2011 DWS Invitational Windband Festival

Festival TrophyApril 15-16, 2011 - Sponsored by Capital One Bank
This unique event offers your band program the opportunity to experience performing in Dallas' landmark Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center; be adjudicated in a revolutionary new format that enhances the educational experience for your students; and receive a digital quality recording of your band in one of the finest recording environments available!

Meyerson Symphony Center - Dallas, Texas

Your Entry includes:

  • 30 minute performance (including entry and exit) on the stage of the Meyerson Symphony Center.
  • A DVD of your performance, with selectable commentary and performance tracks.
  • Evaluation of each section by regular members of the Dallas Wind Symphony.
  • Overall performance evaluation by James F. Keene, Director of Bands Emeritus, University of Illinois
  • A professional photo of your band on the stage at the Meyerson Symphony Center.
  • Each student receives a commemorative patch

The Format:

  • Caption judging in the following: Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion and Overall Musicality.
  • Each caption will be scored separately by a member of the DWS and then combined with the overall musicality score to arrive at a final total.
  • Sections and bands scoring the highest in their caption will receive awards.

Award Categories

Best in class for:

  • Large School Woodwinds
  • Large School Brass
  • Large School Percussion
  • Large School Windband
  • Small School Woodwinds
  • Small School Brass
  • Small School Percussion
  • Small School Windband
  • Middle School Woodwinds
  • Middle School Brass
  • Middle School Percussion
  • Middle School Windband

Outstanding soloists in:

  • Woodwinds
  • Brass
  • Percussion

(The best overall soloist will receive an invitation to perform as a section member of the DWS!)

Grand Champion award for the finest overall Windband!

$1,350 Entry Fee Per Ensemble (No per student pricing)

For detailed information contact: or call 214-565-9463.

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