Band Festival at the Kalahari
11th Annual Band Festival REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Here We Go!
The 11th Annual Band Festival at the Kalahari is right around the corner! I am very excited about this year’s festival! For those who have been with us for awhile, we have made a few changes to the registration process so please read this information very carefully. This letter will hopefully answer most of your questions. If not, please contact me anytime.
Monday, April 16 - Fill out the Red Google Form* (Roster, Photo, Score) https://goo.gl/forms/p5zoNhpFF4X0Dlwn2
Thursday, April 19 - Fill out the Blue Google Form* (Shirts, Pizza, Activity Choice) https://goo.gl/forms/CyoXENa1jnGG5sG73
Friday, May 4 - Payment needs to be postmarked
Wed-Fri, May 23-25, 2018 – 11th Annual Band Festival at the Kalahari!!
*Why Two Google Forms (Red and Blue)?? Having two forms allows you to send in your roster, photos, and score information in advance. Typically, you have all of this information ready before you receive your student’s activity choice, etc. You don’t have to wait until April 16 to get the Red Google Form in. Getting this done in advance will make completing the Blue Form that much easier.
Student/Equipment Drop Off
Band Festival Schedule
Please follow the schedule listed for your ensemble exactly. With so many bands participating over three days it is imperative that we stay on schedule and do not alter the plans. For example, eating pizza at a time not designated for your group will cause crowding and longer lines for food. If you feel it necessary to change the schedule please contact me in advance!Schedule: https://goo.gl/OXi5NP
Performance & Clinic Rooms
Percussion Clinic Room (Wed Groups Only)
Literature & WSMA
Thur & Fri Groups – As stated before, please plan to perform up to two selections. You performance/clinic window is 40 minutes. The RED online registration form will ask you to identify and upload PDFs of the selections you plan to perform. You will not need to mail paper scores this year. Before you upload you PDFs, please number all the measures so the clinicians can make quick notes on the performance. This festival does meet the requirements as a “clinic festival” for the WSMA. Remember to fill out necessary forms and send payment directly to WSMA.
Live Streaming Broadcast on YouTube
Clinician Comment Forms & Recordings
Momento and Photo
Band Festival Programs
Submitting Your Group's Photo
Submitting Your Group's Roster
Band Festival Tshirts
Official Band Festival at the Kalahari Tshirts will be sold only in advance again this year:
“Performance” fabric again this year (5.0 oz., 100% polyester with cotton feel, Aqua FX™ moisture wicking properties, Freshcare™ anti-microbial properties)
All shirts come in Youth Sizes M, L, XL and Adult Sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL.
The shirt says [FRONT] “11th Annual Band Festival at the Kalahari” and [BACK] “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” - Victor Hugo as well as the name of all of the participating groups.
Each shirt is only $11.00. Shirts size 2XL or larger will need to add $3 more per shirt. Your ordered shirts will be given to you when you arrive at the festival. You will place your tshirt order when you do the rest of your online registration. The order form below has been developed for your use with your students. Feel free to use this if you wish.
Groups purchasing 30 or more shirts will receive their shirts in a laundry bag with the Kalahari Band Festival Logo printed on it!
Like last year – Students/Chaperones/Directors paying the $29 will have a choice when registering of a waterpark wristband or an indoor theme park pass* (groups staying overnight see below). You do not need a pass to enter the indoor theme park, however you do need a wristband to enter the waterpark. So students electing to get the waterpark wristband can still do indoor theme park activities; however they will need to pay for each activity (see the Kalahari Website for individual indoor theme park activity prices). Each participating school will receive two free* “observer” waterpark wristbands allowing two chaperones/ directors to enter the waterpark for free if they remain in street clothes. Again this year is the option to purchase more “observer” waterpark passes for $10 each. However, you can purchase these for the same price at the waterpark desk on the day of the festival. I would recommend not pre ordering extra observer bands as they are not refundable or eligible for a voucher.
There is no cost for directors and chaperones to observe students in the indoor theme park. The price for chaperones/directors who would like to swim or receive an indoor theme park unlimited ride wristband is $29 if sent in with this registration form. Please note that this will not be the price at the door on the day of the event (it will be significantly higher!). Please be careful not to lose a wristband as there are no extras. You may want to consider bringing a pair of scissors to cut the excess when kids put on their wristbands. Also, you cannot exchange or request more or less of a certain wristband after the April 19 registration deadline. The Kalahari will have lifeguards and employees working both parks, however it is recommended that an adult chaperone be in each park to watch the kids. Students should not wander to other locations in the hotel complex including the Desert Star Cinema which is attached to the complex via the indoor theme park without adult supervision.
*Complimentary waterpark observer bands will not be given to schools that purchase theme park bands only.
**If a child is sick or cannot attend you can return the waterpark wristband or indoor theme park to the group sales office on the day you are at the festival for a voucher good for a future visit to the waterpark or indoor theme park. The group sales office is identified on the map of the facilities and is next to the Acacia Room. The wristbands and pizza tokens will be valid the days of the event only and cannot be used at any further dates/times.
Indoor Theme Park Information
The Indoor Theme Park at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells features over 100,000 square feet of excitement. Participants choosing the indoor theme park unlimited ride wristband will be able to enjoy the 6-story Ferris wheel, mini golf, go carts, ropes course, climbing wall, laser tag, and the recently added Vortex Tunnel, Atomic Rush, and XD Dark Ride 5D Theater!!! The pass does not include arcade games, bowling, Virtual Reality or golf simulators.
Hotel Room Discount
Family members can stay at the Kalahari on Thursday or Friday night for a discounted price (if available). The pre-tax rate will be approx. $129.95 for Thursday night or $149.95 Friday night (up to 4 in a room). Reservations can be made on an individual basis by calling 877-253-5466. Ask for the Patrick Marsh Middle School Band 2018 Room Block. Please note…the number of rooms at this rate is limited. Reserve before April 23, 2018 to get the discounted rate.
Band Staying the Night?
Close-up Magic at Tables: 11 am - 1 pm, 4 - 5:30 pm
Magic Show: 5:30 - 6:00 pm
Ryan IS amazing. Your students and parents will love him! Wednesday groups, consider making plans to attend this show with your kids! To find out more about Ryan visit his website: https://ryanmartinmagic.com/
Band Festival Website
11th Annual Festival Clinicians
Thur. & Fri Groups - Two clinicians will rotate facilitating the side-by-side clinic.
Matt Temple was appointed Director of Bands at New Trier High School in 2007. He conducts the curricular Freshman Concert Band, Concert Jazz Ensemble, Varsity Wind Ensemble, and Symphonic Wind Ensemble, as well as the extracurricular Pep Band and Pit Orchestra for the underclassman musical. Mr. Temple earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master’s degree in music with an emphasis in conducting from Eastern Illinois University. He also completed an additional master’s degree in educational leadership through Aurora University. Under Mr. Temple’s direction, the New Trier Symphonic Wind Ensemble has performed at the 2012 Midwest Clinic, 2010 Western Illinois University Showcase of Bands, the 2009 Music for All National Concert Band Festival, and the 2008 and 2009 University of Illinois Superstate Festivals. Prior to his appointment at New Trier, Mr. Temple served as the Fine Arts Chair at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois, from 2000-2007, and as the Music Director at Flora High School from 1994-1998. Mr. Temple has received the National Band Association Citation of Excellence multiple times and has appeared in "Who's Who Among America's Teachers.” He recently completed a four-year term on the Advisory Committee for the Music Educator’s Journal and is a Contributing Editor for the Instrumentalist magazine. He is also a co-founding member of the Illinois Comprehensive Musicianship Through Performance Project. Mr. Temple has presented clinics on student-centered instruction, band curriculum, and the importance of music selection at the Illinois and Indiana State Music Conferences in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Matt lives in Arlington Heights, Illinois, with his wife Maureen and their seven-year-old twins, Aiden and Annabelle.
Glenn C. Hayes is the Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. His responsibilities include conducting the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds and the Warhawk Marching Band. Dr. Hayes' teaching areas include graduate and undergraduate conducting, graduate music education, wind literature, secondary instrumental music methods, student teacher supervision and marching band techniques. His previous teaching positions include Moorhead (MN) State University, Bowling Green (OH) State University, Greater Muskegon (MI) Catholic Schools and Grand Blanc (MI) Community High School. Under his guidance, the UW-W band program has received regional, national and international acclaim for excellence in performance both in the concert hall and on the marching field. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble has performed by invitation at conventions of the British Association of Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles, College Band Directors National Conference and the Music Educators National Conference. On February 20, 2013, Dr. Hayes led the Symphonic Wind Ensemble in a performance at Carnegie Hall to great acclaim - the first Wisconsin university band to perform in the legendary hall. Dr. Hayes a member of the College Band Directors National Association North Central Division and a member of the Wisconsin Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance Committee. Dr. Hayes has guest conducted and adjudicated throughout the United States and has given hundreds of clinics for high school and middle school bands. His primary conducting teachers have been John P. Paynter, Elizabeth A. H. Green and Norman C. Dietz. Dr. Hayes earned his undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University and his graduate degrees from Northwestern University.
Peter Haberman serves as the director of bands and associate professor of music at Concordia College where he conducts the Concordia Band. He also leads the Echo Band, works with student conductors, teaches music education courses and coordinates the comprehensive band program. Prior to his appointment at Concordia, Haberman held similar positions as director of bands at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Bucknell University. Haberman maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor and clinician across North America. His ensembles have performed at conferences and music festivals across the nation and internationally. He also has served as music director for many community ensembles including the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony. Haberman is an active board member for the Minnesota Band Directors Association. He is also a member of the College Band Directors National Association, Minnesota Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, and World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles. His honorary memberships include Phi Beta Mu, Phi Mu Alpha, and Pi Kappa Lambda. A native of Minnesota, he has earned degrees from Concordia College, the University of Montana, and the University of Minnesota where he completed a Doctor of Music Arts in conducting. Peter lives in Moorhead, Minnesota with his wife Erika Tomten and their daughter Claire.
John R. Stewart is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Concert Bands at the University of Wisconsin –Eau Claire where he conducts the Wind Symphony, teaches courses in conducting and repertoire, supervises student teachers, and coordinates the concert band program. Dr. Stewart maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor and clinician throughout the upper Midwest. He completed his Doctorate of Philosophy in Music Education (2013) at the University of Minnesota while studying conducting with Craig Kirchhoff. Dr. Stewart earned his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Central Florida (1996) and a Master of Arts in Music Education from the University of South Florida (2009). Prior to his appointment at UWEC, Dr. Stewart was Interim Conductor of the St. Cloud State University Wind Ensemble (Minnesota). Dr. Stewart served as Director of Bands at Saint Cloud High School (Florida) from 1996-2010 where he directed the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Winds, Percussion Ensemble and Marching Band. In 2006, he earned his National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and in 2008 was named the St. Cloud High School "Teacher of the Year."
Cindy Terhune (Percussion)
Ken Paris (Percussion)
Ken Paris is a retired band director and educator. His teaching career included four years(1975-1979) in Fort Atkinson and thirty years(1979-2009) in Sun Prairie. Mr. Paris received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago (1975) and his Masters degree in music education from UW Madison in 1992. Professionally, he was a member of WSMA (Wisconsin School Music Association), MENC (Music educators national conference) and WNBA (Wisconsin national band association). Mr. Paris was also President/Treasurer/Secretary of MACBDA (Mid America Competing Band Directors Association) for 15 years. His duties in Fort Atkinson school district included elementary band, HS marching band and all percussion lessons district wide. In Sun Prairie, Mr. Paris taught band at every level and building in the district. He also directed the HS pep band, JV sound project and Sound of Sun Prairie for many years. He was department coordinator for 6 years and taught a jazz ensemble every year since its start in the early 1980's. Mr. Paris grew up on a dairy farm south of Madison and attended school in Oregon. He loves the sport of volleyball and coached in Sun Prairie from 1986-2009. Mr. Paris retired in June of 2009 and looks forward to the opportunities of travel and spending more time with his family.
Jacob Klingbeil (Conducting Clinician)
Conductor Jacob Klingbeil completed his graduate degree in instrumental conducting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the tutelage of Professor Scott Teeple. There he assisted with all functions of the university concert band program, conducting the University Band and acting as assistant conductor with the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band. Mr. Klingbeil has also served on the staff of the Illinois State University band program, where he worked with the concert bands, Big Red Marching Machine, and pep bands. While at Illinois State, he assisted with the production of the Wind Symphony's 2013 recording on the NAXOS label, “Point Blank.” Currently, he serves the music education community of Butler Middle School and Waukesha North High School in Waukesha, Wisconsin where he teaches 6th-8th grade band and high school band students.
A native of Wisconsin, Mr. Klingbeil received his bachelor's degree in trumpet performance from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where he graduated with honors and won the 2012 Symphonic Wind Ensemble Conducting Competition. Through his studies he has also studied with notable conductors such as Carl St. Clair, H. Robert Reynolds, Frank Battisti, and Michael Haithcock, among others.
Mr. Klingbeil holds memberships with the National Association for Music Education, the National Band Association, College Band Directors National Association, the Conductor's Guild, the International Trumpet Guild, and the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia national fraternity.
Congratulations.... you made it through a lot of information! Here is your “to do” list:
By Monday, April 16:
Complete the Red Google Form* (Roster, Photo, Score) https://goo.gl/forms/p5zoNhpFF4X0Dlwn2
By Thursday, April 19:
Complete the Blue Google Form* (Shirts, Pizza, Activity Choice) https://goo.gl/forms/CyoXENa1jnGG5sG73
By Friday, May 4:
Look for an invoice for total bill from Chris. Send invoice back with one check made payable to “Patrick Marsh Middle School”.
** Must be postmarked by the due date to avoid late fee of $20
Contact Chris with any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org School Phone: 608-834-7625