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December 12, 2018
The University of Central Arkansas Natural Slides Trombone Ensemble will perform at the 2018 Midwest Band Clinic in Chicago, on Friday, December 21st, 8:30am, in Ballroom W190.  We will also perform in front of the Exhibit Hall on Thursday at 2:30p .  If you are attending the Midwest Clinic, we would love to have you join us.  It will be great to see familiar Arkansas faces in the audience.  Have a great Christmas break!

J Cook

December 11, 2018
Tuba Christmas in Siloam Springs is THIS Saturday, December 15th !!
Rehearsal location has been changed to Siloam Springs MIDDLE School (the old high school).  Rehearsal begins at 10:00 am.
The concert is in downtown Siloam Springs Twin Springs Park, corner of East Main and Broadway at 1:00 pm. The school is located at 1500 West Jefferson. Enter the old stadium parking lot off of Jefferson Street and the fine arts building is in the back of that lot next to Panther Arena.

Alex Claussen from Bartlesville, Oklahoma will be our guest conductor!  Alex is an awesome band director and great clinician. Bring students, send students or just come yourself to participate. It would be nice to know if you’re coming or bringing/sending students, but we’ll welcome you even if you show up by surprise.

Keith Rutledge

December 5, 2018
Dear Directors,
We would like to invite you to attend our annual concert invitational, March 1st or 2nd here at Lake Hamilton.  Attached is our info flyer and listed below is a link to apply for the invitational.  If you have any questions or are interested please let us know by contacting Jon Shultz at

LH Concert Invitational Registration Form


November 16, 2018
Bentonville West High School will be hosting the inaugural Bentonville West Jazz Festival this year on Saturday, May 4th.  We have ro
om for about 20 groups to perform that day.  The contest portion of the event can either be adjudicated with ratings or comments only.  Clinicians will be Dr. Terry Segress and Gary Meggs. Judges will be Dr. Rick Salonen, Robert Kehle, and Don Bailey. Immediately following your performance, you will receive a clinic as well.

We will be featuring Wayne Bergeron this year as well as the Fayetteville Jazz Collective. Contest entry for Big Band or Combo: $150 per group performing.  Ticket purchase for evening concert: $10 per performer, $15 per non-performer, max of 2 director tickets per group provided. Please fill out the following form for those who are interested:


If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at - Jazz Festival Document

November 14, 2018
UAFS Brass Day
Greetings Directors,

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Department of Music will hold its first annual Brass Day on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 1:00-4:30 pm with a 5:00 pm concert featuring the UAFS Brass Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Scott Tomlison, the UAFS low brass studio and special guests, the Four Horsemen, a tuba-euphonium quartet based out of Texas. 9-12th grade brass students, brass musicians and brass enthusiasts are invited to join us for a day of brass. Students and adults, bring your trumpets, horns, trombones, bass trombones, euphoniums (baritones), and tubas and join us for a mass brass play-a-long, a masterclass featuring the Four Horsemen and a Brass Day Concert performance.


All brass day events and the 5:00 p.m. concert, are free and open to the public. Brass Day will be held in Breedlove Auditorium on the UAFS Campus. For more information please contact Dr. Alexandra Zacharella, 479-788-7972 or


We hope you will join us for our first annual UAFS Brass Day!  [Poster]



Alexandra Zacharella, D.M.A.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Director of Bands/Associate Professor of Low Brass


November 12, 2018

The 4th Annual RIVER VALLEY TUBACHRISTMAS will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11:30AM.  The performance will be held at the King Opera House located at 427 Main Street in Historic Downtown Van Buren, Arkansas.  Concert attendees will enjoy a family friendly, free concert of popular Christmas music in a great venue with a possible special visit by Santa Claus! 

Registration for performers will begin at 8:30AM and rehearsal will begin at 9AM.  Music will be provided for performers and will also be available for purchase.  All tuba, sousaphone, baritone and euphonium players are invited to participate in the event – regardless of age or skill level!  Performers are encouraged to decorate their instruments for Christmas! 

TUBACHRISTMAS is a concert of well-known and loved Christmas music performed by Tuba, Baritone and Euphonium players. 

TUBACHRISTMAS concerts are held in cities worldwide and celebrate those who play, teach and compose music for instruments in the tuba family, including the tuba, sousaphone, baritone and euphonium; though some participants bring rarer members of the family such as the helicon, ophicleide, serpent and double bell euphonium!

The conductor of River Valley TUBACHRISTMAS will be Volta Andy Anders, longtime Associate Professor of Music & former Chair of Music for Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas.  Mr. Anders earned a M.M. in Tuba Performance at Northwestern University.  He earned a B.A. in Music from Arkansas Tech University.  During his active performing years, he always demonstrated superb talent as a performer, as well as consistently producing a studio of performers who attained multiple high honors as educators, soloists and ensemble performers, etc..  

The first TUBACHRISTMAS was organized by Harvey G. Phillips to honor his tuba teacher William Bell, who was born on Christmas Day 1902, and was held December 22, 1974 in the Ice Skating Rink at New York City's Rockefeller Center. There were more than 300 musicians who played that day, beginning a holiday tradition. The arrangements of the Christmas carols were written by Alec Wilder, who coincidentally died on Christmas Eve, 1980. TUBACHRISTMAS concerts vary in size from a quartet (two euphoniums and two tubas), to several hundred at the largest events.

For more information, please contact Erick Wiggins at 479-926-4794 or feel free to visit our webpage at:

UCA Low Brass Workshop
Here is a one last reminder that the 4th Annual UCA Low Brass Workshop will be held on November 17, 2018. We have extended the deadline for the All-Select Ensembles. The form is attached. 
Here is a CORRECT EMAIL for - Dr. Gail Robertson at If you emailed something and didn't hear back, please resend it. We are sorry for this inconvenience.
This year we are honored to host Dr. Brian L. Bowman, world re-known euphonium artist and recently retired Regents Professor of Euphonium at the University of North Texas, and Jeremy Wilson, alumnus of the Vienna Philharmonic and Associate Professor of Trombone at Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Justin Cook and Dr. Gail Robertson will will serve as hosts of this event. Also featured will be UCA’s Trombone Choirs and the Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble! There will be lots of opportunities for attendees to participate in mass choirs, masterclasses, and concerts!  We are bringing back the Arkansas Select High Trombone Choir and Tuba/Euphonium Choir. We will be sending applications out soon to participate in those groups. This event is open to band directors and low brass players of all ages. $10 registration fee. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Dr. Justin Cook at or CORRECTED EMAIL for - Dr. Gail Robertson at -

 Dr. Gail Robertson,
Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium/Jazz - University of Central Arkansas,
Vice President/President Elect - 
International Tuba and Euphonium Association
Willson International Euphonium Artist, SymbiosisDuo 

October 18, 2018
Greetings from UAFS!
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Department of Music will hold the 13th annual Octubafest on October 22, 2018, beginning with a meet and greet at 4:30 pm in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center on the UAFS campus.
9-12th grade low brass students, low brass musicians and low brass enthusiasts are invited to perform in a mass play-along low brass ensemble as part of our Octubafest celebration. Students are invited to bring their trombones, bass trombones, euphoniums (baritones), and tubas and join us for a rehearsal and performance for Octubafest 2018. The mass ensemble will rehearse from 4:30-6:30 pm, music will be provided.
The 7:30 p.m. concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Reynolds Room, and will feature the UAFS Low Brass studio and mass low brass ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Alexandra Zacharella, Associate Professor of Low Brass.
For more information or directions to campus please contact Dr. Zacharella, by telephone at 479-788-7972 or e-mail at

Alex Zacharella

Alexandra Zacharella, D.M.A.
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Director of Bands/Associate Professor of Low Brass

Bach Performing Artist
Warburton Music Products


September 18, 2018
The UAM Division of Music Presents...
The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America Mobility Brass LIVE Saturday November 10, 2018 at 7:30pm in the UAM Fine Arts Center.
The concert is FREE and open to the public Mobility Brass Quintet is the newest performing group of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America. With the traditional instrumentation of two trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba, the ensemble is known for its versatility and outstanding musicianship. A component group of the Band of Mid-America, their performance repertoire spans five centuries, from the glorious antiphonal sounds of the Renaissance to the rich diversity of American musical styles. Whether a military march, jazz standard or an original arrangement of patriotic favorites, each Mobility Brass Quintet program is thoughtfully planned for a blend of inspiration and entertainment. Its repertoire has universal appeal and includes special programming for younger audiences. This ensemble not only performs in concert halls and civic events, but also adds a distinctive presence to official military ceremonies and events of state. These five gifted players proudly represent the skill and professionalism of the United States Air Force as musical ambassadors before military and civilian audiences throughout the band’s ten-state area of responsibility.      


Jason Smith
Director of Jazz Studies Director
UAM Jazz One/Trumpet
University of Arkansas at Monticello Office:

September 12, 2018
Tuba for Sale

Miraphone 1291 Series 4/4 BBd
Good Condition.  
Paid 8,000, asking $4500, OBO.  
contact: for more details.  

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-- Zach Whitworth Dardanelle Bands
2032 North State Hwy. 7 Dardanelle, AR  72834

September 5, 2018
The UAM Division of Music Presents SERAPH BRASS LIVE Monday October 22, 2018 at 7:00pm in the UAM Fine Arts Center. The concert is FREE and open to the public “Seraph Brass is the next Boston or Canadian Brass.” President of the Gallup Concert Association Seraph Brass is a dynamic brass ensemble drawing from a roster of America's top female brass players. Performing primarily as a brass quintet or sextet, Seraph also performs as a larger ensemble of 10 performers. Committed to engaging audiences with captivating programming, Seraph Brass presents a diverse body of repertoire that includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works, and well-known classics. Seraph released their debut studio album, Asteria, on Summit Records in January 2018, winning a Silver Medal Global Music Award.  Seraph Brass has toured throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe. They have performed multiple concerts at the Lieksa Brass Week in Finland, and they were the featured ensemble at the International Women’s Brass Conference. Seraph has performed concerts at the Forum Cultural Guanajuato in León, Mexico, Dame Myra Hess Concerts in Chicago (IL), Gettysburg Concert Association (PA), Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach (FL), SUNY Cortland (NY), Jamestown Concert Association (NY), and they have toured extensively as Allied Concert Services artists. Seraph is on the roster of the Manhattan Music Ensemble. They performed with the Rowan University Wind Ensemble, performing Rick DeJonge’s Prelude and Fantasy under the direction of Joseph Higgins. Many members of Seraph Brass have performed with Adele on her 2016 North American tour.  Enthusiastic about education, Seraph has developed strong relationships with Venezuelan “El Sistema” programs in Philadelphia and Washington D.C., performing fundraising concerts for Play-On Philly! and Bridges: Music Through Harmony. Seraph has given residencies and performances at Stephen F. Austin University, University of Virginia, Wittenberg University (OH), Eastern and Western Illinois Universities, Penn State Erie (PA), Dreyfoos School of the Arts (FL), Marywood University (PA), and Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO) among others.  Committed to commissioning new works, Seraph commissioned and premiered “Wolf” for solo soprano and brass quintet from Philadelphia-based composer, Joseph Hallman. Seraph has commissioned new works by Catherine McMichael and Rene Orth, featured on Asteria. Seraph has also premiered Lucy Pankhurst’s Ouroboros with euphonium soloist Hélène Escriva at the International Women’s Brass Conference. Seraph also has many original arrangements by trumpeter Jeff Luke, featured on Asteria and Seraph Brass Live!  Members of Seraph Brass have performed with such esteemed ensembles as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Musicians from Marlboro, Luzern Music Festival in Switzerland, National Symphony, Brass Band of Battle Creek, Daejeon Philharmonic in Korea, and Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand. They hold positions in the Richmond Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Artosphere Orchestra, Tennessee Tech University, Hendrix College, Louisiana State University, University of Richmond, and University North Carolina School of the Arts.


August 23, 2018
The 30th Annual West Memphis Marching Classic will take place Saturday, Oct. 13th.
Full information and the link to online registration is in the attached PDF.  
Or, if you want to jump straight to registration:  
Deadline for registration/receipt of entry fee is September 24. Contest is scheduled to begin at noon and conclude with awards at 4:15. A maximum of 15 bands will be accepted for the contest.  
We hope to see you band on October 13th.  

Randal Box
Kaitlin Roll  

Directors, West Memphis High School Band

August 22, 2018
Dear Small School Band Director:
The Arkansas Small Band Association would like to invite all schools with a 10-12 school enrollment of 450 or less to join our growing organization. (Enrollment is based on figures from May 1 of the previous year.) The registration fee is only $25.
You will find all the forms that you need at (We are in the process of updating the site, but the registration form is there.)
All checks ($25) should be made out to ASBA and sent to the following address:

 Trey Reely

Riverview High School

800 Raider Drive

Searcy, Ar 72143


Make sure your central office does not send the check to ASBOA or the Arkansas School Boards Association!
The deadline is a postmark of September 30. Any registration fees after that point will be $35 and must be received by October 30 for your students to be eligible for the Arkansas All-Star Try-outs at Riverview on Tuesday, February 5.
Composer and conductor Randall Standridge, former Director of Bands at Harrisburg High School, will be this year's clinician at the All-Star Clinic in Pangburn on Friday, April 5th and Sat., April 6th. The All-Star Honor Band will be premiering a new work written just for them. We will also provide clinics for directors. (In-service credit will be given.)

ASBA will also continue awarding scholarships to select high school seniors who choose to perform at the university level.
We will not be sending many more reminders out via ASBOA so please take care of this ASAP. We will not accept any payments after October 30.
Please check-out the concert piece Travelin' Music by Robert Sheldon, published by Alfred. It is a work ASBA commissioned and was premiered by the Arkansas All-Star Honor Band in 2015.

If you need anything, feel free to contact me by e-mail:
Serving the small school bands of Arkansas,
Trey Reely--Riverview

August 14, 2018
Harp for Sale
Beautiful harp for sale.  It was bought about seven months ago for a young lady that was interested in learning to play.  Things have changed and the grandmother is trying to sell it.  Asking $2,000.  Price includes nice soft shell case and tuning tool.
She would be happy to answer any questions for anyone interested in it.
Maria Barbara Muller 

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August 9, 2018
Instruments For Sale
This CB40 was made by Hans Hoyer as part of the Getzen Canadian Brass line of the nineties. It is yellow brass Geyer-wrap with a large bell throat. It is very easy to play with smooth slurs and clean articulations. The notes slot quite well, and the horn offers little resistance. This would be a great horn for a student or anyone needing a reasonably priced high-quality instrument. It blends well with both large and small ensembles. Please look at the photos for details. Mechanical valves are smooth and quiet. The lacquer is worn in some areas, which isn't too bad for a horn this age. Check the pics for details. You will have a hard time finding another horn of this quality for such a great price! Let me know if I can answer any questions.

For questions or more pictures please contact Emily Huckabey at

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Thank you,
Emily Huckabey

Uniforms for Free
I have 120 or so black and gold uniforms with two pair of trousers each, one black, one white including shakos in boxes, plums packed in tubes in a carry case, spats, suspenders snap in collar liners.  Excellent shape.  Just come and get them!  They have Jonesboro on the shoulders, but I sewed Stephens Roadrunners patches over them on some of the jackets, maybe 45 or so. They are quite bulky so you need a big van or something
Yours, Stephen Keith (retired). Need to get them Now!

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July 25, 2018
I, McGehee Bands, has a 72", red powder coat, Jarvis Podium for sale.
I am asking $800.00.  Pics available on request. 
Also you may find pics on the Arkansas Band Directors FaceBook page. 
You may pick this up at McGehee High School.  
Contact me at: or 870-500-4543