UCLA Wind Ensemble Invitational

The UCLA Wind Ensemble Invitational is this Friday, February 23rd! Band students, please pay special attention to the information provided below! I have attached a campus map and schedule available for download. All are welcome to come see us perform at Royce Hall! Admission is free but parking is not.What students need to bring:

  1. Sack Lunch & Water: Once we arrive we will be busy until 2:40pm making it impossible for students to purchase lunch on campus. I recommend students eat on the bus or once we arrive at Schoenberg Hall
  2. Money for Dinner: There will be a dinner break scheduled at 6:45pm when students may purchase food before the UCLA Wind Ensemble performance at 8pm.
  3. Warm Clothes: It will be chilly so bring warm, comfortable clothing. Come to school wearing your concert attire. You might want to wear your concert clothes for the entire day, but it’s not required. Students may change after the clinic in a Schoenberg Hall restroom. I strongly recommend bringing a backpack to carry your extra clothes.
  4. Concert Dress:
    • Boys: Long sleeve white button-down dress shirt, black slacks, black dress shoes, black jacket (optional) & socks, long black tie
    • Girls: Long black dress (no spaghetti straps or strapless), or black dress pants/skirt (below knees) with a white or black blouse/top
  5. Instrument & Music: We will not be renting a truck! We have enlisted parents to drive their personal vehicles to UCLA. Only the following instruments will be transported by car; all others will go on the bus! There should be plenty of room on the bus as well as cargo space underneath the bus.
    • Concert Tubas
    • Bari-sax
    • Baritones
    • Percussion

Parents Driving & Transporting instruments: If you signed up to transport instruments, please meet us at the Colfax gate at 10:00am. Buses will depart at 10:30/10:40am. Try and follow the buses into the bus pick up/drop off zone where we will unload instruments. Once students have instruments, please park in the P5 parking structure. Please purchase a parking permit for $12 keep your receipt and turninton to me to be reimbursed. Once parked, come find us in Schoenberg hall either in the warm up room or in the Choir room (our homeroom). At 2:40, our clinic will be over and it would be ideal to load up instruments back into your car. Simply Escort students to the parking structure rather than moving your car. Be sure to get my cell number before leaving.

Homeroom/Choir room: We will have a designed homeroom for students to store instruments and personal belongings. We will share the choir room with four other bands.  I recommend bringing a backpack and plan on carrying your personal items with you for the day.

Zoo Students If you are in the Zoo Magnet please take the nutrition bus back to the NHHS campus and prepare for departure.

Parent Chaperones: Be ready to join us on campus at 10:15am! We plan on departing at 10:30 sharp! Attendance is free for anyone who wants to attend the performance.

10:15 – Meet in the Music Room
10:45 – Depart NHHS
11:30 – Arrive at UCLA & Unload
12:41 – Warm up in Schoenberg Hall – Music Building
1:33 – Perform at Royce Hall
2:10 – Clinic in Royce Hall Rehearsal Room (Down stairs)
2:40 – Lock up large Instruments in parent vehicles & all else in Choir room (homeroom)3:00 –  3:40 Activities – Choose from one of the following options:
Students music stay in Groups of 5
  • Campus Tour (Begins in Royce Hall Lobby)
  • UCLA Saxophone Quintet in Ostin Rehearsal room (Schoenberg)
  • Trumpet Masterclass/Techniques in Popper Theater (Schoenberg)
  • Food Court / Free time in Ackerman Union
  • Watch performances in Royce Hall
4:00 – 4:30 Activities
  • Percussion Quartet Rehearsal in Percussion Studio (Basement of Schoenberg)
  • UCLA Saxophone Quintet in Ostin Rehearsal room (Schoenberg)
  • Food Court / Free time in Ackerman Union
  • Watch performances in Royce Hall
4:38 – Watch Henry Gunn HS WE in Royce Hall Attendance is Mandatory
6:15 – Peer Discussion with Gunn HS WE Attendance is Mandatory
6:45 – Dinner Break in Ackerman Union – Bring $
8:00 – Watch UCLA Wind Ensemble in Royce Hall Attendance is Mandatory
9:00 – Bus Departs from UCLA • Go to Bus pick location on Sunset Blvd. SEE MAP!
9:45 – Return to NHHS
10:00 – Estimated dismissal time

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  • Feb. 23 (Friday)   UCLA Wind Ensemble Invitation
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  • March 7 (Wednesday)  SCSBOA Orchestra Festival at Baldwin Park H.S.
  • March 8 (Thursday) Symphonic Band & Orchestra Concert
  • March 9 (Friday) Field Trip to see the LA Philharmonic
  • March 10 (Saturday) DAC Drumline Competition featuring student solo’s!
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