February 17–19, 2022

Applications for the Honor Bands are now closed. We will notify all applicants by the end of the day on Tuesday, January 18.

The UNCG School of Music and University Bands are pleased to announce the 32nd Annual Carolina Band Festival and Conductors Conference. Each year, the Festival welcomes nearly 200 high school musicians and 50 music educators to join our nationally and internationally renowned guest clinicians and UNCG music faculty in an enriching and rewarding schedule of rehearsals, master classes, clinics, and concerts.


Damien Crutcher

Concert Band

Prof. Damien Crutcher
Conductor, Detroit Community Concert Band and CEO, Crescendo Detroit
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

Eric Wilson

Symphonic Band

Dr. J. Eric Wilson
Director of Bands
Baylor University
Waco, Texas

Carolina Conductors Conference

Prof. H. Robert Reynolds
Principal Conductor
USC Thornton Wind Ensemble
Los Angeles, California


Honor Bands

High school students from every state are eligible to apply, making membership in both Honor Bands very competitive, equal to fine All-State bands. In 2020, participating students were drawn from a five state area including NC, SC, TN, VA, MD, and GA. Out-of-town students must be accompanied by their band director or by a designated parent chaperone. Students, directors, and parent chaperones will need to arrange for their own housing in Greensboro area hotels. Local residents may opt to commute. The fee for each student selected is $60, which includes the clinic fee, lunch and dinner on Friday in the UNCG Dining Hall. The deadline for the receipt of your application & recording is Thursday, January 6, 2022.

Conductors Conference

The Carolina Conductors Conference is a great opportunity to grow and develop as a conductor and musician under the guidance and inspiration of our outstanding clinicians. Sessions focusing on topics including conducting, rehearsal technique, score study, and pedagogy provide for a fulfilling and energizing environment for music educators of all experience levels. The fee for all conducting conference participants is $85, including lunch and dinner on Friday. Participants may earn one unit of North Carolina Certificate Renewal Credit.

Join us for a great weekend of music!

Health and Safety
Face coverings will be required at all times for participants. Social distancing, air exchange breaks, and air filters will also be utilized. Health and safety guidelines are subject to change based on state, local, and campus guidance.