Fall Festival of Bands

Saturday, October 4, 2008

You are invited!

Fall Festival of Bands

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

7:30 p.m.

Atherton Auditorium
San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California

Tickets available from the San Joaquin Delta College Box Office


San Joaquin Delta College Symphonic Winds

A Festival Prelude (Alfred Reed)
Colonial Song (Percy Grainger)
The Gathering of the Ranks at Hebron (David Holsinger)
Suite Provancale (Jan Van der Roost)

Stockton Concert Band

Esprit de Corps (Robert Jager)
A Tribute to Irving Berlin (Berlin arr Barker)
Balkanya (Jan Van der Roost)

Stockton Symphonic Winds

The Echo Never Fades (David Gillingham)
Fugue a la Gigue (Bach/arr Holst & Mitchell)

~~ Our Special Guests ~~

CSU Chico Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Blue Lake Overture (John Barnes Chance)
Allerseelen (Richard Strauss/arr Davis)
Hosts of Freedom (Karl L. King/arr. Paynter)
Trittico (Vaclav Nelhybel)
Folk Dances (Dmitri Shostakovich/arr. Reynolds)

Grand Finale: Combined Bands

Americans We (Henry Fillmore)

Dr. Royce Tevis

The Fall Festival of Bands represents a homecoming of sorts to San Joaquin County for Dr. Royce Tevis, the former band director at Tokay High School and Chancel Choir Director at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lodi.

For thirty years, Dr. Tevis has earned national recognition for quality performances of both high school and university bands under his direction. Currently the Director of University Bands at California State University, Chico, he conducts the Wind Ensemble, the Symphonic Band and guides all aspects of the University Band Program. Prior to joining the faculty of Chico State, he served for eight years as Director of Bands at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA.

Dr. Tevis was a band and orchestra director for 16 years in California Public Schools, including ten years as the Band Director at Tokay High School. He was also a trumpet instructor at the Peninsula Conservatory of Music and served as an Army Bandsman. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from California State University, Chico, as well as a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University.

The Fall Festival reunites long-time colleagues Tevis and Delta College Director of Bands Art Holton. About his collaboration with Holton, Dr. Tevis says, “Art and I go a few years back, even before he taught at Lincoln High School in Stockton and I at Tokay. But from the start we were always great friends and colleagues.” Dr. Tevis recently recalled that “Art would come and work my band and clarinets. We always enjoyed our bands competing with each other-it made learning great fun. We even spent time at the same band camp with our students at Silver Lake. My first year or second year at Tokay, Art was hosting the CBDA All-State Honor band and between the two of us we housed a large number of the students.”

Dr. Tevis is eagerly anticipating the upcoming performance in Stockton. “The band and I are really looking forward to playing in Atherton and hearing Art’s bands, meeting his students and, hopefully, seeing old friends,” he said.

Presently, Dr. Tevis teaches courses in conducting, wind literature, and instrumental education. He also maintains an active schedule as guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and consultant of concert, marching and jazz bands throughout the United States. With diverse experience demonstrated at all grade levels in the Midwest, South, and West, his conducting and clinician appearances have received resounding acclaim from his peers, musicians and audiences. A nationally recognized music education authority, Dr. Tevis is at the leading edge of innovations in the art of band directing. He has also served as the Treasurer of the California Band Directors Association. His professional Affiliations include the College Band Directors National Conference, Kappa, Kappa Psi Honor society and the Phi Beta Mu International School Bandmaster Fraternity.

While they resided in Lodi, Dr. Tevis’s wife, Sue, was also on staff at St. Paul where she served as the Worship and Music Coordinator, accompanying the Chancel Choir her husband directed, in addition to directing several other choirs herself. Sue is currently the Founder, Artistic Director and Conductor of the five choirs of the Children’s Choir of Chico. In addition she is the choir director of Faith Lutheran Church in Chico. Sue has taught Kodály methods as an adjunct faculty at McNeese State University, CSU Chico, Capital University Conservatory of Music (Columbus, Ohio), and the Kodály pedagogical Institute in Hungary.

Their oldest son, Royce, has a BA in music education and performance, and is attending seminary. He has two children. Daughter Alycia has a BA in music education and performance, and is married with a two-year-old daughter. Ian, their youngest child, is married and having a great time helping his dad. and mom.

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