Four State Band Festival

May 5, 2022


Event Date: Thursday, May 5th 2022

Location: Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

Registration: Directors may nominate students HERE. Registration is due by 3/18/2022.

Cost: $20 per student accepted, band lists will be published by 3/25/2022.

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


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Dr. J. Eric Wilson, Professor of Ensembles and Conducting, has been Director of Bands at Baylor University since 2006. He provides administrative leadership for all aspects of the band program, conducts the Wind Ensemble, and teaches and oversees undergraduate and graduate conducting curricula. Dr. Wilson is Past-President of the Big 12 Band Directors Association and current President of the College Band Directors National Association Southwestern Division. He was recently elected into the American Bandmasters Association and honored as Outstanding Professor for Tenured Teaching by Baylor University in 2014. 

Dr. Wilson is in high demand as conducting clinician and adjudicator. He has directed numerous honor bands and conducted his own groups at TMEA, CBDNA, and The Midwest Clinic conventions. Prior to joining the Baylor faculty, he served twelve years on the faculty of Abilene Christian University. Dr. Wilson holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from ACU. Prior to his university appointments, Dr. Wilson taught in the Texas public school system.

 

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Tiffany J. Galus is assistant professor of music in bands at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and associate director of IU athletic bands. She has a comprehensive background in the arts as an educator, conductor, performer, producer, and media creator.

Galus earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting degree from The University of Texas at Austin as a student of Jerry Junkin. A native of northern Indiana, Galus also holds a Master of Music in Wind Conducting and a Bachelor of Music Education from the Jacobs School of Music, where she studied conducting with Stephen W. Pratt, Jeffrey D. Gershman, Eric M. Smedley, and Paul W. Popiel, in addition to studying trombone with Peter Ellefson, Carl Lenthe, and M. Dee Stewart.

 

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Kevin Day is an American whose music has been characterized by “propulsive, syncopated rhythms, colorful orchestration, and instrumental virtuosity,” (Robert Kirzinger, BSO) Miami-Based Composer Kevin Day (b. 1996) has quickly emerged as one of the leading young voices in the world of music composition today, whose music ranges from powerfully introspective to joyous exuberance. Day was born in Charleston, West Virginia and is a native of Arlington, Texas. His father was a prominent hip-hop producer in the late-1980s to early 90s in Southern California, and his mother was a sought-after gospel singer from West Virginia, singing alongside the likes of Mel Torme and Kirk Franklin. Kevin Day is an internationally acclaimed composer, conductor, and pianist, whose music often intersects between the worlds of jazz, minimalism, Latin music, fusion, and contemporary classical idioms.

 

 

2022 4-State Band Roster


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