Hartwick College Honor Band

Hartwick College Musical Ensemble

The Music Department at Hartwick College is pleased to announce the 2017 Hartwick College Honor Band, to be held at the college’s Anderson Center for the Arts on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

This event brings high school students from around the region together for an intensive day of music-making on our beautiful campus with our faculty and students. The day culminates in an evening concert alongside the Hartwick Wind Ensemble and faculty flute soloist Dr. Ana Laura González.
Players also work with a distinguished guest conductor.  This year’s guest is Curt Ebersole, director of the Westchester Symphonic Winds.
 Any experienced band students in grades 9-12 are invited to apply.  A $25 registration fee will cover lunch, dinner, and a t-shirt.

Complete your online application by October 1. 

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Curt Ebersole

Honor Band Guest Conductor

Curt Ebersole has served as Conductor/Music Director (John P. Paynter Memorial Chair) of the Westchester Symphonic Winds since 2008. He led the Westchester Symphonic Winds in their Lincoln Center debut in 2010 at Avery Fisher Hall, conducted the ensemble at their first national convention performance in 2012, at the Association of Concert Bands Convention in Poughkeepsie, New York, and conducted the ensemble on their first exchange concert with the Northshore Concert Band, at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.


Andrew D. Pease

Honor Band Host, Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music

Andrew D. Pease directs Hartwick’s Wind Ensemble and Brass Ensemble and teaches conducting and orchestration. He began his career in New York City, where he led the Columbia University Wind Ensemble and Columbia Summer Winds. He has degrees from Dartmouth College, Columbia University, Hofstra University, and a DMA in wind conducting at Arizona State University, where his primary teachers were Gary Hill and Wayne Bailey.

Program Schedule

9:00AM Check-In Anderson 201 (Music Circle)
9:30AM Rehearsal Music Circle
12:30PM Lunch Dewar Student Union
1:30PM Sectional Rehearsals TBA
3:00PM Rehearsal Music Circle
5:45PM Pizza Dinner Anderson Center
7:30PM Performance Music Circle 
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