More than 500 high school band students are expected to visit Troy University on Feb. 1-3 for the 45th annual Southeastern United States (SEUS) Clinic and Honor Band.
Participants, who predominantly come from schools in Alabama, Georgia and Florida, will receive instruction from internationally recognized clinicians, enjoy concerts from Troy University ensembles and guest bands, have the opportunity to perform in Gold, Crimson or Silver Honor Bands and audition for scholarship opportunities.
“This music education weekend will feature a variety of events including concerts, rehearsals, scholarship auditions and music education clinics,” said Dr. Carla Gallahan, executive director of the Clinic. “Each of these events is designed to provide an educational and enriching music experience for all participants.”
The Troy University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Dave Camwell, will kick off the clinic with a performance at 9:30 a.m., Feb. 1, in the Claudia Crosby Theater. The Leon High School Symphonic Band, under the direction of Lee Commander, will perform at 2 p.m., Feb. 1 in the Claudia Crosby Theater.
Performances on Feb. 2 will include: Woodland High School Wind Symphony, under the direction of Eric Willoughby, at 11 a.m., the Georgia Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. David Gregory, at 4 p.m., and the Troy University Symphony Band, under the direction of Dr. Mark Walker, at 8 p.m. All concerts will take place in the Claudia Crosby Theater.
A concert by the Honors Bands will close out the clinic at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 3 in the Claudia Crosby Theater.
Quincy Hilliard will serve as composer-in-residence for the clinic. Hilliard has been recognized on numerous occasions with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers award. He was among a select group of composers to write music for the 1996 Olympics. He currently serves as composer-in-residence and the Heymann Endowed Professor of Music at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette.
Guest conductors include: Joseph Hermann, retired from Tennessee Tech University, Dr. Ashley Jarrell of the University of North Georgia, Chris Harmon of L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas, and Anthony Vittore of Elmore County High School.