University Bands

50th ANNUAL SHOWCASE OF BANDS WEEKEND - February 23-25, 2023

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.

2023 HONOR BAND CONDUCTOR

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Dr. Beth Peterson

Associate Director of Bands (ret.), Univeristy of Illinois

2023 SHOWCASE BANDS CLINICIAN

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Dr. Steve Peterson

Director of Bands (ret.), Univeristy of Illinois

2023 COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE

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Robert W. Smith

Coodinator, Music Industry Program, Troy University


2023 SHOWCASE BANDS 

NHCS

O'Fallon High School

Wind Ensemble
Melissa Gustafson-Hinds
Director of Bands

Lockport

Lockport High School

Wind Symphony
Brian Covey
Director of Bands

VJA

Victor J. Andrews High School

Wind Symphony
Mark Iwinski
Director of Bands


Announcement

WIU Honor Band Nomination Form Due - January 20, 2023

Tentative Schedules

Links will open in a PDF -- TBD

Honor Band Music

Audition Excerpts -- TBD