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Concert Band @ El Camino College


The CONCERT BAND is dedicated to the rehearsal and performance of the finest traditional and contemporary wind band literature. Its membership is  comprised of musicians ranging in age from High School students to retirees, with both full-time and part-time students, music majors and non-music majors, and community members, with the ability to read and perform music at an intermediate level or higher. The Concert Band performs concerts in Marsee Auditorium in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Other performance opportunities include concerts in the community at a variety of locations and functions.  

ECC Concert Band
El Camino Concert Band

Participation Requirements:

All members of the Concert Band are enrolled students at El Camino College. They receive college credit in either SYMPHONIC BAND (MU 265), or through non-credit participation in COMMUNITY BAND FOR THE OLDER ADULT (MU 565). All woodwind, brass, and percussion musicians who can play at an intermediate level or higher are welcomed in the class. There is no formal audition for basic membership. Part assignment and seating within the section is basic on ability. Returning students will have priority over first time students for part assignments within the section. Auditions for section leader are held at the first rehearsal of the Fall semester.

REHEARSALS are held in the Band Room, Marsee Auditorium Room 130, on Thursday evenings from 7:00-10:00. The entrance to the rehearsal room is located off the patio on the north side of the auditorium. Parking is located nearby in the newly complete structure just behind the auditorium. An El Camino College parking permit is required. Sheet music and folders will be issued to all students. The ECC Instrumental Music Department has a limited number of instruments which may be checked out for use in the ensemble.

Interested musicians are invited to contact Dr. Dane Teter, Director of Instrumental Music, at (310) 660-3593 x 3732 or dteter@elcamino.edu.  

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Dane Teter

DIRECTOR:  DANE TETER is Director of Instrumental Music at El Camino College, where he conducts the Symphony Orchestra and the Concert Band. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Music Education from the University of Southern California (USC). His Masters and Bachelors Degrees were granted from California State University, Chico, emphasizing woodwind pedagogy and music education. At El Camino, Dr. Teter is coordinator of the Applied Music Program, directs the instrumental chamber ensembles, and teaches music appreciation, and beginning woodwind and brass instruments. He has also lectured for the “Joy of Music” program, directed the Dance Music Big Band, and conducted ECC’s acclaimed production of The Sound of Music. 

A veteran conductor, adjudicator and clinician, Dr. Teter has worked with numerous bands, orchestra, and choirs from all over the Western United States. For several  years Dr. Teter has been working for the WGS Music, editing and preparing for publication some of the works of Afro-American composer William Grant Still.  Among the compositions he has completed are A Deserted Plantation, Symphony No. 2 in g minor “Song of a New Race”, The American Scenes, The Little Song That Wanted To Be A Symphony, and the opera Troubled Island.

A woodwind specialist performing on all the instruments of the woodwind family, Dr. Teter has concertized with numerous orchestra, concert bands, jazz bands, and played in the pit for more than 75 musical theatre productions and three world premiere operas.  Dr. Teter frequently performs in El Camino College Artist-in-Residence recitals with his fellow faculty members and local musicians.

 

CONCERTS: 

Saturday, November 17, 2018  8:00 pm,  Marsee Auditorium

Leonard Bernstein:  Candide Suite
Bruce Broughton: Silverado
Rossano Galante:  Afterlife
Leonard Bernstein:  Gee, Officer Krupke
Sammy Nestico:  Salute to American Jazz
John Cacavas:  Star Spangled Spectacular
Don Gillis:  Variations on a Kitchen Sink
Frank Bencriscutto:  Brazilian Jazz March
Carol Brittin Chambers: The Rusty Bucket

Admission:  $10*.  High school students with student ID: FREE
For tickets and information about other music events at El Camino College, visit www.centerforthearts.org
(*additional $1 processing fee on all tickets)

 

Saturday, May 18, 2019  8:00 pm, Marsee Auditorium

El Camino College Concet Band, Dane Teter, director
Peninsula Symphonic Winds, Berkeley Price, director
Rossano Galante, guest conductor and composer

Each band will perform a short program individually, then we combine together for a massed band performance.

ECC Concert Band:
Francis McBeth: Of Sailors and Whales

Peninsula Symphonic Winds:
Robert Russell Bennett: Suite of American Dances

Combined Bands:
John Barnes Chance: Variations on a Korean Folk Song
Robert W. Smith: To the Summit
Rossano Galante: A Childhood Remembered
Rossano Galante: God's Country

 

 

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