Migration of the pianos is this week

A special Log message from WSMA festival managers Kevin Collins and Adam Gaines:
You have to see it to believe it. Next week you will notice the annual “migration of the pianos” as these noble instruments sweep majestically through our hallways on their way to their traditional performance grounds. You and your colleagues are invited to participate in this beautiful spring ritual, and we are hopeful that you will join us in celebrating all that UW-Green Bay has to offer during this special time. On Friday May 3, and Saturday May 4, approximately 3,500 potential UW-Green Bay students, 200 school music teachers, with family and friends, will be on campus for the WSMA State Solo and Ensemble Festival, hosted by UW-Green Bay Music. It is one of the busiest days on campus of the year.

The Music Program happily invites all UW-Green Bay academic units, Student Orgs and programs the opportunity to set up displays, video screens and information tables to attract these talented students to your UW-Green Bay habitat. The Music program annually provides more than 50 student volunteers and all UWGB faculty plan to participate. Additional volunteers are always welcome, and please feel free to wear UW-Green Bay clothing that “represents” your department/organization, etc.

Buildings used on Friday 4 to 9 p.m. will include:
Theatre Hall, Studio Arts, Weidner Center

Buildings used on Saturday (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) will include:
Mary Ann Cofrin Hall, Rose Hall, Student Services, Studio Arts, Theatre Hall, University Union, Weidner Center, Wood Hall

Come and witness first hand the glitter, the pageantry, the capes and the tubas. Interested? Contact: Marisa Balistreri, balistrm@uwgb.edu, Ext. 2944.

Wisconsin student musicians head to UW-Green Bay, May 4

Thousands of dedicated middle and high school student musicians from across the state are preparing for the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Solo & Ensemble Festival. UW-Green Bay will host this event on Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will be open to the public and free of charge.

“The WSMA State Music Festival is an enriching experience for all participants, both performers and their supporters,” said Prof. Kevin Collins (Music), festival manager for UW-Green Bay. “It is also an opportunity for our music program to showcase our facilities and emphasize how much we value and support the efforts of our school music colleagues, their students and their families.”

Students must earn a “starred first” rating in Class A (which consists of the most difficult music) at a WSMA District Music Festival to qualify for WSMA State Music Festivals. The participants, in grades 6-12, can choose from a variety of instrumental and vocal solo and ensemble categories for their performances in district festivals throughout the state. Over the past six months, WSMA has held over 225 such events, involving more participants than any other student activity.

“We are extremely proud to support student growth throughout Wisconsin with programs like WSMA State Solo & Ensemble Festivals that contribute to a well-rounded education. The dedication and effort that the students demonstrate is truly inspiring,” said WSMA Executive Director Laurie Fellenz.

Nine other university campuses will host performances by more than 32,000 students, making this event one of the largest of its kind in the nation. UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville and UW-Whitewater will hold festivals on April 27. Cardinal Stritch University, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Parkside, UW-Stevens Point and Viterbo University festivals will be held on May 4. An evening Jazz Festival will take place on May 3 at UW-Green Bay.

Learn more about WSMA State Music Festivals and other programs by visiting wsmamusic.org. Festival information, including schedules and results, will be posted as available.

Submitted by Kevin Thays
Phone: (608) 850-3566
Email: thaysk@wsmamusic.org
Web: www.wsmamusic.org

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Reminder: WSMA volunteers needed

UW-Green Bay is once again the host campus for the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Festival. This year it will be taking place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 and your help is needed:

  • Friday, May 3, 2019 (15-20 volunteers needed for set-up)
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 (Hundreds of volunteers needed for runners and logistics)
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 (15-20 volunteers needed to return rooms to original form)

To sign up, please contact Associate Prof. Adam Gaines (Music) 920-465-2440 or gainesa@uwgb.edu.

Reminder: Volunteers needed for WSMA State Solo and Ensemble Festival 2019

UW-Green Bay is once again the host campus for the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Festival. This year it will be taking place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 and your help is needed:

  • Friday, May 3, 2019 (15-20 volunteers needed for set-up)
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 (Hundreds of volunteers needed for runners and logistics)
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 (15-20 volunteers needed to return rooms to original form)

To sign up, please contact Associate Prof. Adam Gaines (Music) 920-465-2440 or gainesa@uwgb.edu.

Reminder: Volunteers needed for WSMA State Solo and Ensemble Festival 2019

UW-Green Bay is once again the host campus for the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Festival. This year it will be taking place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 and your help is needed:

  • Friday, May 3 (15-20 volunteers needed for set-up)
  • Saturday, May 4 (Hundreds of volunteers needed for runners and logistics)
  • Saturday, May 4 (15-20 volunteers needed to return rooms to original form)

To sign up, please contact Associate Prof. Adam Gaines (Music) 920-465-2440 or gainesa@uwgb.edu.

Volunteers needed! WSMA State Solo & Ensemble Festival 2019 (May 3-4)

UW-Green Bay is once again the host campus for the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Festival. This year it is Saturday, May 4, 2019 and your help is needed:

  • Friday, May 3 (15-20 volunteers needed for set-up)
  • Saturday, May 4 (Hundreds of volunteers needed for runners and logistics)
  • Saturday, May 4 (15-20 volunteers needed to return rooms to original form)

Watch this space for details!

Employee Appreciation on Phoenix Friday

Every Friday is Phoenix Friday and Friday, May 6 is the special 50 and Forward Celebration and fireworks. The Phoenix Bookstore is hosting a sale — 20% off apparel. Playing at Cheapseats is the action movie “Ride Along 2.” Don’t forget to check out the WSMA Solo & Ensemble Music Festival Friday night from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.