Menu
Pre-registration

Pre-registration is now open. Click the button below to pre-register for the conference.

Pre-register NOW!
Online Registration Fees
Subscribe to our newsletter, filled with FREE educational tools and information
 
The 2016 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$120 Early Bird Director Rate
Through Sept. 23rd
$150 Pre-conference Director Rate
Through Dec. 2nd
$85 First Time Attendee Rate
Through Dec. 2nd
$50 College Student Rate
Through Dec. 2nd


View General Conference Info
 
Request a Meeting Room

Midwest Clinic is now taking requests for event space at the Hyatt McCormick Place and Hilton Chicago.

Event Request Form
Applications

Applications to perform or to propose a clinic at the 68th Annual Midwest Clinic are now available!

Clinic Application Performer Application Exhibitor Contract Advertiser Contract

From Concept to Completion: Successful Show Design and Programming

  • thumbnail for Greg Bimm
  • Greg Bimm and Ken Snoeck have unmatched records of success both as concert band and marching band directors. For over 30 years they have adapted to and led a rapidly evolving approach to marching band programming and design. Having written the drill and arranged the music for their bands (over 50 combined BOA National finalist performances), Mr. Bimm and Mr. Snoeck have a unique insight into the process of show design. They will share their strategies for developing a show concept from the inspiration to the final product, as well as their thoughts on how this process has change as the marching band activity has evolved.
  • Greg Bimm (gbimm@marianchs.com)
  • 12/18/2013 11:50 AM - N/A
  • W187
  • Greg Bimm has been director of bands at Marian Catholic High School since 1977. Under his direction, the Marian Band has grown from 70 to over 280 members, has earned hundreds of awards and honors, and has become one of the premier high school band programs in the United States. Among Marian’s achievements are 33 consecutive Illinois State class marching championships, seven BOA Grand National Championships and twenty-nine consecutive BOA Finals appearances. Marian’s Concert Bands have performed at Music for All National Concert Festivals as well as numerous major conventions including twice at the National Band Association and four times at the Illinois Music Educators Association. Mr. Bimm has received awards from many organizations including ASBDA, NBA, the Sudler Foundation, Illinois Music Educators Association, Illinois Alliance for Arts Education and the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. He is a Lowell Mason Fellow, a member of the Music for All Hall of Fame, and was in the inaugural class of the Illinois State University Fine Arts Alumni Hall of Fame. In 1994, Mr. Bimm was elected to membership in the American Bandmasters Association and in 2012, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music Education by the Vandercook College of Music.
  • Second  clinicians thumbnail image
  • Kenneth Snoeck
  • Kenneth Snoeck has retired from a thirty-five year teaching career, the last twenty-three of which were at Lake Park High School in Roselle, IL. Since retiring from full time teaching in 2004, he has devoted his time to music arranging, composition and adjudication. Ken has judged across the country for BOA as well as at various state championship and regional contests. Mr. Snoeck’s bands were BOA national finalists twenty-one times, national class AAA Champion two times and Grand National Champion in 1996. Mr. Snoeck received Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Music degrees from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI. He was inducted into the Bands of America Hall of Fame in 2004. Ken currently lives in suburban Chicago with his wife Pamela.
  •