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Carolina Band Festival

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Conductors Conference

Carolina Band Festival & Conductors Conference

28th Annual

Two Superb Invitational Honor Bands

February 16 – 18, 2017


Clinicians for 2016

A brochure will be available for download in November, 2016

11th – 12th Grade Honor Band Conductor
Col. Lowell Graham, Firector of Orchestral Activities, University of Text at El Paso, Retired Conductor U.S. Air Force Band, Washington, DC

9th – 10th Grade Honor Band Conductor
Dr. Stuart Sims, Director of Instrumental Studies California State University, Stanislans

rt-imgEach student should be an outstanding performer and must be recommended by his or her band director. To apply, students must submit an online application and upload a recording of several minutes of playing. The deadline for the receipt of your application & recording is Thursday, January 12, 2017. Students from every state are eligible, making membership in both bands competitive and highly select – equal to fine All-State bands. In 2016, 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 16, 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
Mr. Scott Rush, Conductor, Charleston Wind Symphony, Author, “Habits” Series for GIA Publications

The 28th 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.