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The 2019 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$130 Early Bird Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st
$160 Pre-conference Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th
$95 Early Bird First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st 

College Student Rate
Through Dec. 13th

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Good Music is Good Music: Identifying Quality Repertoire for Bands of All Levels

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  • With the amount of time it takes for bands to learn a piece of music, it stands to reason that the time be spent on music of high quality.
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  • Brian Shelton is Director of Bands at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where he directs two concert bands, marching band, and teaches education courses. He earned his B.M.E. from Northern Illinois University, an M.A. in instrumental conducting from George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), and a DMA from the University of Arizona. Rick LoPresto teaches instrumental music at Bernotas Middle School in (Crystal Lake, IL) where he directs the Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble. He earned his B.M. and M.M. from Northern Illinois University. Since 2001, Matthew Moore has been the director of bands at William Fremd High School (Palatine, IL). His duties include directing three concert bands, marching band, jazz ensemble, and pep bands. Moore earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and Educational Administration Masters from Northern Illinois University.