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Wind Band Invitational and Reading Clinic
  • 2014 Wind Band Invitational and New Band Music Reading Clinic 

    November 14-15, 2014, in Mees Hall


    Capital University and Stanton’s Sheet Music will welcome nearly 200 select high school band students and middle and high-school band directors from a multistate region for the annual Wind Band Invitational and New Band Music Reading Clinic November 14-15, 2014, in Mees Hall.   In its 13th year, this prestigious event connects talented high school musicians, renowned composers, conductors and music educators, and the best new concert band music for two days of rigorous reading, learning and performing the newest and most compelling selections available for concert bands.  

    Honors Wind Ensemble  

    High school musicians nominated by their band directors and selected based on recorded auditions they submit online, will form the Honors Wind Ensemble. As members of this select ensemble, students will read, learn and perform the best new concert band music from around the world at the annual Wind Band invitational and New Band Music Reading Invitational. 

     New Bank Music 

    Using their expertise, composers, conductors and longtime music educators James  Swearingen, Paula A. Crider and Barry Kopetz have chosen their picks for the best new music from hundreds of new compositions submitted by publishers worldwide.  The Honors 

    Wind Ensemble, conducted by Paula A. Crider, will perform those selections for middle and high-school band directors from a multistate region, including Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and more.
Stanton’s Sheet Music will provide a display of all the new concert band music being performed.  

    Learn More and Get Started 

    Learn more in this letter from the Director of Bands, Dr. Barry Kopetz (PDF) 

    Download the Honors Wind Ensemble Audition Requirements (PDF) 

    Download the Honors Wind Ensemble Application (PDF) 

    Download the Band Director Application (PDF)  

    Event Highlights  

    Performance by the Honors Wind Ensemble conducted by Paula A. Crider  

    • Performances by Two Guest Bands   
    •  Director’s Reading Band  
    •  Stanton’s Sheet Music Exhibit  
    •  Student Master Classes   


    Friday Evening Concert

    The Capital University Symphonic Winds, directed by Barry E. Kopetz, will appear in concert at 8 pm on Friday, November 14. The concert will feature many new selections for wind band and an appearance by guest conductor, Paula A. Crider. 

    In addition to the Honor Band and Reading Band, two guest bands (TBA) perform during the clinic.   


    All performances will be in Mees Hall of the Conservatory of Music and are open to the public and free of charge.