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Online Registration Fees
The 2018 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$125 Early Bird Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st
$155 Pre-conference Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th
$90 Early Bird First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st 
$125 First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th 

College Student Rate
Through Dec. 13th

NOTE:  Anyone registered as a spouse or exhibitor will be ineligible to receive a professional development certificate/credit hours for the events attended during the conference.  

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  • Making your performances more musical through the use of various interpretative suggestions. Using "Chant Funeraire" by Gabriel Faure, discuss musical principles to enhance ensemble performance.
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  • Frank B. Wickes has served as Director of Bands at Louisiana State University since 1980. In 1999 Wickes was honored at LSU with an Alumni Professorship. In April of 1994 he was featured in the cover story of the Instrumentalist Magazine. Other honors include the Kappa Kappa Psi Distinguished Service to Music Medal, the Phi Beta Mu National Bandmaster of the Year, the Presidency of the National Band Association, The Southern Division Presidency of CBDNA, and the Presidency of the American Bandmasters Association. Wickes taught for fourteen years in the public schools of Delaware and Virginia. From 1973-1980 he served as Director of Bands at the University of Florida. The LSU Wind Ensemble under his direction has received many accolades from many notable composers and conductors such as Morton Gould, Vincent Persichetti, Karel Husa, David Maslanka, Donald Grantham, and Frederick Fennell.