Booth Symphonic Band to perform at Troy State University

Wed, 11/21/2007 - 10:23am
By: The Citizen

Booth Symphonic Band to perform at Troy State University

The J.C. Booth Middle School Symphonic Band, under the direction of Robert Burton, has been selected to perform at the 2007 Southeastern United States Middle School Concert Band Clinic at Troy State University in Troy, Ala.

They will present their concert on Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theatre on the Troy State University campus. The band will perform for over 300 middle school students, their parents and their band directors. They were selected for this honor after submitting an audition tape and application and were one of only two bands selected from across the southeast to perform for this event. The award winning Symphonic Band also performed last year at the 2006 Georgia Music Educators Conference in Savannah, Ga.

Their 2007 program will feature guest conductor Larry Clark, an internationally recognized composer and educator. Clark will conduct the band on one of his own compositions entitled “Fleur de lis” March.

The program will also feature the talents of Mike Daniell and Bill Pritchard.

Daniell has performed with many symphonies, brass quintets and has soloed with several high school and middle school bands throughout the southeast. He is currently a member of the Lafayette Brass Quintet and is the music director at North Fayette United Methodist Church, where he directs the Chancel Choir and the NFUMC Winds.

Pritchard, while a member of the Army Ground Forces Band, started teaching and freelancing in the Atlanta area in 2001. Currently he plays tuba with the acclaimed Georgia Brass Band, the Midtown Brass and Lafayette Brass Quintets, the New Atlanta Philharmonic and the Ludwig Symphony and the new music ensemble Mercury Season. He has also performed with the Columbus, Macon and Hilton Head symphonies.

Go to for more information about the J.C. Booth Bands.

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