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Attention, Maryland community concert band musicians!

Columbia Bands, Inc. is proud to announce the formation of the first Maryland All State Community Band. This celebration of music will take place on July 20th and 21st, 2013 and will feature talented community band musicians throughout Maryland under the direction of Dr. Harlan Parker from the Peabody Conservatory. All musicians that are currently active in a community concert band in Maryland and have attained the age of 21 by July 20, 2013 are invited to audition. The MASC Band will rehearse on Saturday and Sunday morning and perform on Sunday afternoon.

The rehearsals and concert will be held at River Hill High School in Clarksville, Maryland. The concert will be free and open to the public. A non-refundable audition fee of $15 will cover an anonymous, professional adjudication. A participation fee of $85 for those who are selected will cover the costs of the conductor, meals, music and a CD recording of the performance. Lodging (if required) will not be provided, although we are happy to share information on local options.

For more specific audition instructions and repertoire, see our Audition Instructions / Repertoire List. Also check our Schedule for rehearsal and performance times for the weekend. Still have questions? Read our Q&A list.

If you plan to submit an audition, please send your name, instrument, and current community band to MASCBinfo@columbiabands.org by April 5, 2013. This information will only be used for interest level and instrumentation planning purposes and will not have any impact on auditions.

When you are ready to submit your audition materials (by April 20, 2013), please download the Application Form to your computer, fill it in and save it, then send it to MASCBauditions@columbiabands.org.

Thanks for your interest in the Maryland All State Community Band. Help us spread the word and please join us in making this inaugural event an exceptional musical experience for both musicians and audience alike!


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