15th Annual

LIU Post Band Festival at Tilles Center

April 9 - 12, 2019

Featuring our 2019 Composer-in-Residence Dr. Jack Stamp

James McRoy, Artistic Director and Conductor

The Tilles Festival Band will perform as part of the 15th annual LIU Post Band Festival at Tilles Center – a unique musical event held at LIU Post's Tilles Center for the Performing Arts from April 9-12, 2019. We invite you to nominate some of your most talented high school musicians to join this Festival Band.

The Tilles Festival Band – a combined ensemble made up of the LIU Post Wind Symphony and selected high school musicians and their directors from across the New York metropolitan area – will rehearse and perform four pieces under the batons of LIU Post Director of Wind Studies Dr. James McRoy and 2019 Composer-in-Residence Dr. Jack Stamp. Repertoire will include two of Stamp's works along with two other pieces, all to be performed at the final night's concert at Tilles Center. The concert will also feature the high school wind band ensembles from West Islip High School and William Floyd High School, as well as the LIU Post Wind Symphony, also under the batons of McRoy and Stamp.

The schedule for the rehearsals and performance (all held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts) is:

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 6:00-9:00 pm – Festival Band Rehearsal
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6:00-9:00 pm – Festival Band Rehearsal
  • Friday, April 12, 2019, 8:00 pm – Festival Concert

Please use this form to nominate any woodwind, brass, or percussion students who are currently members of your school band program. Students must be currently in grades 9–12. Deadline for nominations is February 8. To help cover festival administration costs, there will be a $25 fee for each student accepted. Once selected, all students will be provided music for the festival and will be required to attend both rehearsals and the festival concert. Invoices and instructions for payment for selected students will be sent to each Band Director AFTER the 2019 Festival Band is chosen. No payment is required at this time for nominations.

LIU Post Department of Music
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548
(516) 299-2474 (Voice)
(516) 299-2884 (Fax)
E-mail: post-music@liu.edu