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The Third Annual Invitational Band Festival was held on March 27-28, 2013 with invited composer/clinician, Samuel R. Hazo conducting the Tarleton Wind Ensemble.  In addition to Mr. Hazo, our festival adjudicators guest conducted on the Thursday evening concert.  Director of Bands, Dr. Anthony Pursell conducted the world premier of Jordan Grelle's (BA, 11) From a Whisper.  The concert included:

Murph's March, Ron Follas, Conducted by Dr. William Malambri, Director of Bands Emeritus, Winthrop University (South Carolina)
A Jubilant Overture, Alfred Reed, Conducted by Dr. Frank Tracz, Director of Bands, Kansas State University
From a Whisper, Jordan Grelle
Resplendent Glory, Rossano Galante, Conducted by Dr. Robert Grechesky, Director of Bands, Butler University (Indiana)

All Selections Listed Below Were Composed & Conducted By Samuel R. Hazo
Solas Ane
Mountain Thyme

Samuel R. Hazo, Composer-in-Residence

(b. 1966) Samuel R. Hazo resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife and children. In 2003, Mr. Hazo became the first composer in history to be awarded the winner of both composition contests sponsored by the National Band Association. He has composed for the professional, university and public school levels in addition to writing original scores for television, radio and the stage. His original symphonic compositions include performances with actors Brooke Shields, James Earl Jones, David Conrad and Richard Kiley.  In 2012, two of Mr. Hazo's compositions were performed during the London Summer Olympic Games.  On the Internet, Mr. Hazo's music has compiled over two million hits on YouTube.  In 2004, Mr. Hazo's compositions were listed in a published national survey of the "Top Twenty Compositions of All Time" for wind band.  He is a member of ASCAP and recipient of multiple ASCAPlus Awards.
Mr. Hazo has been a music teacher at every educational grade level from kindergarten through college, including tenure as a high school and university director.  He has been asked to guest conduct over 50 university ensembles and, as of 2013, one third of the All-State bands in America.  Mr. Hazo was twice named “Teacher of Distinction” by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Teachers’ Excellence Foundation.  He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Duquesne University where he served on the Board of Governors and was awarded as Duquesne’s Outstanding Graduate in Music Education. Mr. Hazo serves as a lecturer and clinician for Hal Leonard Corporation. He is also sponsored by Sibelius Music Software.

Promotional Video for TIBF, III

Our National Adjudicators for 2013

bg Dr. Robert Grechesky
Director of Bands
Butler University
Indianapolis, Indiana
Click here for Dr. Grechesky's Bio
bill Dr. William Malambri
Director of Bands Emeritus
Winthrop University
Click here for Dr. Malambri's Bio
ft Dr. Frank Tracz
Director of Bands
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas
Click here for Dr. Tracz's Bio

2013 Bands

Stephenville High School Concert Band
Andrew Nance, Conductor

Early High School
Jason Jones, Conductor

Hirschi High School
Priscilla Gibson, Conductor

Stephenville High School Symphonic Band
Michael Childs, Conductor

Angelo State University Wind Ensemble
Dr. Daniel McCloud, Conductor

Tarleton Symphonic Band
Dr. Gary Westbrook, Conductor

Tolar High School
Bobby Yerigan, Conductor

Gatesville High School
Mike Devenport, Conductor

Maypearl High School
Brian Cupp, Conductor

Wakeland High School Concert Band
Adrian Caswell, Conductor

DeSoto High School
Delton Brown, Conductor

Farley middle School
Christie Anderson, Conductor

Granbury High School
Mark Eastin, Conductor