Broward College blog post about the Band selected to perform at the National Convention for the Association of Concert Bands on May 6, 2017
Notice from the ACB Selection Committee:
The Broward Symphonic Band has been selected to perform at the 2017 ACB
Convention in Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 3-7,2017. Your band has been
scheduled for Saturday afternoon, May 6, 2017.
A note from Neil Jenkins
Congratulations Broward Symphonic Band Members! As you can see from the post on our web site, my FB page, and a recent email sent by Chris, we have been selected to perform at the National Convention for the Association of Concert Bands on May 6, 2017! It will be right here in Ft. Lauderdale at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Hotel. We will be one of three bands performing on Saturday just prior to the Convention Band performance that night, and one of nine selected overall. This is truly an honor for us to be selected to perform on this National stage. Our submission CD was truly outstanding as I selected music from all four of our concert programs. Very proud of the effort you all put in during those concerts, which made my selection of tunes to submit very easy.
I'm currently working through ideas for our ACB program (which is due by Oct. 1) and possible guest conductors. We have all year to prepare for our big moment on May 6, where I'm sure we will make a lasting impression on the conventioneers. I plan to program our ACB selections over the first three concerts we have this year, so we will get plenty of preparation on each tune. So - clear the date. It's going to be tense, but fun to perform for those that know what it’s all about. See you on August 22 as we start climbing the ladder to May 6.
Once again Darrell
Haynes is hosting the Broward Summer Band. Below is a flyer with all of the
information. The band is open to South Florida community band members and high
school age band students. Newcomers will be accepted up to and including the
July 11th rehearsal date.
The Broward Symphonic Band is a COMMUNITY group that meets at Broward College Central Campus in Davie, Florida. Membership is made up of approximately 125 members with ages ranging from teens to eighties.
The Band provides opportunities for our musicians to perform challenging band literature at the highest level for the enrichment of the membership and community.
Rehearsals are held once a week on Monday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (2 1/2 hours). We perform four concerts between October and May in the beautiful Bailey Concert Hall. Here's our Rehearsal / Concert Schedule.
Membership is open to all college students and adults, with
instrumental experience, wishing to participate in a wind band ensemble.
Auditions may be required for placement within certain sections to
achieve a well balanced performing ensemble.
High School students are welcome to join the group, but must
commit to all rehearsals and concerts in order to earn Community Service Hours.
An audition (sightreading & scales) will be required of all new
members joining the group in the Fall of 2012. Those high school students
currently a member of the Broward Symphonic Band will not be required to
audition, except in cases to better place those individuals within certain
sections of the ensemble
Neil Jenkins is our dedicated and renowned Musical Director. Read more about Mr. Jenkins here.
The Band is affiliated with Broward College and may be taken as a course for 1 credit hour.
If you are interested in joining the band for college credit, please contact the Music Office on the Broward College Davie Campus, Building 4, Room 130, Tel: 954-201-6840. Course code: MUN 1180.