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Greetings from the Director:

Welcome to the University of Georgia Bands website! Here you will find information about all aspects of our program, one of the largest and finest comprehensive University programs in the nation with a tradition stretching back over a century. The 2013-14 season brings exciting concerts and guest artists to our beautiful Performing Arts Center, and thrilling performances for millions of Bulldog fans in Sanford Stadium and across the nation!

We welcome our new Associate Director of Bands Dr. Jaclyn Hartenberger. With degrees from North Texas and UT Austin, and highly successful public school teaching experience in Texas, Jackie’s presence will further enhance the education of our UGA students. This year brings many road trips for the Redcoats, including a performance for the Cobb County Exhibition. Our Wind Ensemble will host international trumpet soloist Caleb Hudson and Russian Conductor Valentin Lyaschenko from St. Petersburg highlighting music from our very successful summer research trip to Russia sponsored by UGA. The fourth annual Concert on the Lawn will take place on Friday September 20th from 12:30-1:30. Michael Colgrass will join us for Midfest where we will premiere his newest work for middle school bands, and the Wind Symphony will perform the inaugural concert of the new Kids Concert Series on Saturday morning, October 26.

UGA student musicians at all levels of ability and interest are invited to join the UGA Band family. Former band members are encouraged to join our very active alumni association. Audience members and friends of the UGA Bands are invited to attend our many concerts. Middle School band directors are encouraged to join us for our 23rd Annual Midfest, High School band directors are invited to participate in Janfest 2014, and “Inspiring Musicianship: The Conductor’s Art” Friday, April 4-Saturday, April 5. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

Warmest Regards,

Dr. John P. Lynch, Director of Bands


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