City of Dunedin Concert Band Announces New Season and New Director
"Yes, the Band Will Play On"
DUNEDIN -The Dunedin Concert Band is pleased to announce its new director, Dr. Louis Alan Zagar. Prior to relocating to Clearwater from the Cleveland, Ohio area in 2005, Dr. Zagar received many honors for his 25 years of outstanding teaching of instrumental music from the public school through collegiate levels. Dr. Zagar was also very involved in community bands as a conductor and professional clarinetist in northeast Ohio for over 20 years. A conductor from his high school days, Dr. Zagar earned advanced degrees in music education and wind band conducting from the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music near Cleveland. He earned his Master's degree at Cleveland State University and completed his doctorate (Ph.D.) in Instrumental Music Education and Wind Band Conducting at Case Western Reserve University, also in Cleveland.
The ensemble is always looking for new members aged 15 years and older, who are proficient playing traditional band instruments. In addition to woodwinds, brass, and percussion players, this year the band will open seating to talented players of violin, cello, and string bass. All players should be able to perform music at the advanced high school level and above. While auditions are generally not required, seating is at the discretion of the director. Players below the minimum age may join the ensemble with the approval of the director. The concert schedule includes the Dunedin Boat Parade Concert at Dunedin Marina - Saturday, December 6, 2008, 7 p.m.; Holiday/Christmas Concert - Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 7:30 p.m.; Spring Concert - Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 7:30 p.m.; and the Patriotic Concert - Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 7:30 p.m. The Dunedin Concert Band performs at various community functions and city-sponsored events in addition to the scheduled formal concerts.
For more information, call (727) 812-4533. Rehearsals are held each Tuesday, from 7:15 - 9 p.m. beginning September 9, 2008 through early May, 2009, at the Dunedin Recreation Center Music Room, Pinehurst and Michigan Avenues, Dunedin.
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