University Bands

28th ANNUAL SHOWCASE OF BANDS WEEKEND

February 12-14, 2015

The Showcase of Bands at Western Illinois University gives talented high school musicians the opportunity to participate and learn from nationally recognized wind band conductors and Western's own applied and conducting faculty. Band directors are encouraged to attend and observe the sessions under the direction of our guest conductors and the WIU School of Music faculty. Click here to learn more about being a part of the 2015 Honor Band, conducted by Dr. Daniel Schmidt, Director of Bands at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Az.

2015 HONOR BAND

Nominate your outstanding student musicians for the

2015 Honor Band

Guest conductor: Dr. Daniel Schmidt

Director of Bands

Northern Arizona University

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Daniel Schmidt - Bio

2015 SHOWCASE BANDS

Announcing our

Showcase Bands

Guest Conductor: Frank Wickes

Director of Bands, emeritus

Louisiana State University

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Frank Wickes - Bio

Showcase Bands for 2015:

Metea Valley High School

Anthony Brown, Director

Mehlville (MO.)
Concert Band

Washington Community High School

David Maccabee, Director

United Township
Symphonic Band

Plainfield Central High School

Keith Schmink, Director

Pontiac Township
Symphonic Band

Notable Concerts for 2015


  • Friday, Feb. 13: WIU Wind Ensemble Concert;
    Mike Fansler, conductor with Frank Wickes, guest conductor
    7:30 PM
  • Saturday, Feb. 14: Showcase of Bands Final Concerts:
    1:00-2:30pm
  • Saturday, Feb 14: WIU Concert Band Concert;
    Matt Thomas, conductor and Daniel Schmidt, guest conductor
    4:00 PM
  • Saturday, Feb 14: Honor Band Concert;
    Dr. Daniel Schmidt, conductor
    4:30 PM