Middle School Honors Band Guide
The following information is being provided to assist students and teachers attending the Middle School Honors Band Clinic. Please read this material carefully and discuss it with the students from your school who will be attending. Because so many students are involved, any assistance you can give to assure that the event moves smoothly will be appreciated. Each selected ensemble will be of "equal" ability level as determined by the participating director’s recommendations. Each student needs to bring his/her own folding music stand. We cannot furnish stands for everyone. Thanks for your assistance in this matter.
Arrival at the University
Participants should plan on arriving on the EKU campus as near 8:30 a.m. as is possible on Clinic day. Students arriving by bus will be met at the bus unloading area directly in front of the Foster Music and Jane Campbell Fine Arts Building. Students will be divided into groups reflecting the four bands to which they are assigned then taken directly to the rehearsal location for that group. The normal rehearsal locations are:
- Brock Stage (Coates Administration Bldg.) - GREEN BAND
- Foster 100 - BLUE BAND
- Foster 300 - WHITE BAND
- Gifford Auditorium (Campbell Bldg.) - RED BAND
PLEASE ASK YOUR STUDENTS TO FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF THE GUIDES AND MOVE IMMEDIATELY TO THE REHEARSAL LOCATION. RESTROOM FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE IN EACH LOCATION.
Buses will be directed toward parking facilities on Kit Carson Drive. The buses MAY NOT remain in front of the music buildings. The assigned parking is within walking distance of the rehearsal facilities. General Parking is available throughout campus. No EKU parking permits are required on weekends unless otherwise posted. Students arriving by automobile or by van should park immediately across from the Foster Music Building in the city parking lot. Guides will meet those students in the lobby of the Foster Music Building to escort them to the proper rehearsal location. Teachers or chaperones should collect the $25.00 participation fee per student and bring the money to the officials located in the Foster Music Building Office (Room 101) along with the registration listing included with this packet. Please make checks payable to "EKU Bands," with each student’s names listed on the checks. Indicate the total amount of money turned in with this registration sheet. PLEASE, DO NOT REPLACE students who cannot attend – we have a system for cancellations.
BRING MUSIC STANDS!!!
Meals and Housing
Eastern Kentucky University does not assume responsibility for the housing and meals of the participants. Supervision of students is the responsibility of the band director or appointed supervisor from each school. The Food Court (bottom floor) in the Powell Center will be open for the students if they wish to eat on campus between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., thus making it unnecessary to leave campus if you so choose. Overnight housing is available from our local motels. In most cases, the motels will be able to honor tax-exempt certificates from your school and avoid the state tax. Directors MUST BRING A TAX EXEMPT FORM FROM THEIR BOARD OF EDUCATION to be exempt from the state tax but all must pay a hotel tax. When contacting, please indicate that you wish the special rate for students and teachers attending the Middle Schools Honors Bands at EKU.