• Ulster County All-County Band General Information

     

    All-Couunty Band Festival Permission Slip

       All-County Band is an opportunity for our students to audition to be in an Honors Band that is made up of students from all over Ulster County. There are two groups that Middle School students can audition for: Elementary Band (Grade 6) or Junior High Band (Grade 7, 8).

    Auditions this year are January 11, 2020 (snow date of January 12th). The bus taking students to M.C. Miller Middle School for auditions will be leaving at 7:45 from New Paltz Middle School. Please arrive at 7:30am.

    Tune into WCZX 97.7 at 6:30 a.m. or check UCMEA website  if weather is questionable.
     
    M.C. Miller Middle School address: 65 Fording Place Rd, Lake Katrine, NY 12449
      
    • If selected to participate at UCMEA All County Band, students are required to participate both days - March 13 and 14, 2020.                                                                                                                                          (snow date us March 27 and 28)
    • The concert and festival will be held at  SUNY Ulster: 491 Cottekill Rd, Stone Ridge, NY 12484

    FYI for the All County Band Festival on March 13 and 14, 2020:

    **Friday's  bus will leave from the High School at  4:45pm. Please arrive at 4:30pm.
     
    Saturday's bus will leave from the High School at  7:45am. Please arrive at 7:30am. Students should bring money or a bagged lunch, concert attire, and all musical supplies. There will be NO bus transportation back. The All County Concert will start at 4pm and all students must be picked up by a parent.     
      Tickets to the All-County Band festival are $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens and will be sold starting at 3pm in the lobby of the Senate Gymnasium.
    *In case of snow, either Festival will be held on March 27 and 28, 2020 at SUNY Ulster
     
  • Elementary All County Band

    Rehearsals

         Mr. Finch will be meeting with all selected 6th grade students every Monday, starting January 27th through March 9th at the Middle School. Please be prepared with the correct music, instruments and a pencil.

      For any questions please contact Mr. Finch: dfinch@newpaltz.k12.ny.us   or   256-4175 x69713

    Festival Information

    • The All County Band festival will take place at SUNY Ulster on March 8th and 9th. You MUST attend both days to participate at the concert on March 14th.
    • March 13th will be an evening rehearsal from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Bus transportation will be provided for students and will leave from the HIGH SCHOOL at 4:45pm, please arrive 10 minutes prior. There will be NO dinner break for this rehearsal, so please have eaten dinner early or bring a small snack.
    • March 14th will be an all day rehearsal with the concert starting at 4pm at SUNY Ulster. The bus will leave the HIGH SCHOOL at 7:45am, please arrive 10 minutes prior. Please bring all necessary music, instruments, music stand, dress clothes, and lunch/lunch money that day to SUNY Ulster. There will ONLY be a bus to SUNY Ulster that morning, leaving from the Middle School. Students MUST be picked up after the concert.

    Listen to the Band Songs

     

    UCMEA Star Spangled Banner

    Dark Ride

    Blazon!

    Honor March

    African Journey

  • Junior High All County Band

    Rehearsals

         Mrs. Nosovsky will be meeting with all selected 7th and 8th grade students every Thursday, starting January 17th until March 7th. We will rotate every other week with a full band rehearsal and individual part help. **Individual help time can be used to go to All-County Chorus rehearsal OR Musical rehearsal. Please be prepared with the correct music, instruments and a pencil.

    Festival Information

    •   The All-County Band festival will take place at SUNY Ulster on March 8th and 9th. You MUST attend both days to participate at the concert on March 14th.
    •   March 13th will be an evening rehearsal from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Bus transportation will be provided for students and will leave from the HIGH SCHOOL at 4:45pm, please arrive 10 minutes prior. There will be NO dinner break for this rehearsal, so please have eaten dinner early or bring a small snack.
    •   March 14th will be an all day rehearsal with the concert starting at 4pm at SUNY Ulster. The bus will leave the HIGH SCHOOL at 7:45am, please arrive 10 minutes prior. Please bring all necessary music, instruments, stand, dress clothes, and lunch/lunch money that day to SUNY Ulster. There will ONLY be a bus to SUNY Ulster that morning, leaving from the Middle School. Students MUST be picked up after the concert.

    Listen to the Band Songs

     

    UCMEA Star Spangled Banner

    From Gold

    Blue Ridge Reel

    Orion

    Lightning Field

    • All County Chorus is also another select honors ensemble opportunity for our music students. Mr. Halpern will hold in school auditions sometime in December/January. 6th gr students selected will practice after school at Lenape with Mrs. Faure on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 7th and 8th gr students selected will practice after school at the Middle School on Thursdays from 2:45 until 3:40.

                           

    For more information, please see Mr. Halpern's website.