All-Star Program Student Info

The Nebraska Wind Symphony’s winter concert is February 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Benson High School auditorium.  This year we feature 7th and 8th grade trumpets on “Buglers’ Holiday” and “Gonna Fly Now” with the band. They will have the opportunity to work with Jason Johnson, trumpet instructor at UNO, and Larry MacTaggart, Music Director for the Nebraska Wind Symphony, in a sectional and with the band.

Students are selected to participate by their band directors.  They must make the commitment to attend both the scheduled rehearsal and concert.
Directors – Please complete one registration per student.
Participant Registration Form – Due by January 10th

Music to be performed:  parts are available here
Gonna Fly Now – Part 1Part 2
Buglers’ Holiday – Part 1Part 2Part 3

Rehearsal with NWS – Monday, Feb 4, 2019 – 6:30-8:15PM
Omaha Benson High School, 5120 Maple St
Students should bring their music, pencil, and a stand to the rehearsal and performance.  The nights activities to include:
– Sectional rehearsal with Jason Johnson
– Band rehearsal of selections with Larry MacTaggart
– Cookie reception

Concert with NWS – Sunday, Feb 10, 2019
Omaha Benson High School, 5120 Maple St
Concert dress – white shirts and black pants
1:45PM – warm-up rehearsal in the auditorium
3:00PM – concert

This should be a fun and rewarding experience for area 7th and 8th grade trumpet students. We hope that their band directors will not only involve these players in this special performance, but will attend as well.

Band directors receive complimentary tickets.  Please let Deb Lund know if you plan to attend.
Parents of participants can purchase tickets for $5 each.
Note: Students under 12 can attend for free.