University Bands

29th ANNUAL SHOWCASE OF BANDS WEEKEND

February 25-27, 2016

 

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 2016 Honor Band, conducted by Dr. Robert Meunier, Director of Bands at Drake University in Des Moines, IA.

 

2016 HONOR BAND

 

Nominate your outstanding student musicians for the

 

2016 Honor Band

 

Guest conductor: ROBERT MEUNIER

 

Director of Bands,
Drake University

 

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Robert Meunier - Bio

2016 SHOWCASE BANDS

 

Announcing our

 

Showcase Bands

 

Guest Conductor: DICK FLOYD

 

Director of Bands, emeritus, Baylor University
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Dick Floyd - Bio

 

Last Year's  - Showcase Bands (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