University Bands

48th ANNUAL SHOWCASE OF BANDS WEEKEND - February 26-27, 2021

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.

2021 HONOR BAND
Honor Band
Conductor

acklin

Amy Acklin

Associate Director of Bands and Marching Band Director, University of Louisville

2021 SHOWCASE BANDS
Showcase Bands
Conductor

lowell

Colonel Lowell Graham

Conducting and Ensemble Area Coordinator/UTEP School of Music; Commander, United States Air Force Band, Washington D.C., ret.

2021 Composer
in Residence

scott

Dr. Scott McAllister

Professor of Composition; Director, Division of Academic Studies, Baylor University


2021 SHOWCASE BANDS

NHCS

Naperville Central High School

Wind Ensemble
DJ Alstadt
Director of Bands

Lockport

Lockport Township High School

Wind Symphony
Brian Covey
Director of Bands

Ofallen

O'Fallon High School

Wind Ensemble
Dr. Melissa Gustafson-Hinds
Director of Bands


Announcement

WIU Honor Band Nomination Form - February 20-22, 2020 (registration closed)

Tentative Schedules

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Carl Sandburg

United Township

Southeast Polk

Honor Band

Honor Band Music

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