University of South Carolina

School of Music to host 33rd annual Band Clinic

The University of South Carolina’s School of Music will host more than 100 top-ranked high-school band students from surrounding states at the university’s 33rd annual Band Clinic – Feb. 18 - 21.

The School of Music will highlight six of its band ensembles in a series of free concerts at the Koger Center for the Arts. Two guest high-school ensembles also will be showcased. The last day of the event will feature the participants in a final recital.

The schedule for the clinic is as follows:

8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18
Left Bank Big Band. Bert Ligon, conductor.
USC Percussion Ensemble and Palmetto Pans. Scott Herring, conductor.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19
USC Symphonic Band. James K. Copenhaver, conductor.

1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20
Clover (S.C.) High School Wind Ensemble. Eric Wells, conductor.

1:50 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20
W.T. Woodson High School (Fairfax, Va.) Symphonic Band. Melinda McKenzie-Hall, conductor.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20
USC Concert Band. Rebecca L. Phillips, conductor.

8:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20
Palmetto Concert Band. James K. Copenhaver and William Moody, conductors.

2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21
Clinic Bands. Kevin Sedatole, Eric Harris, David Montgomery, and Mohamad Schuman, conductors.

Students must be nominated by their school’s band directors to participate in the clinic. Most of the nominated students are either all-state or all-region band members and typically perform with youth symphonies. All participants audition on the first day of the clinic to be seated in one of four ensembles. The top performers are placed in the clinic’s honor band.

For more information, visit, or call the band department at 803-777-4278.

Band Clinic

  • What: Showcase of top-ranked high-school band students
  • When: Feb. 18 - 21
  • Where: School of Music

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 02/09/10 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 02/09/10 @ 2:24 PM | Permalink