The results are in!
Thank you to all who auditioned. We received many fine recordings this year and competition was keen on every instrument.
Two Superb Invitational Honor Bands
Click Here to Download 2018 Carolina Band Festival Brochure.
February 15 – 17, 2018
Clinicians for 2018
11th – 12th Grade Honor Band Conductor
Dr. Stephen G. Peterson, Director of Bands at the University of Illinois
9th – 10th Grade Honor Band Conductor
Dr. Elizabeth Peterson, Associate Director of Bands at the University of Illinois
Each 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 11, 2018. Students from every state are eligible, making membership in both bands competitive and highly select – equal to fine All-State bands. In 2017, 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 15, 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. Download 2018 Brochure (PDF)
Carolina Conductors Conference
February 15-17, 2018
Carolina Conducting Conference Clinician
Professor Craig Kirchhoff, Professor of Conducting and Director Emeritus of University Bands at the University of Minnesota
The 29th Annual Carolina Conductors Conference will focus on the conducting & rehearsing skills necessary to be an effective band director. Professor Craig Kirchhoff will present sessions and provide demonstrations of his conducting, rehearsing, teaching techniques and strategies with the Director’s Band. Dr. John R. Locke, Dr. Kevin M. Geraldi, Dr. Stephen G. Peterson, and Dr. Elizabeth Peterson will also give presentations on a variety of topics related to conducting and rehearsing. 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.
Download 2018 Brochure (PDF)