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Dear Directors,


I would like to invite your flute students to the 2017 Flute Palooza featuring guest artist and clinician Emma Shubin from Integral Steps. This end of the year flute event will take place on Saturday, May 6th at Mercedes High School and will include a day of activities that are tailored for middle and high school students. The day will include a warm-up session, flute choir reading sessions, a time to try out new flutes, extended techniques, flute Olympics, masterclasses, and a recital performed by Emma Shubin. Please find a detailed schedule at the following registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/VuwIBEXw5NhcGW1t1

Registration ends on Monday, April 24th. The registration fee is $7. Please bring cash only on the day of the event. Credit cards and checks will not be accepted.



Students can compete for a performance spot on the Emma Shubin masterclass. To participate, students must email an audio recording of a movement of a solo to brielle.frost@utrgv.edu by Friday, April 21st. It is encouraged to use a solo that demonstrates both the lyrical and technical abilities of the performer. Solos do not need to include a piano accompaniment in the recording. Please include the title of the piece in the submission. Results will be emailed by Tuesday, April 25th

 Flute Palooza!


Enjoy a fun day of clinics for middle school and high school ages. Bring your flutes! Saturday, May 6, 2017 Guest Artist: Emma Shubin Hosted by Mercedes High School Directors: Guy McKinney and Nora Rush, and Dr. Brielle Frost of UTRGV Where: Mercedes High School, 1200 S. Florida, Mercedes, TX, 78570 Mercedes $7 – Registration Fee - Cash only!! Checks and Credit Cards will not be accepted Pizza will be provided. Please bring your own beverage. 8:15am-9:00am Registration 9:00am - 9:50am - Warm-up with Emma Shubin 10:00am - 11:00am - Flute Choir Reading Session (High School and Middle School Groups) 11:15am -12:00pm - Flute Showcase 11:15am - 12:00pm - Extended Techniques Fun! 12:00pm - 12:45pm - Lunch - Pizza 12:45pm - 2:00pm - Flute Olympics - Appropriate for Middle School Students 12:45pm - 2:00pm - Master class with Emma Shubin 2:15pm - 3:00pm Emma Shubin Recital **Please contact Dr. Brielle Frost if you have food allergies. For questions, please contact Dr. Brielle Frost at brielle.frost@utrgv.edu

 Please email questions to brielle.frost@utrgv.edu.


Thank you! We look forward to seeing you and your students at the 2017 Flute Palooza!


Warmest regards,

Dr. Brielle Frost


Celtic Hymn (for Concert Band) by Sydney Goodwin is now published by and available through RBC Music. This piece was premiered by one of the Jr High Region Bands at the 2014-2015 Region 28 All Region Band Concert. 

Two files are included: Celtic Hymn ( MP3 recording ), and Celtic Hymn (PDF of score)


Judges for UIL Region 28 Concert/SR events in the spring of 2017:

MS NV-April 4-5, Harlingen PAC


Danny Lugo-San Antonio

John Stuckey-Friendswood

Joe Martinez-Laredo


Victor Lara-Flour Bluff

Steve Maldonado-Corpus Christi

Cathi Quick-Sharyland

MS Varsity-April 6-7, Harlingen PAC


Mark Buley-Seguin

Kirstin Garrison-San Antonio

Christine Cumberland -Euless


Roger Duran-San Antonio

Cody Richardson-San Antonio

Steve Sanchez-PSJA

A-5A-April 12-13, Donna HS


Kyle Friesenhahn-Seguin

Bob Howard-Moore

Arnold Salinas-Sharyland


Charles Cabrera-Robstown

Emerico Perez-Orange Grove

Jim Egger-McAllen

6A-April 11-12, Harlingen PAC


Ryan Zysk-Austin

Alfonso Alvarado-San Antonio

Carlos Garcia-Mission


Zynahia Montemayor-Banda, La Joya ISD

Max Sierra-El Paso

John Farone-Corpus Christi