Panther Marching Band Summer Newsletter Summer, 2015 Greetings from UNI! I hope that you are having a great summer and are finding time to relax and enjoy your time off from school. To our new members: Welcome to UNI and welcome to the PMB! We are very excited to have you in the Panther Marching Band next year. You will never have another experience in your life like your college marching band experience. I am joined by our staff, student leadership, and veteran members in welcoming you to our band program. It is our goal to help you to have an outstanding experience as a new member of our band! To our returning members: Welcome back! I am so excited to have you back in the band again this year. Our band is only as good as the quality of our veteran classes, and I am very excited about the quality of our returning members this year. All of you have made incredible contributions to the band, and your experience and talent will make the 2015 “Panther” Marching Band “second to none!” Preparations are under way for an outstanding 2015 marching season! The 2015 UNI home football schedule is outstanding. We have some exciting shows and music planned for this season and I think we are going to create some fantastic performances. Again this year we will prepare four different halftime shows and a pregame show. In addition to our home games, we will also perform in Ames at our game against the Iowa State. We are also working on some additional performances that are not set in stone at this writing. Please continue to check your email over the summer for additions to the performance calendar. For the second year, we will perform a live show on the Great Hall stage of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. When you return in August, you will be able to purchase our new CD, which is a Live recording of last year’s Live show. Congratulations to the 2014 band for making a great recording! The student Leadership Team is working very hard to make the 2015 season the best yet. I want to thank the leadership for their willingness to give of their time for the good of the UNI marching program. This newsletter contains important information about the 2015 season and pre-season training camp. Please take the time to read the entire letter so that you are prepared for the season and for our first meeting in August. We are looking forward to having you join us for an exciting season of music and drill! I hope you have a wonderful summer and I will see you in August. Sincerely, D r. G alyen 319-273-2173 [email protected] IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM SO THAT WE WILL BE READY FOR YOUR ARRIVAL IN AUGUST: http://www.uni.edu/music/marchingband/join/ PLEASE NOTE THAT MANY OF OUR PROCEDURES HAVE CHANGED FROM PREVIOUS SEASONS. VETERAN MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO READ CAREFULLY SO THAT YOU ARE WELL INFORMED FOR CAMP AND OUR SEASON PMB LEADERSHIP Director Dr. Daniel Galyen is the Director of the UNI Panther Marching Band. Dr. Galyen holds a B.A. in music education from Virginia Tech, a Masters degree in music education with a wind conducting emphasis from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in music education with a wind conducting concentration from the University of Florida. At UNI, Dr. Galyen directs the Panther Marching Band, conducts the Symphonic Band, and teaches courses in conducting and music education. Assistant Director Nicole Davis serves as the Band Director at Wapsie Valley Community Schools and also serves as Assistant Director of the Panther Marching Band. Nicole holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in music education from the University of Northern Iowa. She was a member of the Panther Marching Band and served as Alto Saxophone Section Leader, Drum Major, and Graduate Assistant. Colorguard Instructor Amy Hunzelman serves as the Director of Education and Special Programs at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). Amy holds a B.M. in Music Performance and B.A. in Communications from the University of Iowa, a masters degree in Philanthropic and Nonprofit Development from UNI, and has over ten years of colorguard coaching experience in the state of Iowa and Illinois. Amy also performed with Brass Theatre, (now the broadway hit Blast!) in the mid ‘90’s traveling the U.S. with the Canadian Brass. Drumline Instructor Barry Dvorak is a native of Cresco, Iowa. He studied percussion at UNI and served as the Percussion Coordinator for the Cedar Falls Public Schools from 1989-2011. He has performed with the WCF Symphony Orchestra and the Wartburg Community Symphony. Barry also serves as the instructor of the UNI Winter Drumline. Graduate Assistants Craig Goettle is from Kenmare, North Dakota and graduated from the University of Saint Mary in North Dakota with a BS in music education and a BA in trombone performance. This will be Craig’s second year as a graduate student in music at UNI, and his first year as a GA with the Panther Marching Band. Lucas Peterson is a native of Audubon, Iowa and earned his undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Iowa in 2011. He was the band director at Woodbury Central High School for four years before starting his master’s degree in music at UNI in 2015. Kamarie Schmidt earned her music education degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 2014. While at UNI she will pursue a Master of Music degree in Music Education. This will be Kamarie’s second year as a Graduate Assistant for the PMB. 2015 Student Staff The following Panther Marching Band members have been selected to serve as Staff for the 2015 season. Congratulations to the following staff members: Staff Managers: Lauren Donoho and Emma Thompson Field Coordinators: Alaura Bingham, Taylor Petersen, Ethan Seidenkranz, Amanda Worsfold Equipment Managers: Paul Filippelli, Christa McCall, Ethan Seidenkranz, Christine Efferding Michael Beaumont Uniform Managers: Jayda Reams, Jenn Michel, Michelle Cunningham, Katie Sandman Morgan McDowell Special Projects: Justin Niday, Darien Gordon, Alanna Verner, Anna Baughman Ann Strom, Katie Mons, Joel Wauters 2015 Drum Majors Sierra Ackman, Sarah Baker, Claire Conrad, and Julie Kirkpatrick have been selected to serve as Drum Majors for the 2015 season. We wish them well for a super season! 2015 Feature Twirler We are excited to announce that Savannah Necker from Dewitt, Iowa has been named as our new Feature Twirler. Savannah has twirled with the Central Dewitt High School Marching Band and the TNT Dynamite Competitive Twirling Team, and has served as an instructor at Rhythm Avenue Performance Academy. 2015 Section Leaders The following Panther Marching Band members have been selected to serve as Section Leaders based on their high standard of musicianship and dedication. The Section Leaders are charged with the task of leading the section and preparing music and marching for performance during sectional rehearsals. Flute Elise Jacobson (music) Sammy Peak, Kelsey Pettijohn, Anna Putnam (marching) Trombone Sam Ogilvie (music), David Herzog, Keaton Hull (marching) Clarinet Lauren Donoho, Kelsey Umthun (music) Kacey Anderson, Page Flynn, Jessica McAdams (marching) Baritone/Tenor Sax Shelby Siemers (music) Anna Cavin (marching) Saxophone Mallory Vallentine (music) Tia Heien, Nicole Norman, Joshua Hawkins (marching) Tuba Nathan Jones (music) Emily Routier (marching) Mellophone Amy Gissel (music) Adam Peters (marching) Percussion Katie Hammond, Erin Norton (captain) Paige McGrath (front line) Trumpet Jessy Batholomew, Rachel Bearinger (music) Kayla Ohrt, Micayla Dawson, Andrew Turpen Colorguard Emily Doxsie, Lauren Turbett, Amanda Worsfold PRE-SEASON BAND REHEARSAL INFORMATION Pre-Season band rehearsals (Band Camp) will be held on the following dates: Drumline and Colorguard: August 15-21 Winds (Woodwinds and Brass): August 17-21 Registration – General Information All students should report to the lobby of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center for marching band registration according to the schedule below: Drumline and Colorguard: 10:00am on Saturday, August 15 New Wind Players: 8:00-10:00am on Monday, August 17 Returning Wind Players: 10:00am-11:30am on Monday, August 17 Please do not report to your residence hall until you have checked in with us at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center lobby. If you are uncertain of your dorm assignment, call the Department of Residence at 319-273-2333. Note: Since band members are moving into their permanent dorm rooms at the beginning of camp, we cannot provide dorm accommodations for off-campus marching band members. Early Move-In: There is NO HOUSING COST to students who are living in the dorms. In the past, some students who have a lengthy drive to campus have asked to move in the day before their assigned move in date. There is a fee to move in one day early. The band staff is not involved in these arrangements. To set this up, please complete the early arrival form at http://www.uni.edu/dor/earlyarrival.htm Meals: All students (on and off-campus) will receive meals in the Piazza dining hall during the preseason camp. These meals are provided at no cost to the student. Winds will receive meals starting with dinner on August 17. Drumline and Guard will receive meals starting with dinner on August 15. At the end of camp, dorm residents should refer to mailings from the residence hall staff concerning future meals. Monday Lunch: Lunch for Winds is not provided on Monday, August 17. Often, students will eat lunch at a nearby restaurant with their family members, since lunch is immediately after move-in. However, some parents and family members cannot stay through lunch. For this reason, all new students are invited to eat lunch with veteran PMB members. At 11:00am, new students may meet in the lobby of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center for “Lunch with the PMB”. Members of our band service co-ed sorority, Tau Beta Sigma, will join new members for lunch at a nearby restaurant. This lunch is not included, so please bring cash. This event is optional. COLORGUARD: Colorguard students should report to the Lobby of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center for registration between 10:00am-10:30am on Saturday, August 15 (a schedule appears below). After lunch, you will be allowed to move your belongings into the residence halls. The colorguard begins rehearsals at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, August 15. Please meet in the GBPAC lobby at this time. Meals for colorguard will be provided during camp starting with dinner on Saturday, August 15. The complete colorguard schedule for Saturday, August 15, 2015: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Check in, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center Lobby 10:30 AM – 1:45 PM Move into Residence Halls and lunch on your own 2:00 PM – 5:15 PM Guard Rehearsal (West Gym) 5:15-6:15 PM Dinner (Provided, on campus) 6:15-9:00PM Guard Rehearsal (West Gym) A reminder that colorguard students must audition over the summer to be accepted into the guard. If you have not yet auditioned, please visit the website below for audition information: http://www.uni.edu/music/marchingband/colorguard/index.html DRUMLINE Drumline/Frontline students should report to the Lobby of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center for registration between 10:30am-11:00am on Saturday, August 15 (a schedule appears below). After lunch, you will be allowed to move your belongings into the residence halls. The drumline begins rehearsals at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, August 15. Please meet in the GBPAC Davis Hall at this time. Meals for drumline will be provided during camp starting with dinner on Saturday, August 15. The complete drumline schedule for Saturday, August 15 is as follows: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Check in, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center Lobby 10:30 AM – 1:45 PM Move into Residence Halls and lunch on your own 2:00 PM – 5:15 PM Rehearsal (GBPAC Davis) 5:15-6:15 PM Dinner (Provided, on campus) 6:15-9:00PM Rehearsal (GBPAC Davis) Drumline (including frontline/pit) students must audition for a position on the line over the summer, preference is given to auditions received prior to July 13, 2015. If you have not yet auditioned, please visit the website below for audition information: http://www.uni.edu/music/marchingband/drumline/index.html WIND PLAYERS: On Monday, August 17, new members will register between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m., and veteran members will register between 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – both at the lobby of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. You will register for marching band, be issued music, T-shirt, shorts, baseball hat, and instrument if you requested one (see additional information under Instruments below). After you have completed your registration, new members are free to move into residence halls until 12:30 p.m., and vets are free until 3:00 p.m. At 12:30 p.m. new members will have a short meeting in the Dome, followed by our first marching rehearsal at 1:00 p.m. (also in the Dome). At 3:00 p.m., vets will meet in the GBPAC Great Hall. Please refer to the following schedule for Monday, August 17: WINDS SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 17: New Winds 8:00 am - 10:00 am 8:15am - 12:30pm 11:00am - 12:30 pm 12:30pm - 1:00 pm 1:00pm - 2:30 pm 2:30pm - 3:30 pm 3:30pm - 5:15 pm 5:15pm - 6:30 pm 6:30pm - 9:30 pm 9:45 pm - New Wind Players Registration [GBPAC lobby] Immediately after Registering in GBPAC lobby, move-in to residence halls (lunch on your own during this time) Optional: New Winds meet in GBPAC lobby at 11:00am for lunch with Veteran PMB members New Member Orientation Meeting [UNI-Dome] Guard/New Member Winds Marching Instruction [UNI-Dome] New Member Break Music Rehearsal [Winds in GBPAC; Guard in West Gym; Perc in Davis] Dinner at Piazza Marching Instruction – all members [UNI-Dome] S’mores Social [outside of Shull Hall] Returning Winds 10:00am - 11:30 am 10:15am - 3:30pm 3:00pm - 3:30 pm 3:30pm - 5:15 pm 5:15pm - 6:30 pm 6:30pm - 9:30 pm 9:45 pm - Returning Wind Players Registration [GBPAC lobby] Immediately after Registering in GBPAC lobby, move-in to residence halls (lunch on your own during this time) Veteran Orientation [GBPAC Great Hall] Music Rehearsal [Winds in GBPAC; Guard/West Gym; Perc/Davis] Dinner at Piazza Marching Instruction – all members [UNI-Dome] S’mores Social [outside of Shull Hall] TYPICAL BAND CAMP WEEK SCHEDULE (Starting on Tuesday): The preseason camp daily schedule will follow an 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. schedule, except on Monday when camp starts. Below is a typical schedule, although an exact schedule with some variations to this will be given to you on arrival at camp. 8:15 am - 10:15 am 10:15 am - 10:30 am 10:30 am - 11:30 am 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 3:00 pm - 3:45pm 3:45pm - 4:00pm 4:00 pm - 5:15pm 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 9:45pm Rehearsal Break Rehearsal Lunch Rehearsal Break Rehearsal Break Rehearsal Dinner Rehearsal Planned Social Activity (Optional) Note: SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 will be used for student uniform check out. Please be available Saturday afternoon between 1:00pm-4:00pm to get your uniform at Russell Hall. MUSIC MAJOR ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS Those students who are scheduled to audition for Wind Symphony/Orchestra/Symphonic Band on Friday, August 21 will be excused at least one hour prior to the audition to prepare. In many cases, you may be granted additional time depending on the schedule. At check in, you will have an opportunity to indicate that you are auditioning so that we are aware you will be leaving rehearsal early. INSTRUMENTS If you requested a university instrument on the registration form, your instrument will be ready for you on Monday, August 17. You will be asked to sign a form assuming responsibility for this instrument, its care, normal use, and proper return. The instrument rental fee per semester is approximately$40.00. This price is determine by the School of Music and applies to all instruments and all ensembles. The price may change slightly over the summer depending on School of Music policy changes. This fee will be added to your U-bill. You need to provide your own reeds, ligature, oil, lyre, flip folder, etc. ITEMS STUDENTS MUST PURCHASE FOR PARTICIPATION IN PMB There are several items that students must purchase to participate in PMB. Some items you must order over the summer on your own and bring to camp with you in August. These include flip folders, marching shoes, and gloves. Other items will be purchased through our website when you register, and include your PMB T-shirt, shorts, and baseball hat, which we will have ready for you when you check in for band camp. Please see the checklist below to make sure you have purchased all required items prior to arrival. I. ITEMS YOU MUST PURCHASE INDEPENDENTLY AND BRING WITH YOU TO CAMP: (please also see “Where to Purchase” below) WINDS 1. FLIP FOLDERS Wind players should have a lyre and flip folder with approximately 20-30 pages and a lyre. Please have these items with you when you come to camp. 2. WHITE MARCHING SHOES Wind students are expected to provide their own white marching shoes. Acceptable brands of marching shoe are: Drillmasters, Style Plus, Speedster, Bando, Directors Showcase, or Dinkles. The shoes MUST be white and have a WHITE OUTSOLE (the part that contacts the ground must also be white). See below about where to order. 3. WHITE GLOVES Wind players are expected to provide their own white gloves. We recommend that you have at least two pair. Any all-white marching glove listed at the websites below is acceptable. PERCUSSION (Percussionists do not wear gloves) 1. THREE-RING BINDER All percussionists should have a three ring binder of an appropriate size to hold 50 or more pages of music. We also recommend that you provide plastic sleeves for you to insert your music in the binder in order to avoid tearing. 2. WHITE MARCHING SHOES Percussion students are expected to provide their own white marching shoes. Acceptable brands of marching shoe are: Drillmasters, Style Plus, Speedster, Bando, Directors Showcase, or Dinkles. The shoes MUST be white and have a WHITE OUTSOLE (the part that contacts the ground must also be white). See below about where to order. GUARD 1. 6 FOOT SILVER ALUMINUM FLAG POLE Recommended link: http://www.bandshoppe.com/catalog/productDetail.do?p=Aluminum_Flag_Poles 2. PRACTICE SILK, SIZE 36x54, TEAL COLOR Recommended link: http://www.bandshoppe.com/catalog/productDetail.do?p=In_Stock_Rectangle_Poly_China_Silk _Budget_Flags 3. PERFORMANCE SHOES All guard students will need Black Kulerswift guard shoes (see link below) http://www.bandshoppe.com/catalog/productDetail.do?p=Style_Plus_Kulerswift_Gaurd_Shoes 4. PERFORMANCE GLOVES The colorguard performs with Nude Fingerless Guard Gloves (see link below) http://www.bandshoppe.com/catalog/productDetail.do?p=Fingerless_Guard_Gloves WHERE TO PURCHASE: Any of the following companies would be acceptable vendors for purchase of shoes, gloves, and flip folders: Band Shoppe http://bandshoppe.com Bandmans www.bandmans.com American Band www.americanband.com Style Plus www.styleplusband.com Smith-Walbrige www.swbandproducts.com ITEMS YOU WILL PURCHASE DURING ONLINE REGISTRATION During online registration students are prompted to purchase the package of items appropriate for their year/instrument. Packages are: New Wind Member (55.00) includes PMB shirt, shorts, baseball hat, and band fees Returning Wind Member (40.00) includes PMB shorts ad band fees New Percussionist (95.00) includes PMB shirt, shorts, baseball hat, all sticks/mallets/heads, band fees Returning Percussionist (80.00) includes PMB shorts, all sticks/mallets/heads, and band fees Colorguard (New and Returning Members) (65.00) includes PMB shorts (required), equipment, fees Shirt/Shorts/Baseball Hat will be worn at all performances. During online registration, you will need to pay for the above package with a credit or debit card. Please make sure you have completed the online registration before July 31, 2015: http://www.uni.edu/music/marchingband/join.html UNIFORMS Uniforms will be issued during preseason camp. Please refer to the band handbook given at camp for detailed responsibilities regarding the uniform. ACCESSORIES When you arrive for registration, you will have the option to purchase the 2014 PMB CD ($10.00). The CD is optional. The only method of payment we may accept is check or cash. SOCIAL EVENTS As you may already know the UNI Band likes to have fun!! During preseason camp several social events have been organized for your enjoyment. We encourage you to attend them all! REHEARSAL DRESS CODE Be sure to bring comfortable clothes for marching. Shoes should be well broken in and comfortable. No sandals, flip-flops, or open toe shoes are allowed. Students should bring sunscreen and sunglasses for occasional outdoor rehearsals. Clothing with inappropriate language or suggestive content is prohibited. Clothing should cover the body in a way appropriate for school. REMEMBER Please check your fall schedule to be sure that you are enrolled in Marching Band. Freshman/Sophomore course number: MUS ENS 1180 Junior/Senior course number: MUS ENS 3180 Graduate student course number: MUS ENS 5180 WORK STUDY If you are eligible and have received an award letter for “Work Study”, there are work opportunities available as a member of the support staff in the School of Music. Contact Tammy Hook in the music office located at 115 Russell Hall; phone 319-273-2024 or [email protected] NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION/UNI NOW All new students will be able to participate in both Panther Marching Band and UNI Now New Student Orientation. The Panther Marching Band and UNI Now have collaborated to create a customized experience that allows students to participate in certain activities of both programs. Students will be excused from rehearsal to attend certain UNI Now events on Thursday, which will be outlined in your camp schedule on your arrival at camp. Certain UNI Now programs offered on Friday will be offered for PMB students on Saturday so that students can attend camp. A complete schedule will be provided for you when you arrive at camp on August 17. LOFTS Previously we offered extended breaks on Thursday so that students could pick up lofts. Lofts are now standard in all residence halls and will be in place when you arrive, so the worry of picking up and assembling lofts has now been alleviated. WORKING ON CAMPUS Training sessions for students who work on campus (dining halls, etc.) often conflict with band camp rehearsals. Campus employers will hold a separate training session for marching band students that does not conflict with rehearsal. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTACT YOUR EMPLOYER TO ARRANGE YOUR TRAINING SESSION. Students are not excused from band to attend these training sessions. IMPORTANT NOTICE: The band pays the costs associated with room and board for band students during the week of band camp. This is done with the understanding that you will function as a full member of the band during the 2015 season. If you arrive at camp and then decide to not continue with band, it is possible that you may be charged for your meals and your stay in the residence hall. In addition, it may not be possible for us to issue refunds for materials you have purchased (band T-shirt, baseball hat, shorts). INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL Our Performance in the 2015 London New Year’s Day Parade was a tremendous success! With great certainty we can now tell you that the Panther Marching Band WILL travel again in 2015/16 or 2016/17. An announcement will be made in the next year about our travel location. This statement is included here to encourage you to start saving now so that you can afford to travel with the PMB when the time comes!! REHEARSALS Once the semester starts, we will follow the following Class/Rehearsal Schedule: Monday 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Friday 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Rehearsal Location: UNI Dome CONTACTS If your questions were not answered in this newsletter or for further assistance, please contact: Danny Galyen, Director Susan Grover, Secretary Nicole Davis, Assistant Director Amy Hunzelman, Guard Instructor Barry Dvorak, Drumline Instructor [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] 319-273-2173 319-273-2025 319-273-3679 2015 BAND CAMP AND PERFORMANCE CALENDAR: Please mark your calendars with these dates! Date Event Time July 11, 2015 Leadership Retreat TBA July 31, 2015 Marching Band Online Registration Due August 15-16, 2015 Preseason Leadership Weekend August 15-21, 2015 Preseason Band Camp for Drumline and Colorguard August 17-21, 2015 Preseason Band Camp for Woodwinds and Brass September 5, 2015 UNI at Iowa State TBA September 12, 2015 Eastern Washington at UNI TBA October 17, 2015 Western Illinois at UNI (Homecoming) TBA October 31, 2015 South Dakota at UNI TBA November 7, 2015 Indiana State at UNI (Band Day, Family Weekend) TBA November 8, 2015 Band Banquet 6pm November 9, 2015 PMB LIVE SHOW (at GBPAC Great Hall) 7:30pm November 21, 2015 Southern Illinois at UNI TBA November 27 or 28, 2015 Possible Playoff Game (Volunteer Band) TBA December 4 or 5, 2015 Possible Playoff Game (Full Band) TBA December 11 or 12, 2015 Possible Playoff Game (Full Band) TBA December 18 or 19, 2015 Possible Playoff Game (Full Band) TBA January 10, 2015 Possible National Championship Game (Frisco, Texas, Full Band) TBA Please refer to the calendar on our website for game times. Game times are usually announced over the summer and will be placed on our site as soon as announced: http://www.uni.edu/music/marchingband/calendar.html GO PANTHERS!!! GET READY FOR AN EXCITING FALL!