2014 ASBDA Honor Band Festival
Monday November 17, 2014
Coginchaug High School – Durham, CT
Directions to Coginchaug High School – Durham, CT
2014 ASBDA Symphonic Band – Conducted by Kyle Glaser
Kyle Glaser serves as the Associate Director of Bands at Texas State University. His responsibilities include conducting the Symphonic Winds, overseeing all athletic bands, and teaching various methods classes. He holds a Doctor of Music degree in Conducting from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, a Master of Music degree in Conducting from Rutgers University, and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the Pennsylvania State University. He has studied saxophone performance with Daniel Yoder and Otis Murphy.
Prior to his appointment at Texas State, Glaser served as the Director of Bands at the East Stroudsburg Area South High School in northeastern Pennsylvania. Under his direction, bands at East Stroudsburg received numerous Superior ratings at PMEA and PBA Concert Band Adjudications, and were chosen in 2002 and 2005 to perform at the Annual PMEA In-Service State Conference. He has also served as the interim director of the East Stroudsburg University/Community Concert Band, and was the co-director of the COTA Cats, a regional high school honors jazz ensemble that was founded by jazz legend Phil Woods.
Glaser maintains an active schedule as a clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator, and has also served as a contributing author to the GIA Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. His professional memberships include the College Band Directors National Association, the National Band Association, the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, the National Association for Music Education, and the Texas Music Educators
2014 ASBDA Wind Ensemble – Conducted by Dr. Lauren Reynolds
Originally from Burke, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C., Lauren Reynolds is in her first year as Director of Bands at CCSU, where she conducts the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, directs athletic bands, and teachers courses in conducting and music education. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting, cognate in flute performance, from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she served as an administrator and graduate assistant in the Wind Studies department, taught introductory and intermediate conducting courses, and was a regular conductor with the Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Players and Chamber Winds. Her Master’s degree Wind Conducting and Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumental Music Education are both from the University of Delaware, where she conducted the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, as well as the flute choir, chamber ensembles, and student composition premieres. She also served as graduate assistant to the 300+ member Fightin’ Blue Hen Marching Band. Dr. Reynolds was previously the conductor of the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble, and auditioned year-round honor group comprised of the best young wind players and percussionists in the Cincinnati/Northern-Kentucky area. In addition to collegiate work, Dr. Reynolds taught for several years at a public high school in southern Maryland, where she was responsible for concert ensembles, jazz ensemble, percussion ensemble, marching band, pep band, pit orchestra, and advanced placement music theory courses. She also served as guest conductor for the middle and high school honor bands in the area. For twelve years Dr. Reynolds has been on the professional staff of the George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, a nationally recognized leadership training program for young band leaders.