In December 2019, Timothy Paul, director of Bands, hosted the third annual Holiday Festival of Bands. This festival provides an opportunity for band students from selected high school programs, their directors, and family members to participate in a day-long
experience of music making at IUP. The 2018 Festival included students from Greater Latrobe High School, Homer-Center Jr/Sr High School, and Huntingdon Area High School.
Throughout the day, the students worked with IUP music professors and music education majors, and, in the evening, performed in a side-by-side concert with the IUP Wind Ensemble.
Each year, the Festival also features a guest conductor, and Birch Browning, director of Bands at Cleveland State University, served in that capacity.
In addition to the high school mass band performance, the Holiday Concert also featured the IUP Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Jason Worzbyt and Timothy Paul, respectively.
Photo: Timothy Paul conducts the 2018 Holiday Festival of Bands
Department of Music