May 4, 2023

Event Date: Thursday, May 4th 2023

Location: Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

Nomination: Directors may nominate students HERE. Nominations due by 3/10/2023.

Cost: $25 per student accepted, band lists will be published after the nomination deadline.

The Four State Honor Band Festival is a unique opportunity for talented high school wind and percussion musicians. This event focuses on creating a great musical experience in a supportive, collaborative environment. Our guest artists are world-class musicians and fantastic educators, and will provide a memorable and enriching day of music making for your students!

Meet Our 2022 Clinicians

Dr. Patricia Cornett is the Director of Bands at Temple University where she conducts the Wind Symphony and teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting. Prior to joining the faculty at Temple, she was Director of Bands at Cal State Fullerton where she conducted the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds, and taught courses in conducting and music education.
Dr. Cornett was also a high school band director for five years in New England. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan, Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, and Bachelor of Music dual degree in music education and saxophone performance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.





Dr. Nicholas P. Waldron is the Associate Director of Bands at Cal Poly, where he oversees the Mustang Marching Band, all athletic pep bands, and the Wind Orchestra. He also teaches course in music theory and music education. Dr. Waldron completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree with honors in Wind Conducting at the University of Kansas School of Music where he studied with Dr. Paul W. Popiel in 2019. Dr. Waldron holds a Master of Music Degree and a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Indiana University, where he studied conducting with Stephen W. Pratt and bassoon with William Ludwig and Kathleen McLean.



For additional information, contact us or call (620) 235-4466.