Honor Band 2014
Guest Conductor Mr. Robert Sheldon
Robert Sheldon is one of the most performed composers of wind band music today. A recipient of numerous awards from the American School Band Director’s Association, Phi Beta Mu and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, his compositions embody a level of expression that resonates with ensembles and audiences alike. His music is performed around the world and appears on many international concert and contest lists. Mr. Sheldon regularly accepts commissions for new works, and produces numerous publications for concert band and orchestra each year.
Sheldon’s schedule includes many appearances as guest conductor for All-State and Regional Honor Bands. He also frequently appears as a Music Education clinician, and has presented sessions and seminars at numerous colleges and universities as well as state Music Education Association conferences. He has served as a conductor and clinician throughout the United States, as well as Japan, Canada, Italy, Australia and The Republic of China, and has conducted performances of his works in New York’s Carnegie Hall, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. Mr. Sheldon is currently Concert Band Editor for Alfred Music Publishing.
Region IX consists of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia from Pendleton to Jefferson Counties. The Region IX Bandmasters Association sponsors a honor band and organizes a WVSSAC Concert Band Adjudication each year. The honor band traditionally is scheduled in January and features students from regional middle and high schools Students are selected by their band directors and rehearse musical selections under the expertise of a guest conductor. The finale is a concert where parents, family, and musical patrons celebrate the talented achievements of young local musicians.
The WVSSAC Concert Band Adjucations is a sanctioned assessment of concert programs for each school in the region.
Each high and middle school prepares selections to be reviewed by three adjudicators. The highest rating an ensemble can receive is a Superior Rating. The concert adjudications is traditionally scheduled in March of each school year.
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Results Day One 3/19/2013
Results Day Two 3/20/2013
High Schools/Middle Schools
Musselman High School