Millikin Honor Band Festival

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 9:00am – 8:00pm

Millikin University, Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W Main Street, Decatur Il 62522

This event offers talented high school musicians a unique opportunity to learn, grow, and be inspired while rehearsing and performing with peers from around the region. Students will gain experience playing for a renowned collegiate conductor and working with expert Millikin faculty instrumentalists. This year's conductor is Corey Seapy, the new Director of Bands at Millikin University. Dr. Seapy has spent the last decade working with a variety of high school, university, and adult bands in Massachusetts, New York, and Missouri, and is excited to join the rich musical community in Decatur.

A full day of rehearsals and workshops will culminate in a spectacular Finale Concert in the Kirkland Fine Arts Center featuring the Honor Band, the Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and special guest soloist Dr. Robert Sears, Professor of Trumpet at Millikin University. 

Directors are invited to nominate up to five students to participate in the Honor Band. Students will be selected based on experience, recommendations, and grade level. Directors are cordially invited to attend two special clinics by Millikin faculty members, rehearsals throughout the day, an open rehearsal with the MSWE, lunch, and the Finale Concert!

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE YOUR STUDENTS

Registration: $20 per student (includes lunch and t-shirt)

Deadline: Monday, September 30, 2019
Results, part assignments, and music to practice will be posted on or before Monday, October 7, 2019

Contact Corey Seapy for additional information: cseapy@millikin.edu

Seapy Rehearsal

 

2019 Millikin Honor Band Schedule

8:30-9:00AM
Registration in the lobby of the Kirkland Fine Arts Center

9:00-11:15AM
Honor Band Rehearsal #1 with Dr. Corey Seapy

9:30-10:30AM
Director's Clinic #1 with Dr. Neal Smith

11:15AM-12:00PM
Lunch (provided for directors)

12:00-1:00PM
Masterclasses/Sectionals with Millikin Studio Faculty 

12:00-1:00PM
Director's Clinic #2 with Dr. Corey Seapy

1:15-2:45PM​
Honor Band Rehearsal #2 with Dr. Corey Seapy

2:45-3:15PM
Showcase Performances and Admissions Presentation/Q+A

3:15-4:00PM
Honor Band Rehearsal #3 with Dr. Neal Smith

3:15-4:15PM
Open Rehearsal with MSWE with Dr. Corey Seapy

4:15-5:00PM
Honor Band Dress Rehearsal

5:00-6:30PM
Dinner and Change

6:30-7:00PM
Honor Band Sound Check

7:00-8:00PM
Honor Band Finale Concert

featuring the 2019 Millikin Honor Band, the Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and Dr. Robert Sears, Professor of Trumpet at Millikin University

8:15-9:00PM
Post-Concert Reception

Millikin Wind, Brass, and Percussion Faculty

  • Amanda Pond, flute
  • Evan Tammen, oboe
  • David Cook, clarinet
  • Claire Taylor, bassoon
  • Perry Rask, saxophone
  • Robert Sears, trumpet
  • Stephen Burian, horn
  • Gary Shaw, trombone
  • Tim Schachtschneider, euphonium and tuba
  • Jeremy Brunk, percussion
  • Aaron Villarreal, percussion
  • Neal Smith, instrumental music education