Day Long Residency for Middle School, High School or College Music Programs
The Presidio Brass Experience is an excellent way to expose students to the quality of a nationally touring brass quintet, inspiring them to promote and cultivate their own musical abilities. The Experience is a full-day residency that is comprised of a clinic and rehearsal workshop during the day, and a full public performance in the evening.
The rehearsal is for the students and Presidio Brass to practice selections that will be performed together during the evening performance. Two different bands can be featured with Presidio Brass, performing as the concert’s grand finale. The students in each band can be from a number of schools and of all proficiency levels.
The Experience begins with a clinic during the day that includes such topics as:
The rehearsal workshop is typically a 45-60 minute long session for each participating band, conducted by one of the Presidio Brass members. It is designed specifically for the preparation of the selections that will be performed together during the evening concert. The selections to be performed on the concert are “Pirates of the Caribbean” or middle school bands, “Jurassic Park” for high school bands or “Rhapsody in Blue” for collegiate ensembles.
The evening public performance by Presidio Brass is “Sounds of the Cinema,” a show that brings together some of the finest classical music used in films as well as the most popular original music written specifically for the movies. The highlight of the concert comes when local students take the stage with Presidio, playing a side-by-side performance with a professional ensemble that is sure to inspire them, bring community attention to music education and a powerful, long-lasting memory for your audience members.