Dr. Frank Leon Battisti is the world’s foremost living authority on the growth, expansion, and proliferation of wind band commissioning over the past 62 years. His teaching, conducting, writing, and arranging, worldwide, has had an immeasurable impact on wind band education for generations. He is truly a pioneer and one of the profession’s figureheads on our “Musical Mt. Rushmore.” Anyone who has played in a school band since the mid-20th Century, indirectly, has had their musical lives enhanced by Dr. Battisti prolific career.
We are very fortunate to have Dr. Battisti in Iowa. The Frank Battisti Festival Week (Feb. 23 – March 1) is held mainly at Central College and co-sponsored by the Central Iowa Wind Ensemble and Grinnell College. You are cordially invited to attend :
Sunday, March 1, 4:00pm in Douwstra Auditorium: Central College Wind Ensemble AND the Central Iowa Wind Ensemble