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25th Annual
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Horn Fest


Saturday, November 14, 2015 

The Twenty-fifth Annual University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Horn Fest will be held on Saturday, November 14.  The day includes master classes, clinics, rehearsals and performances by horn players from middle school age to professionals.  The main event of the festival will be a massed horn choir including all participants, conducted by Dr. Patrick Miles, Professor of Horn and Director of Orchestral Activities at UWSP. This year, we are also hosting the Fourth Annual Brass Day so the event will be larger than ever.
This festival is designed to give encouragement and inspiration to players of an often neglected and frequently misunderstood instrument.  Last year's festival was a tremendous success and we are hoping to duplicate or surpass that event.  The fee for the event is $25 for individuals and includes the festival music, master class handout and a festival T-shirt.  Registration monies can be paid at the time of registration.  However, I ask that you send in the registration form in advance so that I can send music ahead of time to those participating as well as ordering their T-shirt.  All events will occur in the Noel Fine Arts Center on the UWSP campus.

Please register online at the Horn Fest registration page.
The schedule for the day is designed to try and avoid conflicts with evening events and the necessity for extremely early morning travel.
Schedule for UWSP Horn Fest and Brass Day​ ​
​9:00 ​Honors Brass Quintet rehearsal
​9:30 ​Registration
​10:00 ​UWSP ensembles perform
Warm-up and master class
·         Horn Choir in Michelsen
·         Low Brass in 250
·         Trumpets in 240
​11:15 ​Combined large ensemble (everyone) in Michelson
​12:00 ​Lunch on your own
​1:00 - 1:45 ​Breakout sesssions (guest horn choir rehearses)
​1:45 - 2:30 ​Breakout sessions continued (alumn horn choir rehearses)
​2:45 - 3:15 ​Breakout sessions continued
​3:15 Massed ensemble rehearsal
·         Horn Choir in Michelson
·         Massed Brass Choir in Michelson
3:30 ​Concert (guest horn ensemble, honors quintet, horn alum choir, massed horn choir, and then massed EVERYONE!)
​5:00 ​Finished
This is a wonderful opportunity to get together with people who share a common interest in music making on the horn.  The more that come, the more fun it is.  Please feel free to contact me, if you have any questions.  Contact listed  below.
Dr. Patrick Miles/Professor of Horn
715.346.3163 (fax)


Highway 66 from the West:
  • Follow Highway 66 east (Clark Street) through four traffic lights
  • Proceed one more block from the Division Street intersection (Business Hwy 51) to Phillips St.
  • Turn left on Phillips Street
  • Park in Lot Q, or north end of lot P
Interstate 39 from the East/North/South:
  • Take the Business Hwy 51 Exit from I-39 (Exit #161)
  • Follow Business Hwy 51(Division St.) through 3 traffic lights
  • Turn left on Portage Street
  • Park in Lot Q, or north end of lot P
Highway 66 from the East:
  • Follow Highway 66 west (Main Street) through seven traffic lights
  • Proceed four more blocks from the Michigan Avenue intersection to Phillips Street
  • Turn right on Phillips Street
  • Park in Lot Q, or north end of lot P