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

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Through Dec. 13th

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Meeting the Standards with Your Concert Programming

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  • The purpose of the clinic is to provide a look at how the National Standards can be used to improve the performance of wind bands in rehearsal and concerts. Specifically, this clinic will focus on three areas: Reviewing or introducing those in attendance to the National Standards and their purpose; Using questions to focus rehearsal time on better performances; and, a discussion of selected wind band literature to provide a unit of study for students.
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  • Christopher P. Heidenreich was appointed as the Director of Bands at the University of Michigan-Flint in the fall of 2009. In 2006-2009, he served as Associate Director of Bands at Youngstown State University and Director of the YSU “Marching Pride.” He began teaching public school in Ohio in 1989 and served as Director of Bands at Lancaster High School, Lancaster, Ohio, from 1992-2003. While at Lancaster, his bands consistently were recognized for their excellence in both the concert hall and on the marching band field. In February 2002, he was awarded the American School Band Directors Association's “Distinguished Band Director” Award for Ohio and the North Central Region, recognizing young band directors for their achievements conducting concert and marching bands.