Members of the Culver Academies band and orchestra left this morning (Thursday, Feb. 21) for the 37th annual Military School Band Festival at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia. The festival runs from Feb. 22-24. The final concert will be at 2 p.m. Sunday on the main stage of John J. Wicker Chapel.
The concert band clinician and guest conductor will be Sergeant First Class Doug Earlenbaugh (U.S. Army-Retired). Earlenbaugh is the fine arts administrator and director of bands at Norfolk Christian Schools and concurrently serves as the training Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge and enlisted conductor of the 380th Army Reserve Band.
Directing the festival choir will be Chief Warrant Officer 4 Kathleen Landas who is the fine arts department chair and chorus teacher at Kempsville High School, Virginia Beach, Va., and concurrently serves as the Commanding Officer of the 380th Army Reserve Band. Master Chief Musician Joe D. Brown, Drum Major of the Navy Band, Washington, D.C., also returns as the Drum Major clinician. The bagpipe clinic will be taught by Andrew Dodge.