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New England Intercollegiate Band Festival

The New England College Band Association presents:

The 2019 New England Intercollegiate Band Festival

This year the Intercollegiate Band Festival will be held at Gordon College on Friday and Saturday, March 29–30, 2019.

Starting on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m., a select band from New England Colleges and Universities will assemble and rehearse music under the baton of an internationally renowned conductor.

The event will culminate with a concert held on Saturday evening, March 30 in A. J. Gordon Chapel on our Wenham, MA campus.

In addition to the band concert, students auditioning may choose to also enter a solo competition.  Three winners from the band will be selected and will perform during the first half of the concert. Winners will receive a $250 cash award in addition to being featured at the concert.

This year, the Intercollegiate Band will be an honors ensemble chosen by audition from the colleges and universities throughout the eastern United States. Students are eligible for the ensemble regardless of major and will have the privilege of rehearsing and performing with internationally known wind band conductors. This year's guest conductor is T. Andre Feagin from Colorado State University.

Auditions need to be received by December 28. Please note there is a registration fee—$15 for entering the solo competition (due upon submission of the recording) and $50 for participating in the band (due at the start of the festival on March 29).

2019 NEIB Concert Program Information

2019 Audition Application

2019 Audition Instructions & Information

Solo Competition Flier

2019 Musicians' Schedule

Important Intercollegiate Band Information

NEIB Percussion Assignments 2019


Early Light - Carolyn Bremer
This Cruel Moon - John Mackey
Armenian Dances, Part One - Afred Reed
The Rakes of Mallow - Leroy Anderson

For questions, please contact:
Dr. David Rox
Professor of Music, Director of Bands
Gordon College
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 01984
978 867 4369