Carolina Band Festival & Conductors Conference
Two Superb Invitational Honor Bands
February 18 – 20, 2016
Clinicians for 2016
11th – 12th Grade Honor Band Conductor
Dr. Russel Mikkelson, Director of Bands, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
9th – 10th Grade Honor Band Conductor
Dr. Damon Talley, Director of Bands, Louisiana State University,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Each student should be an outstanding performer and must be recommended by his or her band director. To apply, students must submit an application and a recording of several minutes of playing on compact disc. The deadline for the receipt of your application & CD is Thursday, January 14, 2016. Students from every state are eligible, making membership in both bands competitive and highly select – equal to fine All-State bands. In 2015, participating students were drawn from a five state area including NC, SC, TN, VA & GA. Students selected for membership must arrive on the evening of Thursday, February 18, for the first rehearsal. Out-of-town students must be accompanied by their band director or by a designated parent chaperone. Students, directors, and parent chaperones will need to arrange for their own housing in Greensboro area hotels. A list of nearby hotels with conference rates will be available. Local residents may opt to commute. The fee for each student selected is $60, which includes the clinic fee, lunch and dinner on Friday in the UNCG Dining Hall.
Carolina Conductors Conference
February 18 – 20, 2016
Carolina Conducting Conference Clinician
Dr. Eric Wilson, Director of Bands, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
The 27th Carolina Conductors Conference will include opportunities to conduct the Director’s Band and receive critique from Dr. Eric Wilson, all of which will be recorded for you on a DVD.
All participants are strongly encouraged to bring their band instrument and perform in the Director’s Band. The fee for all conducting conference participants is $80, which includes lunch and dinner on Friday.Participants may earn one unit of North Carolina Certificate Renewal Credit. The Carolina Conductors Conference is a great opportunity to grow and develop as a conductor and musician under the guidance and inspiration of our outstanding clinicians.