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Upcoming Premiere at SEDBDA

 January 2018


    The end of this month one of Diane's concert band pieces, A Child's Storybook, will be premiered in North Carolina SEDBDA Event.  The piece was written in 2016 and a preliminary recording was made this past May by the Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. Fort Wayne  Wind Ensemble, Dr. Dan Tembras, Conductor.   Diane will be going to North Carolina to work with the honor band in a rehearsal and to be there for the premiere.  We are looking forward to the exposure and excited about the opportunity.

   The back story on this event took place in 2016.  While serving as interim band director at Bishop Dwenger H.S. in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Diane received an email from Eugene Cottrell, Director of Bands at Pinecrest High School in North Carolina.  He had found Rumor Mill (published through TRN Music Publisheron their state's MPA List and wanted her to come and talk to the students and rehearse them on the piece.  Unfortunately, with Diane's duties at Bishop Dwenger and the distance, the trip didn't work out. It was very disappointing, but we were happy that the band had enjoyed the piece so much and also that it had made a state Bandmasters required list.   But God had another chapter for this story, and when Mr. Cottrell heard the IPFW recording of the score, he had just been named the clinician for their honor band event this year. 

   We are very excited and will let our readers know how it all goes, with video and pictures, and lots of show and tell.   

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