UTHS Panther Band


QC Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition


See below from Mr. Korn, QCWE solo competition coordinator...

Dear Band Director or Private Instructor: 

The Quad City Wind Ensemble is pleased to announce the Thirtieth Annual Charles B. DCamp Young Performer's Solo Competition.


Auditions will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in Madsen Hall at the Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, Iowa 52803. The winner will appear as the guest soloist with the Quad City Wind Ensemble at our Saturday, May 12, 2018 concert at the Galvin Fine Arts Center. Please submit completed forms to: John Korn, 3 E. Lombard Ct., Davenport, Iowa, 52803.  Entry forms must be received or postmarked no later than Monday, February 19, 2018. 

In addition to performing with the Quad City Wind Ensemble, the first place winner will receive a $250 scholarship from the Quad City Wind Ensemble for private study. The second place winner will receive a $150 scholarship and the third place winner will receive a $100 scholarship for private study. 

All entrants must be students currently involved in a high school instrumental music program. The soloist must perform a wind or percussion solo for which a band/wind ensemble accompaniment is readily available. A list of suggested solos is available at the QCWE website:  http://www.qcwindensemble.org/.


Applicants wanting to perform a solo without a QCWE approved band accompaniment will be required to assist in locating and purchasing an acceptable band accompaniment. 


There is no entry fee for this competition. The guest soloist must perform the same piece in the concert as performed during the audition. Previous first place winners must audition on a different piece. All applicants must audition using piano accompaniment and furnish two copies of the solo part for the adjudicators. One of the copies may be a photo-copied reproduction of the original. 

The QCWE is dedicated to music education in public schools. The Charles B. DCamp Young Performer's Solo Competition is one way it supports music education of the QC area's youth. In addition, all participants in school band programs are admitted free to all QCWE performances. 

Please feel free to make photocopies of this letter and the attached application as needed. If you have any questions about the solo competition, please contact John Korn, the competition coordinator, at 563-424-1380;  3 E. Lombard Ct., Davenport, Iowa, 52803 or by email at johnkorn56@gmail.com.

John Korn, QCWE solo competition coordinator