Small College Intercollegiate Band
MISSION STATEMENT: The general spirit and mission of the SCIB is to provide students (music majors and non-majors alike) from band programs at smaller college, community college (of any size), and Historically Black Colleges and University (of any size) the opportunity to perform high quality literature at the CBDNA National Conference under a renowned conductor. The SCIB makes it possible for talented students from institutions lacking instrumentation, student resources, and/or financial resources, to achieve an unforgettable musical experience commensurate with what students from groups selected to perform at CBDNA National and Division Conferences may achieve.
In general, eligibility is intended for students from any community colleges; any 4-year universities with fewer than 5000 students1, and any HBCU institutions. In all cases it is expected that the home band program reflects the qualities stated above and the nomination fulfills the general spirit and mission of the SCIB.
In addition, directors from four year institutions that exceed 5000 students are invited to nominate students if they believe their home school program currently reflects the qualities of a program as noted in the mission statement above. Directors should briefly explain any extenuating circumstances that merit consideration.The chairperson of the Small College Intercollegiate Band, in consultation with the chair of the Small College/Community College Bands Committee and the President of CBDNA, will make final decisions.
1 According to data vetted by the Small College/Community College task force in 2010, approximately 70% of all colleges and universities (excluding trade schools) in the USA have less than 5000 students.
How to apply
The Small College Intercollegiate Band (SCIB) is chosen through an application/recommendation process. Interested students will fill out the application forms, turn in to their directors, and directors will fill out the proficiency/ranking form. All forms are due Friday, November 9, 2012. Once review of applications is finalized, SCIB members are informed of their acceptance, and further information will be disseminated at that time (December). Transportation to and from the Conference, housing and meals are the responsibility of the student and/or school. Ensemble seating auditions take place upon arrival the first day of the clinic, and rehearsals start immediately after. The SCIB is typically in rehearsals from 9am - 5pm Wednesday through Friday of the conference, with the evening free to attend the wonderful concerts our hosts have organized. The experience culminates with the concert performance on Saturday, the final day of the conference.
Click here to download application forms. (1.3 MB, PDF format)
Submit forms via U.S. Mail to:
Dr. Dawn A. Perry, Director of Bands
PO Box 159
Wingate, NC 28174
Applications must be postmarked by November 9, 2012
If you have any questions, please contact:
Dr. Dawn A. Perry, SCIB Chair 2013
Director of Bands Wingate University firstname.lastname@example.org