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John Philip Sousa National High School Honor Band 2022

Festival Dates and Deadlines

Sunday, June 26th (Day 1) 

9:00am - First Shuttle to Festival leaves from Logan International Airport

10:00am-1:00pm - Registration at The Bromfield School (Harvard, MA) 

12:00pm - Final Shuttle from Airport 

1:00-1:30 pm - Opening Meeting (Bromfield Auditorium) 

1:30-2:00pm - Light snack/lunch provided

2:00-5:30pm - First Rehearsal (Auditorium)

5:30-6:30pm - Dinner (Bromfield Cafeteria)

6:30-9:30pm - Evening Rehearsal

9:30-10:00pm - Shuttle to Hotel 

10:30pm - Curfew/Room Checks 

 

Monday, June 27th (Day 2) 

6:45am - Wake-up Call 

7:15-7:30am - Shuttle to Bromfield

7:30-8:15am - Breakfast

8:30am-11:30am - Morning Rehearsal

11:30-12:30pm – Lunch 

12:30-2:30pm - Afternoon Rehearsal # 1

2:30-3:00pm -Break/Snack

3:00-4:30pm – Afternoon Rehearsal #2

4:30-5:30pm - Dinner

5:30-6:30pm – Travel to Gardner, MA

7:00-8:30pm – Concert, Monument Park

8:30–9:30pm – Shuttle to Hotel

10:30pm - Curfew/Room Checks

Tuesday, June 28th (Day 3) 

6:45am - Wake-up Call 

7:15-7:30am - Shuttle to Bromfield

7:30-8:15am - Breakfast

8:30am-11:30am - Morning Rehearsal

11:30-12:30pm – Lunch 

12:30-2:30pm - Afternoon Rehearsal

2:45pm-4:00pm – Travel to Athol, MA 

4:10-4:30pm - Soundcheck

5:00-6:30 pm – Concert, Athol Town Hall

6:30-7:30pm – Travel to Hotel

7:30-8:00pm – Get Ready for Banquet

8:00–10:30pm - Banquet and Awards

10:30pm - Curfew/Room Checks

Wednesday, June 29th (Day 4) CONCERT DAY

6:45am - Wake-up Call 

7:15-7:30am - Shuttle to Bromfield

7:30-8:15am - Breakfast

8:30am-11:30am - Morning Rehearsal

11:30-12:30pm – Lunch 

12:30-1:30pm – Pack up to get instruments, ready for concert 

1:30-3:00pm – Travel to Mechanics Hall.

3:00-5:00pm – Dress Rehearsal

5:00–6:00pm – Dinner (in Washburn Hall) 

6:00-6:45pm - Downtime to change

7:00-9:00pm – Concert at Mechanics Hall 

9:00-9:15pm - Reload Equipment

9:15-10:00pm - Travel to Hotel

10:30pm - Curfew/Room Checks

 

Thursday, June 30th (Last Day) 

6:45am - Wake-up Call 

7:30-8:30am - Breakfast at Hotel

8:30-9:30am - Room checkout/shuttles to Logan International Airport 

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Michael J. Colburn, Guest Conductor

Michael Colburn joined the faculty of Butler University as Director of Bands in August, 2014. In addition to conducting the Butler University Wind Ensemble, he offers instruction in conducting, euphonium, and the history and literature of the wind band. Before coming to Butler, Colburn served for 27 years in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, where he held a variety of positions including Principal Euphonium (1991-1996), Assistant Director (1996-2004), and Director (2004-2014). As Director, Colburn was music advisor to White House and regularly conducted the Marine Band and Chamber Orchestra at the Executive Mansion and at Presidential Inaugurations. He was promoted to Colonel by President George W. Bush in a private Oval Office ceremony in 2007, and in 2014 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal by Gen James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, and the Medal of Honor by the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic Board of Directors.

 

Colburn is an active guest conductor and clinician. He regularly conducts bands at numerous state and regional festivals and has guest conducted several professional and university bands and wind ensembles. Committed to the commissioning of new music, Colburn serves as the Co-Chair of the Sousa-ABA-Ostwald Award, a prize sponsored by the American Bandmasters Association in order to promote new works for wind band. He has served as an adjudicator for the Sudler Award, the Barlow Endowment, Music for All, and the Col. George S. Howard award for excellence in military bands. Colburn is a member of Washington D.C.’s prestigious Gridiron and Alfalfa Clubs, the American Bandmasters Association, and a board member of the John PhilipSousa Foundation.

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