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STOP PRESS NEWS 10th January 2012

William Francis McBeth

William Francis McBeth
(March 9, 1933 – January 6, 2012)

Francis McBeth was widely respected as a composer and pedagogue, whose career composing for wind band began in 1954 with Orfadh, and continued for over forty years, embracing some fifty works. Among the best known are:
1963 Chant and Jubilo
1970 Divergents
1971 The Seventh Seal
1976 Kaddish for Symphonic Band
1988 They hung their Harps in the Willows
1990 Of Sailors and Whales
1995 Through Countless Halls of Air
1997 The Sea Treaders

John Mackey



Competition Winner John Mackey

At the Mid-West Clinic in Chicago in December the CBDNA announced that the winner of the winner of the 2011 CBDNA Young Band Composition Contest is John Mackey:with his Grade 3 work, Foundry, published by Osti Music










Two Competitions For Composers

For web links go to NATIONAL BAND ASSOCIATION

YOUNG BAND COMPOSITION CONTEST
NATIONAL BAND ASSOCIATION
2012 INAUGURAL YOUNG BAND COMPOSITION CONTEST
SPONSORED by ALFRED MUSIC PUBLISHING

WHO MAY ENTER: Anyone
REQUIREMENTS: A work for concert band with no restrictions as to style or form. Compositions must be for Grade II/III concert band and accessible to young bands.
ENTRY MATERIALS: Full score (pdf), full set of parts (pdf), and recording (mp3) of specified instrumentation submitted via single CD
AWARD: Publication in Alfred’s premier Young Symphonic Band Series
$2,000 advance on future royalties once the composition is released for sale (when enough copies of the piece are sold to cover the advance, the composer will receive the normal royalty rate as deemed by Alfred Publications) Publication and Recognition in the Alfred 2013 Spring Catalog
Recognition at National and Regional Band Conferences
Recognition in the NBA Journal and the Instrumentalist Magazine
ENTRY DEADLINE: June 1, 2012
FORMS AND INFORMATION:
Tonya Millsap (t_mill@bellsouth.net)
426 Hever Castle Way, Dacula, GA 30019
CONTEST APPLICATION: Click here for PDF application and instrumentation and range guidelines

NATIONAL BAND ASSOCIATION
2012 NBA/MERRILL JONES MEMORIAL
YOUNG COMPOSERS BAND COMPOSITION CONTEST
FOR GRADE III/IV CONCERT BAND

WHO MAY ENTER: Anyone 40 years of age or younger (birthdate on or before November 1, 1972)
REQUIREMENTS: A work for concert band with no restrictions as to style or form. Compositions
must be for GRADE III/IV CONCERT BAND and must not exceed eight (8) minutes in length.
ENTRY MATERIALS: Full score and compact disc recording of specified instrumentation.
Award: $2,000
ENTRY DEADLINE: November 1, 2012
ENTRY FORMS AND INFORMATION: Email: Dennis Zeisler dzeisler@odu.edu or write to:
Dennis Zeisler, Director of Bands
Department of Music
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
Attn: NBA/Merrill Jones Composition Contest