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Kristin Conrad

Flute

Victoria Acuff, Coppell H.S., Coppell, TX

Miranda Cook, Highland H.S., Gilbert, AZ

Jack Finney, John H. Guyer H.S., Denton, TX

Geana Gault, Walton H.S., Marietta, GA

Shelley Gresko, George Mason H.S., Falls Church, VA

Sarah Hampton, Tarpon Springs H.S., Palm Harbor, FL

Shirley Luong, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Tori Mullins, Karns H.S., Knoxville, TN

Leanne O'Donnell, McNeil H.S., Austin, TX

Emma Pardini, Solon H.S., Solon, IA

Katelyn Paris, Burroughs H.S., Ridgecrest, CA

Ramiro Reyes, John B. Alexander H.S., Laredo, TX

Hillary Rolf, Eden Prairie H.S., Eden Prairie, MN

Alyssa Sallean, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Ashlee Smith, Walker H.S., Walker, Louisiana

Katy Weak, Millard North H.S., Omaha, NE

Kristin Weber, Blue Valley West H.S., Overland Park, KS

Amanda Williams, Tarpon Springs H.S., Tarpon Springs, FL

Blaire Gibson, Hebron H.S., Carrollton, TX


Flute / Piccolo

Amanda Frank, Quaker Valley H.S., Leetsdale, PA

Tyler Hartwell, Gaithersburg H.S., Gaithersburg, MD

Christopher Herrada, North Mesquite H.S., Mesquite, TX

Natasha Rau, Bellevue West H.S., Bellevue, NE

Noelle Werner, Whitewater, WI


Clarinet

Amy Anderson, Mooresville, IN

Annie Avary, The Woodlands College Park H.S., The Woodlands, TX

Hannah Boettger, Canyon Del Oro H.S., Oro Valley, AZ

Brandon Boyle, Sugar Land, TX

Olivia Calzada, James Madison H.S., Vienna, VA

Christopher Campbell, Irmo H.S., Columbia, SC

Audrey Chao, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Brian Condit, Deep Run H.S., Glen Allen, VA

Joshua Dollison, Marietta, OH

Laura Eickhoff, Goodrich H.S., Grand Blanc, MI

Alexandra Erwin, E.D. White H.S., Thibodaux, LA

Michael Estes, Castle Park H.S., Chula Vista, CA

Aaron Folse, Acadiana H.S., Duson, LA

Sara Hardin, Francis Howell North H.S., St. Charles, MO

Krysten Jablonowski, Perrsburg H.S., Perrysburg, OH

Julia Janda, Waynesville H.S., Waynesville, MO

Blaine Johnson, Wentzville Holt H.S., Lake St. Louis, MO

Devin Johnson, Springfield, MO

Carolyn Kinde, Overland Park, KS

Dallas Krimminger, Bellevue West H.S., Bellevue, NE

Ethan Levine, Blue Valley West H.S., Overland Park, KS

Marissa Louthan, Haltom H.S., Haltom City, TX

Lexi Munoz, Clear Lake H.S., Houston, TX

Taichi Murata, Martin Luther King H.S., Riverside, CA

Harley Perri, West Leechburg, PA

Andrew Robards, Hendrickson H.S., Pflugerville, TX

Nick Rose, Somerset H.S., Somerset, MA

Meghan Schuster, Yankton H.S., Yankton, SD

Trevor Stewart, Mulberry, AR

Vincent Wang, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX


Bass Clarinet

Michael Auz, Marian Catholic H.S., Homewood, IL

Robert Braun, East Brunswick H.S., East Brunswick, NJ

Haley Conway, Overland Park, KS

Kristen Hjelmaas, Overland Park, KS

Beth Levine, Overland Park, KS


Alto Saxophone

Carly Bloomfield, Kirtland, NM

Tiffany Brucker, Torrington H.S., Torrington, CT

Charlie Cash, Central Crossing H.S., Grove City, OH

Megan Goddu, Somerset H.S., Somerset, MA

Stephen Lee, Northmont H.S., Dayton, OH

Lauren Peters, James Martin H.S., Arlington, TX

Eddie Pimentel, Chaminade College Preparatory H.S, West Hills, CA

Jesus Sanchez, Jr., Pacifica H.S., Oxnard, CA

Christopher Sterling, Alan C. Pope H.S., Marietta, GA

Samantha Telles-Goins, J.M. Hanks H.S., El Paso, TX

Alex Walker, Ayala H.S., Chino Hills, CA

Orlando Winters II, HIllgrove H.S., Powder Springs, GA

Karen Young, Clear Lake H.S., Houston, TX


Tenor Saxophone

Karen Holloway, Lafayette H.S., Carencro, LA

Samuel Insana, Portsmouth H.S., Portsmouth, RI

Kevin Nelms, Dobyns-Bennett H.S., Kingsport, TN

Matthew Primovic, Blue Valley West H.S., Overland Park, KS

Kenny Shupak, South Brunswick H.S., Monmouth Junction, NJ

Chris Smith, Roosevelt H.S., Sioux Falls, SD

Zach Thomas, Jeffersonville, IN


Baritone Saxophone

Jonathon Gold, Troy Athens H.S., Troy, MI

Christopher Gonzalez, Union H.S., Tulsa, OK

Michael Horst, Desert Vista H.S., Phoenix, AZ

Zachary Kishpaugh, Clover H.S., Cloverdale, SC

Nicholaus Pirone, Great Oak H.S., Temecula, CA

Melissa Reese, Townsend Jr. H.S., Chino Hills, CA

Hannah Stedman, Rio Rancho H.S., Rio Rancho, NM

Nick Walker, Ravenwood H.S., Brentwood, TN


Trumpet

Robert Ashley, Harrison H.S., Kennesaw, GA

Andrea Bailey, Mt. Vernon H.S., Indianapolis, IN

Katie Cantwell, Hinsdale Central H.S., Clarendon Hills, IL

Carlos Castellanos, Castle Park H.S., Chula Vista, CA

Samuel Coleman, Harrison H.S, Marietta, GA

Rachael Cowell, Spanish Springs H.S., Sparks, NV

Cody Crespo, South Brunswick H.S., Kendall Park, NJ

Erin Crow, Lake Braddock H.S., Burke, VA

James Dawson, Lithia, FL

Ryan Eskuri, Goodrich H.S., Lapeer, MI

Sarah Fairburn, Gridley, IL

Amanda Gorzynski, South Brunswick H.S., Kendall Park, NJ

Charles Hall, Orlando, FL

Nicco Horvath, Basha H.S., Chandler, AZ

Stephanie Jurinek, Victor J. Andrew H.S., Tinley Park, IL

Bobby Kaczanowski, Gull Lake H.S., Richland, MI

Patrick Kail, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Sean Kiernan, Marietta, GA

Donny Lavrenz, Waukesha North H.S., Waukesha, WI

Mason Leming, Air Academy H.S., Colorado Springs, CO

Jacob Lubbers, Reeths Puffer H.S., Twin Lake, MI

Matthew Martini, Adlai E. Stevenson H.S., Long Grove, IL

David Marvel, Woodbridge H.S., Bridgeville, DE

Tyler McDaniel, Ft. Mill H.S. , Ft. Mill, SC

Kaylee Montgomery, Center Grove H.S., Greenwood, IN

Michael Nedvidek, Kennesaw Mountain H.S., Kennesaw, GA

Connor Pack, Bear Creek H.S., Lakewood, CO

Richard Paull, J.P. Stevens H.S., Edison, NJ

Alison Sancken, Pontiac Township H.S., Saunemin, IL

David Schaefer, Bellevue East H.S., Bellevue, NE

Tanner Smith, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Richmond, TX

Luke Snell, Fruita Monument H.S., Fruita, CO

Nick Swope, Berkner H.S., Richardson, TX

Tamara Vaughn, Santa Fe H.S., High Springs, FL

Michelle Wagner, Ayala H.S., Chino Hills, CA

Douglas Wirtz, Roswell H.S., Roswell, GA

Robert Wolf, Norwell H.S., Ossian, IN

Corey Wunderlich, Warren Local H.S., Fleming, OH

Dominic Zanaboni, Marionville H.S., Aurora, MO


Horn / Mellophone

Razik Ahmed, Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Michael Allen, Talawanda H.S., Oxford, OH

Scott Brown, Mooresville H.S., Mooresville, IN

Kevin Carlson, Carmel H.S., Carmel, IN

Chelsea Chippendale, Central H.S., Keller, TX

Tyler Corley, White Oak H.S., Longview, TX

Kelsey Ferneau, Urbandale Middle School, Urbandale, IA

Clayton Gilbert, Pace H.S., Pace, FL

Sydney Hawkins, Gainesville, FL

Julia Hosch, Highland Park H.S., Dallas, TX

Michael Ichter, Newman Smith H.S., Carrollton, TX

Austin Kitch, Moore H.S., Moore, OK

Kyle Kraft, South Brunswick H.S., Robbinsville, NJ

Kurtis Lutz, West Allegheny H.S., Oakdale, PA

Rachel Miller, Blaine, MN

Carolynn Motz, Langham Creek H.S., Houston, TX

Michael Nation, Highland Park H.S., Dallas, TX

Nicole Presley, Milford H.S., Milford, OH

Rachel Quitevis, Berkner H.S., Richardson, TX

Brian Seemann, Hunterdon Central Reg. H.S., Whitehouse Station, NJ

John Sieppel, Roswell H.S., Roswell, GA

Brandon Shaw, Air Academy H.S., Colorado Springs, CO

Branden Surgnier, Olathe, KS


Trombone

Alexis Bennett, Centerville H.S., Centerville, OH

Andrew Boss, Reeths-Puffer H.S., Muskegon, MI

Aaron Buede, Conner H.S., Hebron, KY

Zack Call, Davis H.S., Kaysville, UT

Zach Crowley, South Brunswick H.S., Kendall Park, NJ

Jacob Carter, Berkner H.S., Richardson, TX

Kathleen DeAmico, Oswego East H.S., Aurora, IL

Matt Geisen, Sycamore H.S., Blue Ash, OH

Tyler Hale, Cloudcroft, NM

Thomas Heathcock, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Drew Herchko, Norwin Senior H.S., North Huntingdon, PA

Tyler Johnson, Brookville H.S., Brookville, OH

Andy Kolpitcke, Centerville H.S. Centerville, OH

Jasmine Lau, Irvine, CA

Justin Madden, Conner H.S., Hebron, KY

Justice Mann, North Buncombe H.S., Weaverville, NC

Francisco Marquez, Santa Paula Union H.S., Santa Paula, CA

Brad Marvin, Berkner H.S., Richardson, TX

Weston Olencki, Woodruff H.S., Spartanburg, SC

Andrew Rainwater, Orlando, FL

Aaron Rice, Bryant H.S., Bryant, AR

Kelsey Robinson, Hanford West H.S., Hanford, CA

Cameron Sanders, Jacksonville H.S., South Jacksonville, IL

Chris Schott, Olathe East H.S., Plathe, KS

Zach Stephens, Berkner H.S., Richardson, TX

Daniel Torres, Ravenwood H.S., Brentwood, TN

Valerie Wasson, Estes Park H.S., Estes Park, CO

Joseph Wells, Avon H.S., Avon, IN


Euphonium / Baritone

Nick Adams, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Felix Caserta, Jr., De La Salle H.S., Chalmette, LA

Rocco Duranti, Mt. Lebanon H.S., Pittsburgh, PA

Brenda Falk, South Brunswick H.S., Dayton, NJ

John Fiocca, Lincoln-Way North H.S., Tinley Park, IL

Gary Garvin, Carlton J. Kell H.S., Woodstock, GA

Jonathan Gay, Richmond Hill H.S., Richmond Hill, GA

Jeff Giuliana, Norwin Senior H.S., North Huntingdon, PA

Kayla MacLennan, Greensburg-Salem H.S., Greensburg, PA

Elizabeth Newhauser, Homestead H.S., Sunnyvale, CA

Thomas Paradiso, Powder Springs, GA

Thomas Piotrowski, Columbus, IN

Mick Wooden, Roebuck, SC

Teresa Wright, Mooresville H.S., Camby, IN

Arlen Forsstrom, Cerritos H.S., Cerritos, CA


Tuba

Jordan Coker, Hillgrove H.S., Powder Springs, GA

Devon Cristofaro, HIllgrove H.S., Powder Springs, GA

Zachary Daniel, Hillgrove H.S., Marietta, GA

Zach Dykeman, Berkner H.S., Richardson, TX

Daniel Herrick, Columbus North H.S., Columbus, IN

Nicholas Jobe, Carroll H.S., Dayton, OH

Kevin King, Loch Raven H.S., Towson, MD

Jared Littleton, Broad Ripple H.S., Indianapolis, IN

Alex Lucier, Bellevue, NE

Benjamin Mehlan, Paxton-Buckley-Loda H.S., Paxton, IL

Dylan Moore, Springfield H.S., Maumee, OH

Karleen Moran, Burroughs H.S., Ridgecrest, CA

Nicholas Narlock, Bellevue West H.S., Bellevue, NE

Robert Sakhnovsky, Roswell H.S., Roswell, GA

Reagan Wallace, Newman Smith H.S., Carrollton, TX

Matthew Wolf, South Brunswick H.S., Kendall Park, NJ

Peter Woodruff, Hilliard Darby H.S., Galloway, OH


Bass Guitar

Brenton Fowler, Powder Springs, GA


Percussion

• Bass Drum

Christopher Adkins, Jenks H.S., Jenks, OK

Richard Caschera III, Loyalsock Township H.S., Williamsport, PA

Adam Cramsey, Whitehall H.S., Whitehall, PA

Joseph Ketterer, Nottingham H.S.,Mercerville, NJ

Robbie Lindsey, Blue Valley West H.S., Olathe, KS

Wesley Odum, Millbrook H.S., Raleigh, NC

Robert Phillips, Mountain Ridge H.S., Glendale, AZ

Andrew te Pas, El Toro H.S., Lake Forest, CA

Colin Williams, Wakefield H.S., Raleigh, NC

• Cymbals

David Culver, Mukwonago H.S., Mukwonago, WI

Brian Enderli, Pontiac Township H.S., Pontiac, IL

Ethan Guilbeau, Lafayette H.S., Lafayette, LA

Christian Matson, Burroughs H.S., Ridgecrest, CA

Dilon Reynolds, Durand H.S., Durand, MI

• Snare

Blake Bork, Dr. Phillips H.S., Orlando, FL

Kennedy Carey, Chesterfield, VA

Dean Georgeton, Friendswood H.S., Friendswood, TX

John Mangini, Bishop Watterson H.S., Columbus, OH

Trey Brown, Westmoore H.S., Oklahoma City, OK

Tyler Martin, Westmoore H.S., Oklahoma City, OK

Kyle Nelson, Lamar Consolidated H.S., Rosenberg, TX

Stephen Prather, Jeffersonville H.S., Jeffersonvile, IN

Jacob Garber, Morton H.S., Morton, IL

Scott Silva, Kennesaw, GA

John Suomu, Jr., Dr. Phillips H.S., Orlando, FL

Matthew Wirtz, Roswell H.S., Roswell, GA

• Tenors

Mark Baksh, Hillgrove H.S., Powder Springs, GA

Brad Cicchillo, The Woodlands College Park H.S., The Woodlands, TX

Tim McCurry, The Woodlands H.S.,The Woodlands, TX

Garrett Robinson, Oswego H.S., Oswego, NY

Josh Russell, Lakewood Ranch H.S., Bradenton, FL


Drum Majors

Jonathan Cao, McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN

Mike Roche, South Brunswick H.S., Monmouth Junction, NJ

Tania Schmitfranz Alma H.S., Alam, AR

Taylor Watts, Harrison H.S., Kennesaw, GA

Alex Wright, Fort Zumwalt North H.S., O'Fallon, MO


Flag

Valeria Alvarez, Miami Killian Sr. H.S., Miami, FL

Adrianna Bierschenk

Karla Espinoza, Miami Killian Sr. H.S., Miami, FL

Sarah Gahm, Pontiac Township H.S., Saunemin, IL

Nicole Gamerl, Miami Killian Sr. H.S., Miami, FL

Danielle Geier, Morton H.S., Morton, IL

Sara Goddu, Somerset H.S., Somerset, MA

Rebecca Goolsby

Nicole Graham, Pontiac Township H.S., Pontiac, IL

Anna Hammond

Katie Hausman

Taisha Heriquez, Miami Killian Sr. H.S., Miami, FL

Katy Hernandez, Miami Killian Sr. H.S., Miami, FL

Lily Hurr, West Johnston H.S., Garner, NC

Jeleesa Levy, McEachern H.S., Powder Springs, GA

Alyson Liszewski, Yough H.S., Herminie, PA

Caroline Marshbanks

Katie McEntire, Waubonsie Valley H.S., Aurora, IL

Jillian Nyberg, West Johnston H.S., Willow Springs, NC

Jane Pickens, West Johnston H.S., Angier, NC

Karry Pomes, Miami Killian Sr. H.S., Miami, FL

Mary Beth Reynolds, Bourbon County H.S., Carlisle, KY

Mackenna Richardson

Samantha Richardson

Brittany Rohan, Miami Killian Sr. H.S., Miami, FL

Natalie Rosa, Miami Killian Sr. H.S., Miami, FL

Lianet Sarduy, Miami Killian Sr. H.S., Miami, FL

Danielle Shea, Miami Killian Sr. H.S., Miami, FL

Casey Sperrazza

Kayla Taylor, Westfield H.S., Carmel, IN

Emily Townsend, Lamar Consolidated H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Erika Wiechers, Westfield H.S., Westfield, IN


Dance

Haley Adams, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Taylor Chambers, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Aleesha Chavez, Cibola H.S., Yuma, AZ

Torri Clark, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Shannon Colborne, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Naiomy DeLaRocha, Cibola H.S., Yuma, AZ

Lauren Duckworth, William B. Travis H.S., Richmond, TX

Mallory Elmore, Norwell H.S., Bluffton, IN

Kristen Flores, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Leah Girard, Canton H.S., Canton, MI

Julia Jonas, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Mariah Mackay, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Sami Mason, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Alyssa Matus, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Nadine Obeid, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Pamla Parker, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Danielle Perez, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Paige Pyle, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Shayna Santos, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Ali Specht, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Ashley Tran, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Houston, TX

Caitlin Tredway, Travis H.S., Richmond, TX

Brittany Westerman, Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX

Monday, February 21, 2011

Evaluators and Clinicians

This page houses information and downloads for evaluators and clinicians. Check back often for more information.

Music for All Travel Manual for Evaluators and Clinicians

2018 Bands of America Fall Championships - Preferred Airports

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2011 Jazz Band of America Personnel

Part of the Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha

Congratulations to the 2011 Jazz Band of America (listed alphabetically):

Jake Abernathie – Baritone Saxophone, Yucaipa H.S., Yucaipa, California

Will Bridges – Alto Saxophone, North Broward Preparatory School, Lauderhill, Florida

Matt Bumgardner – Trombone, Mount Si H.S., North Bend, Washington

Walter Cano – Trumpet, Henry M. Jackson H.S., Lynnwood, Washington

Kai Devitt-Lee – Guitar, Healdsburg H.S., Healdsburg, California

Arjun Dube – Drums, Holmdel H.S., Holmdel, New Jersey

Omree Gal-Oz – Piano, Gunn H.S., Palo Alto, California

Khiyon Hursey – Alto Saxophone, Sprayberry H.S., Kennesaw, Georgia

Ross Kratter – Bass, Commack H.S., Dix Hills, New York

Sean McCusker – Trombone, Lower Moreland H.S., Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania

Chris Palowitch – Bass Trombone, Amador Valley H.S., Pleasanton, California

Robert Rivero –Trumpet, Miami Killian Senior H.S., Miami, Florida

Enrique Sanchez – Trumpet, Osceola County School of the Arts, Kissimmee, Florida

Robin Seitz – Trumpet, Sunset H.S., Portland, Oregon

John Sheard – Tenor Saxophone, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Jacksonville, Florida

Robert Sheppard – Tenor Saxophone, Amador Valley H.S., Pleasanton, California

Joshua Shpak – Trumpet, Northgate H.S., Walnut Creek, California

Ashton Summers – Trombone, Beaverton H.S., Portland, Oregon

I wanted to thank BOA for giving me the experience of a lifetime.
Jennifer Pfeffer
Wauwatosa West H.S., WI


It was the most amazing musical experience I have ever had, to work with such amazing musicians, teachers, and people. It has completely changed my outlook on music and on life. Thank you so much for providing such an amazing, exhilarating and life-changing opportunity.
Allison Picini
Chantilly H.S., VA

I learned more than I ever thought possible! I worked with the most amazing staff of adults ever put in front of me. I have formed friendships I know I will cherish for a lifetime.
Elise Pezzi
Tates Creek H.S., Lexington, Kentucky


Wow. Words cannot describe how great an experience this was. This is definitely one of the best, if not the best, weeks of my life.
Cameron

I wanted to thank all of BOA for giving Heather the most wonderful experience in her lifetime so far! She has used the words “awesome” to describe not only being involved in the parade but to all the people who were there teaching and lecturing and to all the “New Friends” she had met. She didn't want to come home!
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Atkinson
Heather Hewko, daughter
West Johnston H.S., NC


Thanks for including parents in this wonderful adventure which seemed to us like living in a lovely musical fairy tale. Our daughter had the time of her life musically, made many new friends, and treasures her memories, as do we. Apprehensive about meeting so many strangers, she called us the first night and could hardly contain her excitement, said it was a thrill beyond description to play music with such talent!
Rick and Laura Parsons
Sarah Parsons, daughter
London H.S., OH


I don't know how to begin to say thank you for what was an unbelievable experience at the Rose Parade. Our son is still on the ceiling. He's tired, and he had to go back to school today, but he feels like he was on the moon and just came back!
Steve and Karen Wolff
Alex Wolff, son
Mandan H.S., ND


What a wonderful, terrific, fantastic, super trip for the Honor band members and families alike! We are so grateful for the experience of a lifetime that you gave our daughter.
Fred and Val Picini
Allison Picini, daughter
Chantilly H.S., VA


Our son celebrated his 18th birthday in Pasadena with the Honor Band. He said that this was the best trip/experience he has ever had. He has had the opportunity to do many things. He's been to Honduras two summers and worked on mission teams. He traveled to Copanhagen, Denmark this past August as a Foreign Exchange student, and he's traveled to many BOA Regional Championships throughout the US as well as the Grand Nationals. When Lee says this is the best, he has much to compare it to.
Lindy Marshall
Lee Marshall, son
West Johnston H.S., NC


I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the opportunity BOA gave to my daughter, as well as me, my husband, our other daughter, my parents and niece. We all came out to see the parade and share the experience. This is something we will never forget, especially Samantha. She learned a lot about herself during the week in California. She misses being there with all her new family and hopes to stay connected with the friends she made out there.
Lauretta Warner
Samantha Warner, daughter
Harrison H.S., GA


WOW! What an awesome presence the BOA Honor Band had in the Rose Bowl parade. I was so proud of all the students and BOA staff just watching it from my living room. I can only imagine how impressive it was live. My daughter had the time of her life. She is still telling us stories of how much fun she had and how much the whole experience meant to her.
Don Spicer
Rita Spicer, daughter
Stephen F. Austin H.S., TX


BOA is a phenomenal program, from the competitions, to the two summer camps my son has been to at Illinois State, to the Rose Parade. It is a great learning experience and has aided him greatly in his music, his marching and his leadership.
Douglas R. Wozniak
Atlanta, GA


The BOA Honor Band's outstanding performance in the Rose Parade was absolutely, hands-down, take-no-prisoners, storm-the-barricades, knock-the-walls-down, glorious!
Mary Catherine Hiller
Event Coordinator
George Dome, Atlanta

Watch Live, January 1, 2013, 8:00 a.m. PST.

The Rose Parade is broadcast live in the US beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST, on Tuesday January 1, 2013. Please find a listing of the Tournament of Roses® Parade broadcast partners here.

Coverage from Southern California!

Watch all of the videos on the BOA Honor Band Tournament of Roses® Playlist! 

 Watch a special message from Bob Buckner, Director of the 2013 BOA Honor Band.

Music for All’s Bands of America Honor Band has been invited to perform in the 124th annual Tournament of Roses Parade, January 1, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The Bands of America Honor Band will feature 300 outstanding high school student musicians and color guard performers, selected from band programs across the country by recorded audition.

“We envision a national ensemble featuring students from all 50 of the United States of America,” says Eric L. Martin, President and CEO of Music for All.

The 2013 BOA Honor Band of America will be directed by Bob Buckner, who recently retired as director of the Western Carolina University “Pride of the Mountains” Marching Band. Mr. Buckner is an award-winning, nationally-recognized band director, drill and visual designer, clinician and adjudicator.

This will mark the third time Music for All’s Bands of America Honor Band has performed in the Tournament of Roses Parade. The BOA Honor Band also performed in the Tournament of Roses Parade in 2005 and in 2009, when it was a part of the President’s Award-winning entry created with NAMM and Sesame Street Workshop. The band members, selected by audition, will meet for the first time in Southern California, December 27, 2012, to prepare for performances in the Tournament of Roses BandFest field show and Rose Parade®.

Download the full press release and photos of the 2009 BOA Honor Band.

View more information about the Rose Parade®

Thank you to our partners for their support of the 2013 BOA Honor Band:

  • Yamaha Corporation of America – National Presenting Sponsor, custom drums and marching brass 
  • FJM – Official Uniform Sponsor, the 2013 BOA Honor Band proudly wears uniforms by FJM
  • Vic Firth – Associate Sponsor, drumline sticks and ear protection for all band members
  • Remo – Associate Sponsor, Rose Parade drumheads
  • SmartMusic – Associate Sponsor, provided audition and practice tool for Honor Band members
  • DSI – Providing the marching shoes for the 2013 Honor Band members

Watch a video montage of the 2009 BOA Honor Band in the Rose Parade®.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Color Guard Instructor Academy

Color Guard Instructor Academy
at the Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha

Join Us in 2016

2016 Music for All Summer Symposium
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
June 27 - July 2, 2016 • Leadership Weekend June 25-26

Color Guard Instructor Academy STEP it up!

STEP

S – Skills                                            
T – Teaching Techniques
E – Elements of Design
P – Professionalism

The Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha, brings you the absolute best to provide a comprehensive experience. It’s a total experience, with something for every instructor, from the most experienced to the younger teacher at the start of his or her career.

Music for All offers tools that will allow you to achieve peak performance personally and for your ensembles. This is the place to get a head start on next year’s thinking. Make connections, get new ideas and learn new strategies.

 

Music for All’s Color Guard Instructor Academy provide professional development for your adjunct staff. We are committed to assuring that ethics and leadership are part of the resources we provide to teachers. Our specialist programs go beyond pedagogy to include discussion, resources and guidance on professional ethics, program administration, student leadership development, communicating with parents and school staff and how to reach today’s iY generation.

The redesigned Color Guard Instructor Academy is perfect for Color Guard instructors at all points in their career. From the beginning instructor to the seasoned veteran who likes to stay current, the Color Guard Instructor Academy gives instructors the chance to STEP it up in the following areas: Developing skills in both equipment and dance; enhancing and refining teaching techniques; exploring elements of design in choreography, equipment, and staging; and solidifying a professionalism that will benefit the instructors, and their color guard programs.

The Academy will include:

•    Differentiated instruction on all pieces of equipment
•    Movement classes that break down the basics and inspire choreography ideas
•    Hands-on methods courses
•    Private consultation session to discuss upcoming fall/winter shows
•    The chance to observe or join in on the student color guard classes taught by some of the finest instructors in the activity
•    Small group session with Carolina Crown’s color guard and staff
•    Detailed discussion on all things‘equipment’including taping, weighting, and designing what your color guard will spin
•    A week of classes that are tailored to the needs of the participants
•    Collaboration with color guard instructors, adjudicators, and band directors from across the country

Download Flyer

Certificate of Attendance

Music for All will provide a Certificate of Attendance to two-time participants of the Percussion Specialist Academy and Color Guard Instructor Academy, certifying that a person has attended two years of the Summer Symposium Academy.

Carolina Crown In Residence

2013 DCI World Champions Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps will be in residence, with sessions featuring the corps members and instructional staff. Carolina Crown’s color guard will also present feature sessions for the color guard students.

Peer-to-Peer Networking

Network with other instructors and experts who share your passion for teaching music, both in and out of the classroom. Meals and director social events are valuable times for relaxing, catching up and getting new ideas for your own program.

Professional Development

MFA knows that continuing education and ongoing professional development is important. Music for All can certify your participation in the Summer Symposium to satisfy professional development requirements. Graduate Credit is also available for directors wishing to register for it through Ball State University.

Dream Team Faculty

The faculty includes many of today’s most respected and successful color guard instructors; plus connection time with the staff and members of Carolina Crown.

Great Facilities

Participants will stay in an outstanding residence hall on the Ball State campus, featuring state-of-the-art technology and environmentally friendly design and construction. Ball State also features free Wifi campus- wide.

Deep discount for college students and teachers in their first three years of teaching

Attend the full week for just $350! Includes tuition; housing and meals; concerts; and notebook of resources. That’s more than 30% off the regular price! Qualified participants can get that price by registering at any time before May 21. If you prefer to commute to camp, save even more with the commuter price of just $165 for College students/young teachers, which includes tuition, lunches, nightly concerts and the symposium notebook of resources.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Percussion Specialist Academy

Percussion Specialist Academy
at the Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha

Join Us in 2016

2016 Music for All Summer Symposium
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
June 27 - July 2, 2016 • Leadership Weekend June 25-26

WOW! Percussion Specalist Academy

W – World class immersion in relevant concepts

O – Ownership in all aspects of a modern, educational environment

W – Winning concepts for the modern percussion specialist and program
 

What is WOW?

It’s WORLD class immersion in relevant concepts, OWNERSHIP in all aspects of a modern, educational environment and WINNING concepts for the modern percussion specialist and program.

The WOW Percussion Specialist Academy, in its first year, was named a Pinnacle Silver Medal Winner for Best Educational Program!

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Get a head start!

Music for All offers tools that will allow you to achieve peak performance personally and for your ensembles.

Hone your craft.

Work with some of the current rock stars of the Marching, Concert Percussion, Drum Set and Hand Drumming World.

Examples of our programming include but are not limited to:

• Branding Your Program
• Ethics and Professional Development
• The RIGHT Gear
• Starting a Successful Winter Program
• Sampling 101
• The Concert Percussion Secret
• De-Mystifying the Yamaha 01V mixer*
• Hand Drumming
• The Digital Audio Workstation
• The History of Percussion and Essential Literature
• Creating Sponsorship Opportunities
• Indoor and Outdoor Staging
• Preventative Medicine for the Drummer in You
• Winter Percussion Design and Orchestration
• Essential Composition Techniques for Outdoor
• “Mic”ing Made Easy
• The Fundamentals of Running Sound, EQ and Other Essential Plug-Ins

*Receive hands-on training with our newly developed Yamaha O1V96i lab, a sound reinforcement essential for every band director and percussion instructor. No experience needed – if you manage a marching band or percussion ensemble, this course is for you! Take the mystery out of digital mixing, analog mixing, microphones, signal flow, and cable management. Learn real world techniques that can be applied to your program today!

Deep discount for college students and teachers in their first three years of teaching

Attend the full week for just $350! Includes tuition; housing and meals; concerts; and notebook of resources. That’s more than  30% off the regular price! Qualified participants can get that price by registering at any time before May 21. If you prefer to commute to camp, save even more with the commuter price of just $165 for College students/young teachers, which includes tuition, lunches, nightly concerts and the symposium notebook of resources.

The Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha, brings you the absolute best to provide a comprehensive experience. It’s a total experience, with something for every instructor, from the most experienced to the younger teacher at the start of his or her career.

Music for All offers tools that will allow you to achieve peak performance personally and for your ensembles. This is the place to get a head start on next year’s thinking. Make connections, get new ideas and learn new strategies.

Carolina Crown In Residence

2013 DCI World Champions Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps will be in residence, with sessions featuring the corps members and instructional staff. Carolina Crown’s color guard will also present feature sessions for the guard students.

Peer-to-Peer Networking
Network with other instructors and experts who share your passion for teaching music, both in and out of the classroom. Meals and director social events are valuable times for relaxing, catching up and getting new ideas for your own program.

Professional Development
MFA knows that continuing education and ongoing professional development is important. Music for All can certify your participation in the Summer Symposium to satisfy professional development requirements. Graduate Credit is also available for directors wishing to register for it through Ball State University.

Dream Team Faculty
The faculty includes many of today’s most respected and successful percussion instructors; plus connection time with the staff and members of Carolina Crown.

Great Facilities
Participants will stay in an outstanding residence hall on the Ball State campus, featuring state-of-the-art technology and environmentally friendly design and construction. Ball State also features free Wifi campus-wide.

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Percussion Specialist faculty includes:

Michael McIntosh
Yamaha, Zildjian artist
Symposium Percussion Coordinator

Ruben Alvarez
Northwestern University, Roosevelt
University;
Vic Firth, Zildjian, Remo Artist

Tom Aungst
Dartmouth Public School System, MA;
Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps;
Yamaha, Vic Firth, Zildjian and Remo Artist

Dr. David Collier
Director of Percussion Studies Illinois
State University; Yamaha Artist

Dr. Nathan Daughtrey
Composer, recording artist, educator;
High Point University; Yamaha, Vic Firth and Zildjian Artist

Thom Hannum
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Vic Firth and Zildjian Artist

Steve Houghton
Indiana University; Yamaha, Vic Firth,
Zildjian, Remo Artist

Ian Grom
Percussion composer/arranger; Chino
Hills H.S., CA; Pulse Percussion; Yamaha,
Vic Firth, Zildjian, Remo Artist

John Kilkenny
George Mason University, VA
Yamaha, Vic Firth, Zildjian, Remo Artist

Tony Nunez
South Hills H.S., Arcadia H.S., CA
Music City Mystique, Phantom
Regiment, Blue Knights, Mandarins
Drum and Bugle Corps
Yamaha and Vic Firth artist

Chad Wyman
Carolina Crown; Band Director,
Hicksville Public Schools, NY; Vic Firth Artist


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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Middle School/Young Teacher Academy

at the Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha

The Summer Symposium Middle School/Young Teacher Track is designed to deliver a curriculum that will arm middle school teachers and young music educators with the tools they need to provide their students with a positively life-changing experience. The typical model for middle schools in America is a three-year program (6th, 7th and 8th grade). Unfortunately, three years is also the typical career-span for young music educators. Most recent studies show that America is on the verge of a major shortage of qualified music educators. Through a three-year curriculum, the Middle School/ Young Teacher Track at the Summer Symposium will provide a “hands on” education that will prepare young teachers to thrive, not just survive!

Music for All offers all three course phases of the track – those attending for the first, second, third time or more. Those who attended the previous two middle school tracks can build upon those experiences with the Year 3 offerings, while Year 1 and 2 courses are also offered. The experience will be realistic and taught by experienced and successful practitioners from a range of programs and settings, including small school, low budget, urban and rural situations. Our curriculum will begin with a year-by-year approach, adding content and subject matter each year. Whether you come for one year or more, the information will be invaluable.

In addition to the Middle School/Young Teacher curriculum, your experience includes: Summer Symposium general curriculum

  • World class concerts and musical experiences
  • Networking with the finest music educators in the country
  • Professional development certification from MFA
  • Opportunity to register for Graduate Credit through Ball State University. The graduate credit fee and course requirements are different than previous years. Please carefully review the information provided at the link to the BSU website.

Who Should Attend?

  • Experienced middle school teachers looking for a fresh approach and new ideas
  • Recent graduates and young teachers
  • High school teachers looking to create a unified philosophy with their feeder program.

Year 1 “Nuts and Bolts”

The first year curriculum will deal with the nuts and bolts of teaching 6th graders in a middle school setting. In a nutshell, we will fill the gap to teach you what you didn’t learn in college!

Year 2 “Ensemble”

The second year curriculum will focus on the challenges that accompany the ensemble experience. From solo and ensemble contest to taking a band to festival, year two can be a roller coaster ride. We will equip you to make it the ride of a lifetime!

Year 3 “Maximizing The Middle School Experience”

The third year curriculum will focus on both maximizing your student’s middle school experience, as well as helping you to prepare them for the journey to high school.

Download the Directors' Academy Flyer

Download a sample Director's Academy schedule from the 2012 Symposium

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Residence Halls

Ball State University

Students and Directors attending the Music for All Summer Symposium will stay in renovated, state-of-the art residence halls. Participants will stay in either Park Hall, the DeHority Complex or Kinghorn Hall.

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Park Hall, an environmentally friendly facility, opened in fall 2007. It boasts beautiful two-story lounges with open staircases, and its rich woodwork and fireplaces with plenty of couches and chairs offer a cozy feel. Learn more about Park Hall, and see an exterior photo of Park Hall.

 

dehority_exteriorDeHority Complex is newly renovated and opened in fall 2009. DeHority is conveniently located near several academic buildings found on campus. Its state-of-the art technology and environmentally-friendly construction make it a fitting home for its student residents. Learn more about the DeHority Complex.

 

kinghorn_exteriorKinghorn Hall is the newest residence hall on the Ball State campus. It also features state-of-the art technology and environmentally-friendly design and construction. Learn more about Kinghorn Hall.

 

noyer_exteriorWith stackable furniture, advanced laundry facilities, computer labs, fitness rooms, different room types, and other services available in the residence halls, Klipple Hall (Noyer Complex) is a popular place to live on campus. Learn more about Klipple Hall.

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