This past weekend our own Dr. Duane Warfield, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Shorter University, was invited to conduct the Symphonic Band for Bandtastic 2018.
Bandtastic is an honor band hosted by the Joyful Noise Band in Marietta, GA. Students hailed from Athens Area Home School Band, Christian Fine Arts of Forsyth, Joyful Noise, Joyful Noise-Rome, North Georgia Home School Band and Chorus, and Summit Academy. Thirty-seven students participated in the Symphonic Band, and the Concert Band, direct by Mr. Justin Burke, band director at Sonoraville High School, boasted 29 students.
The honor band was held at Sandy Plains Baptist Church in Marietta, GA. The day commenced Saturday at 9:00am. Dr. Warfiield joined other musicians and band directors in working with the students throughout the day to prepare for the final concert that was held at 3:00pm at Sandy Plains Baptist Church.
The Symphonic Band performed:
City of Glass and Steel – David Bobrowitz
Nettleton – Arr. Johnnie Vinson
Blue Ridge Reel – Brian Balmages
Rough-Riders – Karl King Arr. James Swearingen