Greetings from IUP and Indiana, PA! For those of you that I have not had the pleasure of meeting, my name is Jason Worzbyt and I am the associate director of bands at IUP. I wanted to make you and the students in your districts aware of a unique opportunity for music making this fall.
On November 14, 2015, we will host the second annual Junior High Band Invitational at IUP! This is a one day, sight reading band that features the opportunity to work with a nationally know guest conductor that has lots of experience working with middle school musicians. This year, we are excited to announce that our guest conductor is Dr. Courtney Snyder, Associate Director of Bands at the University of Michigan. I know that your students will have an amazing time with her! As an added benefit for this event, attendance of the home band director is not required. All students that send in an application with a signature from their home director can participate! No audition required!
Information about this event, including a schedule and all necessary forms are located at www.iup.edu/music. While we have been heavily advertising this event on Facebook as well as through letters sent to band directors, I was wondering if you might be able to send this announcement to the teachers in your districts to help us get the word out. If you are willing and able to do this, would you please be so kind to acknowledge that you received this message?
Best wishes for a great fall!!!
Assistant Director of Bands
Indiana University of Pennsylvania