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					                             The Prairie Wind Ensemble
                               1516	E.	Beach	St.,	Peoria,	IL	61615
                                        (309)	691‐8711

                                    November 22, 2010

To: Central Illinois High School Bands
From: Dan Dietrich, Board Chairman, Prairie Wind Ensemble
Re: Performance Opportunity - In Concert with the Prairie Wind Ensemble

The Prairie Wind Ensemble is planning to invite an outstanding high school band from
Central Illinois to share a concert with the Prairie Wind Ensemble on Thursday, March 17th
at 7:30PM in the beautiful Performing Arts Center on the East Peoria Campus of Illinois
Central College. This special outreach program is designed with the following goals in mind:

   -    to provide students with an opportunity to perform in an outstanding concert hall
       for a large and appreciative audience
   -    to provide the audience with an opportunity to hear a fine high school ensemble
   -    to encourage high school musicians to perform and continue their involvement in
       music after graduation by hearing a high-quality adult ensemble
   -    to foster the spirit of cooperation and mutual appreciation between performing
       ensembles who might not otherwise have an opportunity to hear each other in

The ensemble that is selected will perform 3-4 pieces (30-40 minutes of music), will be
named the 2010 PWE Honor Band, and will receive a plaque and a $250.00 contribution
toward the purchase of concert music. We encourage all interested bands to apply! Please
send a performance recording of the band (made within the past 12 months) along with the
director’s contact information, a brief resume of the band’s performance history and copies
of concert programs from the past two years to:

               Dan Dietrich
               1516 Beach St.
               Peoria, Il 61615

The application deadline is January 15, 2011. Selection will be made by a panel of university
conductors and adjudicators not affiliated with Illinois Central College or the Prairie Wind
Ensemble. An announcement of the selected band will be made on February 1, 2011.
Thank you for your consideration!
                  Prairie Wind Ensemble Guest Band Application
School ________________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________

Band Director(s) __________________________________________

Director’s Contact information: Phone School____________________

                                 Best time to call _________________

                                 Email address ___________________

Number of students in ensemble ______________________________

Potential selections for this program ____________________________



Please understand that if selected your group will perform on Thursday, March 17th at the
Performing Arts Center on the campus of Illinois Central College, East Peoria. Your group
will have limited rehearsal time on stage prior to the concert (generally around 6:00pm) and
those arrangements will be made once the selection has been made.

Be sure to include the following with this form:

Band resume ______

Past two year’s programs ______

Recent recording ________