2017-18 NBDA Junior High School Clinic & Concert

2017-18 NBDA Junior High School Clinic & Concert
Fri-Sat, Feb 23-24, 2018
Union H.S. & Union Performing Arts Center (UPAC)
6636 S. Mingo Rd. Tulsa, OK 74133

Seating/Registration – 10:00-10:30
1st Rehearsal – 10:30-12:30
Lunch – 12:30-2:00
2nd Rehearsal – 2:00-5:00

3rd Rehearsal – 9:00-12:00
Director’s Meeting – 9:30
Lunch – 12:00
Warm-Up – 1:30-2:00
Concerts- 2:00 / 2:30 / 3:00

Please remind your students to bring pencils to all rehearsals.

Music stands will be provided; no need to bring folding stands. 

The team at Union is excited to host you and your students at the Junior High clinic and concerts this year.

Upon arrival at Union High School, directors should lead their drivers to the bus loop on the southeast side of the building. Buses can drop students off under the large UNION HIGH SCHOOL sign. Buses will then head south out of the bus loop and park in the lot southwest of the UMAC arena (just north of Sam’s Club). Personal vehicles should be parked in the south parking lot or in the northeast Visitors Lot (facing the Union Collegiate Academy). For the Saturday concerts, parents & spectators will park in the Union High South Main Lot and enter the “South PAC / Gym” doors. Red campus signs will direct campus visitors to this location; please pass along word to the parents of participating students that GPS/Google/Waze mapping is not likely to lead them to this parking lot, so they will need to follow campus signage.   ***Please note that vehicles of any type may NOT be parked in the bus loop at any time.*** 

Under the UNION HIGH SCHOOL sign is a set of glass doors that students and directors may enter. Once you have entered the building, take an immediate left to find the clinic rehearsal rooms.

Students should plan to keep instrument cases at their chairs or at the back of the rehearsal room, avoiding case storage in the hallways. Students will case their instruments at the end of each rehearsal as there may be some rotating of the rehearsal spaces.

All large percussion instruments will be provided (anything on wheels). All other percussion instruments, accessories, hardware, cases, etc. should be brought to the clinic/concert by the honor band percussionists, and each participating school should LABEL its own assets.

For lunch there are several options; Woodland Hills Mall has a large food court . There are also several other local restaurant choices, but Woodland Hills is probably the most convenient choice. Buses should plan to pick up students in the same location that they dropped off.

The director’s hospitality room will have refreshments courtesy of the Union Band Parents Club on Friday (all day except lunch) and Saturday (breakfast and for about half an hour following lunch).

Please let any Union Bands faculty member know if you have any questions.

A. Absence from a full morning, afternoon, or evening rehearsal session will result in the automatic termination of the participant.
B. The band chairman will deal with any absence or substantial tardiness after consultation with the clinician and the student’s band director. The chairman’s decision will be final.
C. The band chairman will also have the authority and responsibility to lower chair positions and/or remove the student from the band if his/her conduct in any way become a problem. The chairman is expected to support the clinician in matters concerning conduct.
D. If a student is not able to attend the clinic or concert, please have your director contact the district president so an alternate can be contacted. In addition, please send your folder with your director to the clinic for the other players to use.