Conference For College Band Directors At WMU Next Week

Feb 13, 2018

The Western Michigan University Symponic Band
Credit WMU School of Music

Western Michigan University's School of Music will host a 10-state division conference of the College Band Directors National Association February 22-24. Organizer Scott Boerma, WMU director of bands, will conduct a free preview concert by the University Symphonic Band on Sunday, Feb 18 at 3 pm in Miller Auditorium. Boerma shared the details with Cara Lieurance in a preview.


Performances during the conference are free of charge, and will be held in Miller Auditorium. The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Feb. 22

2 p.m. - Oakland University Wind Ensemble – Gregory Cunningham, conductor

4:30 p.m. - Kent State University Wind Ensemble – Jesse Leyva, conductor

8 p.m. - University of Michigan Concert Band – Courtney Snyder, conductor

Friday, Feb. 23

10:15am - Chosen Gems – WMU Concert Band - David W. Montgomery, conductor

1 p.m. - John Hersey High School Symphonic Band – Scott Casagrande, conductor

3:45 p.m. - University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Wind Ensemble – J. Thomas Seddon, conductor

7 p.m. - Miami University Wind Ensemble – Gary Speck, conductor

8:30 p.m. - WMU Symphonic Band – Scott Boerma, conductor

Saturday, Feb. 24

11:15 a.m. - Indiana University Symphonic Band – Eric Smedley, conductor

2-3 p.m. - Intercollegiate Band – Jamie L. Nix, conductor