The Mid-Atlantic Honor Band at Shenandoah Conservatory brings together talented musicians from the entire Mid-Atlantic region to participate in intensive ensemble playing and masterclass sessions. Students and teachers interact with a featured guest composer, special guest clinicians and Shenandoah Conservatory faculty.
Student Nomination Deadlines
- Student nominations accepted beginning Saturday, October 20, 2018
- Deadline to submit student nominations is Wednesday, November 28, 2018
- Student nominees notified of acceptance beginning on Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Students must be nominated for inclusion in the Mid-Atlantic Honor Band by their high school directors. Shenandoah faculty will review the nominations after the deadline and all nominated students will be notified of the outcome of the nomination and selection process by Wednesday, November 28, 2018.
Saturday, January 26, will feature a number of exciting clinics presented by the guest composer, guest military musicians and Shenandoah faculty oriented toward personal development. We offer certificates of participation for use with your school district toward reaccreditation. While clinics will all be scheduled on Saturday, teachers are heartily invited to attend any other rehearsals and events through the weekend.
Joel Puckett ’99 is one of the most performed composers in America. Hailed as “visionary” (Washington Post) and “an astonishingly original voice” (Philadelphia Inquirer), his music has been performed by the leading artists of our day and is consistently recognized by organizations such as the American Composers Forum, BMI, Chorus America, National Public Radio, and the American Bandmasters Association.
Meet the Directors
Timothy J. Robblee | Wind Ensemble
Dr. Robblee is the director of bands and associate professor of conducting at Shenandoah Conservatory where he guides all aspects of the wind band program, teaches conducting and conducts the Wind Ensemble and EDGE Ensemble.
Keith Taylor | Concert Band
Professor Taylor is the director of the Concert Band at Shenandoah Conservatory and is also known for his work with local schools as an adjudicator and clinician.
Providing a musical backdrop for many of the nation’s most notable events, The U.S. Army Concert Band has a worldwide reputation for extraordinary musicianship. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., The U.S. Army Concert Band has performed in concert venues such as Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Hollywood Bowl. The ensemble also participates in ongoing, educational outreach and often appears at national and international music events.
Where to Stay
Shenandoah University is located in Winchester, Virginia. The city is rich in history and offers a number of entertainment opportunities, community attractions, restaurants and more.
We’ve partnered with many local hotels that offer discounts to Shenandoah visitors, parents, students and alumni. Be sure to mention you are visiting Shenandoah University to get a discounted rate.
Contact Director of Bands Tim Robblee at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.