The University of New Hampshire’s annual Wind Band Invitational will be held on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017. Seven high school bands from New England will participate in a day of clinics and performances on the UNH campus. This year’s invited schools are Marshwood, Sanborn Regional, Kearsarge Regional, Winnacunnet, Campbell, Somersworth and Exeter. Participating ensembles will receive a 40 minute clinic from both Dr. Boysen and a guest composer/ conductor. Each ensemble will be able to observe the performances of the other visiting bands along with a performance by the UNH Wind Symphony. Recent guest artists have included Ryan J. Nowlin, Brant Karrick, Daniel Bukvich, and Mark Camphouse. It is truly a great opportunity for young musicians and we are looking forward to seeing you there!
We are very excited to be hosting composer/ conductor Dr. Timothy Mahr from St. Olaf College as our guest clinician this year. You can read more about Dr. Mahr in his biography below. Each group will have the opportunity to work with Dr. Mahr on one of his compositions. We hope you will join us after all of the clinics at 8pm in Johnson Theatre for a special concert with the UNH Wind Symphony entitled “The Wisconsin Connection,” featuring Dr. Mahr conducting his own Symphony No. 1.