The Middle School and High School Youth Bands of Orlando present their Fall 2017 concert. For more information about the Youth Bands of Orlando, visit youthbandsoforlando.org.
Auditions for the 2017 UCF Color guard and dance team will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 9am-5pm at the Marching Knight Band Field. In order to audition, you must fill out the Intent to March Form before June 1. For details click here: https://ucfbands.com/marching-knights/join/
Dianna Castronuovo – Dance Instructor:
Dianna Castronuovo enters her first year as the dance instructor of the Starlet Knights dance team. As an accomplished performer and educator, Dianna has performed with several dance and show companies in the Central Florida area. Currently, she performs with Antigravity Orlando, Universal Studios and Walt Disney World. She has danced throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. As an educator, Dianna has taught several dancers and stunt performers in Central Florida. She has earned a Dance Performance degree from Valencia College and has been part of several dance programs.
Mike Hansen – Percussion Instructor:
Mike Hansen enters his first year as the Battery Caption Head and Arranger for the UCF Drumline. In addition to his duties at UCF, he is the Director and Arranger for the NBA Orlando Magic Rhythm N’ Blue Drumline, Battery Caption Head, Arranger, and Designer for the WGI Percussion Independent Open ensemble INFINITY 2.
For Full Bios, please visit: https://ucfbands.com/staff/
Auditions for the 2017 UCF Drum Line will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9am-5pm at the Marching Knight Band Field. In order to audition, you must fill out the Intent to March Form before May 6. For details click here: https://ucfbands.com/marching-knights/join/
For those selected, a clinic will be held on June 24, 2017.
Auditions for the 2017 UCF Color guard and dance team will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9am-5pm at the Marching Knight Band Field. In order to audition, you must fill out the Intent to March Form before May 6. For details click here: https://ucfbands.com/marching-knights/join/
An additional audition date will be June 24, 2017
Auditions for the 2017 UCF Majorette Line will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9am-1pm at the Marching Knight Band Field. In order to audition, you must fill out the Intent to March Form before April 29. For details click here: https://ucfbands.com/marching-knights/join/
This rehearsal is for all Jammin’ Knights and any 2016 Marching Knights who would like to participate, as well as invited guests. The rehearsal will be at the band field and the new band building!
Schedule for the day:
1:30pm – Instrument Checkout for those who need it (MK Trailer)
2:00pm – Rehearsal and Drum Major Auditions (New practice facility)
3:45pm – Food Distribution (Sonny’s BBQ) and State of the Marching Knights Address (New Practice facility)
5:00pm – Depart for Spectrum Stadium (formerly Bright House Networks Stadium)
5:45pm – In the stands for pre-game
6:30pm – Kickoff
Please have the following:
Flip folder with Cheers and stand tunes (list will be sent out)
Uniform – Black Jammin’ Knights T-Shirt/Khaki Shorts/Tennis Shoes
Instrument in working order
Enthusiasm, excitement, energy and effort!
The UCF Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Bands perform as part of the annual UCF Celebrates the Arts series at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Symphonic Band, Tremon Kizer, conductor
For the Presidents Own – John Williams
Rest – Frank Ticheli
Forever Free: A Lincoln Chronicle – Ulysses Kay
Espirit de Corps – Robert Jager
Wind Ensemble, Chung Park, conductor
Overture to Candide – Leonard Bernstein (arr. Clare Grundman)
Andante and Hungarian Rondo – Carl Maria von Weber (arr. Christopher Weait)
Selections from Porgy and Bess – George Gershwin (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)
Cousins – Herbert Clarke
John Almeida, trumpet and Michael Wilkinson, trombone
Concertino for Trombone – Ferdinand David
Matthew Kerr, trombone
Magnolia Star – Stephen Danyew
Washington Post March – John Philip Sousa
Tickets are free, but you must have a ticket to attend.
For free tickets visit: http://arts.cah.ucf.edu
Our “Intent to March” form has been released for the 2017 season! Please visit ucfbands.com and fill out the form if you plan to march with us this coming fall. If you are in Drumline or Auxiliaries, there is an audition, please be sure to check the “Join” section under Marching Knights for details. If you will be at a community college and would like to join, please visit that page as well for details on how you can participate. We have some great plans for 2017 including 7 home games and performances at the State FMBC competition!
The Middle School and High School Youth Bands of Orlando present their spring concert. This performance
will featuring guest artist, Christopher Bill, trombone.
The UCF Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Bands present a joint concert in Melbourne, FL at Eau Gallie High School. (1400 Commodore Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32935)
Mr. Kizer holds a Bachelors in Music Education from Kansas State University, a Masters in Music from the University of Central Missouri, and is a candidate for the Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of South Carolina.
The UCF Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will finish the 2016-2017 academic year with a joint concert presented as part of UCF Celebrates the Arts! The performance will take place on Sunday, April 10 at 3:00 PM in the Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando. Admission is free, however a ticket is required. To request a ticket, visit http://arts.cah.ucf.edu/event/wind-symphonic-band.
All four concert bands within the UCF Bands program will be presenting concerts in the upcoming weeks. The Wind Ensemble will perform on Friday, February 26, at 7:00 PM at Winter Park High School. Featured on the program will be world-renowned clarinetist Julian Bliss. The Concert Band and University Band will present a joint concert on Sunday, February 28, at 7:00 PM in the Visual Arts Building Auditorium on the UCF Campus. The Symphonic Band will perform on Thursday, March 3, at 7:00 PM at University High School. Additional details regarding each concert are available in the “Events” portion of this web site.
Specific times, locations, and audition materials are available at music.cah.ucf.edu/ensembleauditions.php.
Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band in Concert
April 9, 2016 – 7:30 PM
Disney Theater – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts