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EIU Sponsored High School Band Events 


High School Honor Band Festival—Saturday, December 9, 2017

Join us on the EIU campus for a day of rehearsals, masterclasses, a faculty recital, and a culminating concert conducted by the EIU Band Directors, Dr. Alicia Neal and Dr. Benjamin James Druffel! Participating students will receive lunch, a t-shirt, and all instruction and materials for only $25/student. All-State students from 206-2017 pay only $10. Participants will also hear a performance by the EIU Wind Symphony. In order to apply, students and band directors must complete a brief online application. See below.

The application deadline is Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Click here for more information and to apply.


Band Director CPDU Workshop—Saturday, December 9, 2017

Join us for a day of workshops presented by EIU Music Faculty members and earn up to 7 1/2 CPDUs for participating. The cost is only $10 and includes coffee, pastries, and lunch!

Click here for more information and to register.


High School Concert Band Invitational—Saturday, April 7, 2018

Ensembles perform a concert in the world-class Dvorak Concert Hall and receive a high quality audio recording, three judges' comments tapes, and a 45-minute post-concert clinic. No ratings are given at the festival. This is simply an opportunity for ensembles to play in a fantastic concert hall and receive constructive comments from three highly experienced collegiate band clinicians. Cost is $200/band. The Online application is due Feb 23, 2018.

The 2018 clinicians are Anthony Marinello (Director of Bands at Illinois State University) and Nikk Pilato (Associate Director of Bands at Indiana State University). Click here to learn more about the 2018 clinicians.

Click here to register.

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Doudna Fine Arts Center
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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