Marcia Bornhurst Parkes, PhD
“RCSD School 16 Builds Community in the 19th Ward”
A character education and arts education project developed in collaboration with the principals, art and music teachers at Rochester City School District, School 16, Rochester, NY.
The Commission Project
Composers for Kids, Totally TCP Concert, 2006.
About page – Composers for Kids, Totally TCP Concert, 2006.
Downbeat Magazine article. “Grant Helps The Commission Project to Connect Composers With Kids”, February, 2004.
Marcia directed the Melody Masters Big Band in the 2022 Rochester International Jazz Festival, Big Tent venue, June 25, Rochester NY. Photo by Don Ver Ploeg for Rochester International Jazz Festival.
Marcia engages the audience on “Dona Nobis Pacem” at “Time for Lovin”. Melody Masters Big Band, September, 2019, benefit concert for Asbury First United Methodist Church social ministries. Photo credit Steven Lau.
Marcia produced and directed “Lovin’ Education” performed by Melody Masters Big Band, April, 2019, a concert to benefit talented Rochester City School District youth. Funds supported summer music lessons.
Marcia directed “Love n’ Blues” with the Melody Masters Big Band, June, 2018, a benefit concert for Asbury First United Methodist Church. Photo credit Patricia Elliott.
XRIJF, 2009. Marcia conducts Bill Pierce and the New Horizons Big Band at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, 2009. Photo Credit Don Ver Ploeg.
Marcia directs the New Horizons Big Band in a two set solo concert at The Smith Opera House, Geneva, NY, 2010.
Marcia Bornhurst Parkes, Chair of the Eastman New Horizons Program and Director of Bands, Rochester, NY. Marcia speaks to the audience prior to conducting the band performance at Kodak Hall, Eastman School of Music.
Dr. Marcia Bornhurst Parkes, chair of the first NYSBDA Band Commission Committee, congratulates Bill Davern, conductor of the West Genesee Middle School Symphonic Band, Camillus, NY, following the premiere of “Momenta” by Dr. Dana Wilson at the Thirteenth NYSBDA Band Symposium, March 4, 1994.
Dr. Marcia Bornhurst Parkes congratulates Dr. Dana Wilson, with Bill Davern, conductor of the West Genesee Middle School Symphonic Band, following the premiere of “Momenta” by Dr. Wilson, March 4, 1994.
The New York State Band Directors Association First Band Commission Committee: Donald Carducci, Richard Snook, Dr. Dana Wilson, Bill Davern, Gary Stith, Dr. Marcia Bornhurst Parkes, following the premiere performance, March 4, 1994.
History of the First NYSBDA Band Commission by Dr. Marcia Bornhurst Parkes, March 4, 1994.
Cover and inside pages of the printed program of the premier performance, March 4, 1994.
Marcia presents a talk on performance anxiety for the Sigma Alpha Iota Province Day, Ithaca College, 2015. Photo credit: Patricia Stott.
Marcia performs with the Alphorn Society in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, 2015. Photo credit: Bonnie Bell.
Marcia performs with the Western and Central NY alphornists at Fair Haven, Lake Ontario, NY, 2019. Photo Credit: Joann Butler
Marcia performs with the New Horizons Band at the Holiday Concert, 2009.
Marcia, a flutist, performs with members of the SAIqwins woodwind quintet for a wedding in Boston, MA.
Canoeing solo at St. Regis Lake, Adirondacks, NY
Canoeing as a duet, Rondaxe Lake, Adirondacks, NY
Hiking in Austria near a receding glacier
Hiking in Switzerland – The “Hills are Alive”!
Hiking in Colorado