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.
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 Monday, December 4, 2023. There is an $100 registration fee for invited students, which covers lunch and dinner as well as activities for the weekend. Students will receive information on how to process payment once they have registered.
Saturday 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.
Kelijah Dunton is a New York-based composer who has enjoyed a short but prolific musical background starting in his high school years. He studied alto saxophone through school and continues to be an active performer with New York City’s own Metropolitan Music Community. Without formal composition training, Kelijah has only recently embarked on his composition career, persevering as he learns from his musical peers and experiences.
Director of Bands
Timothy J. Robblee | Conductor
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.
Director of Athletic Bands
Shaun C. Evans | Conductor
Shaun Evans is Shenandoah University’s first director of athletic bands. As such, he leads the university’s marching band, which launched in the fall of 2022. Evans comes to Shenandoah with varied experience at the university and secondary levels, not only instructing bands, but also crafting marching band arrangements and drills and conducting clinics and workshops.
The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” has been the premier musical organization of the U.S. Army since 1922 when Army Chief of Staff General of the Armies John J. “Black Jack” Pershing directed that the band be organized, built on the tradition of the European military bands he had heard during the First World War. “Pershing’s Own” provides music support for the leadership of the United States, to include all branches of government, and to a wide spectrum of national and international events in support of Soldiers and their Families, public diplomacy, memorial affairs, community and international relations, and recruiting initiatives.
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.