Associate Professor Jay Watkins and his Advanced Conducting class conducted an on-campus clinic for the Coral Springs Middle School Band from Parkland, Florida, in the Steinbrenner Band Hall. The band arrived in time to observe a UF Wind Symphony rehearsal, during which Director of Bands Dr. David Waybright talked with them about the life and music of J.S. Bach.
The UF undergraduate Advanced Conducting class students each rehearsed a selection with the band, working on both their individual rehearsal and conducting techniques while also assisting the band in improving their performance. The middle school students then took a tour of campus and the bookstore, had lunch in the Reitz Union, and then came back to observe a UF Jazz Band rehearsal.