute Choir
Martin Melicharek III
Sacramento CA  
  
Los Alamos Community Winds
Ted Vives
Los Alamos NM



SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—high school division, 2018-19

Huntley High School Wind Ensemble
Philip Carter
Huntley IL  
  
Charlotte Catholic Symphonic Winds
Timothy Cook
Charlotte NC  
  
North Hills High School Wind Ensemble
Len Lavelle
Pittsburgh PA  



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We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! Our ensemble has just been selected as a semi-finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing finalists in the division soon. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.


  

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