Mid-Atlantic Honors Wind Band Festival to be held February 28 & March 1

All applications for the above events must be postmarked by Friday, December 7, 2012 so act now!
February 28 & March 1, 2013
Featuring performance and clinic opportunities for directors and
students at all levels.

Guest Clinician – Dr. Eric Wilson
J. Eric Wilson is Director of Bands at Baylor University where he administrates the band
program, conducts the Wind Ensemble, and teaches and oversees the undergraduate and graduate
conducting curriculum. Additionally, he has supervised student teachers and served as Chair of
the Ensemble Division for four years. Prior to joining the Baylor faculty, he served twelve years
on the faculty of Abilene Christian University. Dr. Wilson holds both a Doctor of Musical Arts
degree (wind band conducting) and a Master of Music degree (saxophone performance and
conducting) from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from
Abilene Christian University. Prior to his university appointments, Dr. Wilson taught in the Texas
public school system.
Honor Band Concerts – 2/28 & 3/1 - 8:00 p.m.

Each year six outstanding wind bands are selected to perform before a standing-room only crowd in the
beautiful Nicholas Music Center at the Mason Gross School of the Arts. This is a wonderful opportunity for
your fine ensemble to perform in a supportive and non-competitive atmosphere for an appreciative
audience. We sincerely hope your ensemble will be featured on this year’s concert! The Band Division at
Rutgers will assist you in promoting your program within your community and administration. This year
Dr. Eric Davis will be providing feedback and a recorded commentary for each performing group
enhancing the educational value of this festival.
Please see performance application for details.

We will be offering a non-performance clinic opportunity for four select ensembles to work
with the internationally recognized clinician, conductor and educator, Dr. Eric Wilson.

Please see clinic application for all details and audition