FREE! The UCF Concert Band provides an entertaining musical journey for people of all abilities and needs, introducing different creatures and animals, while music education students serve as guides to the experience.
This young person’s concert provides a safe and welcoming environment for people who may not typically be able to attend live concerts. Support will be offered for families and members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities, people on the autism spectrum and with intellectual disabilities, and the Central Florida community at large. The musicians and staff expect that people may need to get up, move about or leave during the performance. Balloons, visual representations and opportunities to move will be provided to support the enjoyment of music. Patrons are encouraged to bring hearing protection, fidget toys, manipulatives, cushions and support objects to the concert. This free program is open to any and all members of the community to experience and enjoy.
50 minutes without intermission.
For groups over 8, groups arriving by bus, or special accommodation requests, please email email@example.com.
Terrific Beasts and Mythical Creatures
Flight of the Pegasus (1994) – David Shaffer
How to Train Your Dragon (2010) – John Powell, Arr. Sean O’Loughlin
Dance of the Imp (2020) – David Samuel
Godzilla Eats Las Vegas (1996) – Eric Whitacre
UCF Concert Band
Sock Cruz Flores
April Cardenas Rodriguez
Mary Grace Holley
Alexa Cohen Campbell
Andrea Marquez Tavera
Inclusive Knights Personnel
Dave Schreier is the Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Central Florida. His duties include assisting in the instruction and direction of the UCF Marching Knights and Jammin’ Knights Pep Bands. Additionally, he is one of the Assistant Directors for the Concert Band Program, including the UCF Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, and is the principal conductor for the Concert Band. He also teaches Low Brass Methods for Music Education majors. Prior to his appointment at UCF, Mr. Schreier served as the Director of Bands at Osceola High School in Kissimmee, FL. Mr. Schreier has become a sought after clinician, guest conductor and adjudicator in the state of Florida and beyond having performed, conducted, presented and/or adjudicated in England, Czech Republic, Hungary, Hong Kong, Germany, Italy, and various states in the U.S.
He is a member of CBDNA, FMEA, NAfME, FBA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda and is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma and Sigma Alpha Iota. He is a past Chair of the Marching Knights Alumni Association, and Founder and past-President of the Central Florida Alumni Association of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is the Faculty Liaison and sits on the board of both the UCF College of Arts and Humanities Alumni Association and Marching Knights Alumni Association. He is also currently a faculty advisor for the Zeta Tau chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota. Mr. Schreier holds a Bachelor of Music Education (2002) and a Master of Arts in Music with a Wind Band Conducting Focus (2010) from the University of Central Florida.