ILMEA HELP SESSION: Band students interested in auditioning for ILMEA: Illinois State University is hosting a help session day on Sunday, September 16th. Please see this post if you are interested. We will not be providing transportation, so if you/your student is interested, please make sure that you have a ride/carpool.



I hope that you are all starting your academic year in wonderful fashion. Please share the information on this FREE event with your students where they can work on ALL-STATE audition music with our faculty and attend a Wind Symphony Concert for FREE!

Registration is online:

Illinois State University All-State Band Day

Sunday, September 16, 2018

12:30PM – 4:00PM

Wind Symphony Concert at 5:00pm

High School Band students are invited to this FREE event to learn from our Applied Faculty in instrumental masterclasses. Faculty will also work with students on the Illinois All-State audition music sharing performance advice for each instrument. Students and families that attend the event will be given complimentary tickets to the afternoon concert by the Illinois State University Wind Symphony.

Illinois State University Applied Faculty
Flute – Dr. Kim Risinger:
Oboe – Prof. Judith Dicker:
Bassoon – Prof. Michael Dicker:
Clarinet – Dr. David Gresham:; Dr. Anne Dervin:
Saxophone – Dr. Paul Nolen:
Trumpet – Dr. Amy Gilreath:
Horn – Dr. Rachel Hockenberry:
Trombone – Dr. Mark Babbitt:
Tuba & Euphonium – Dr. Andy Rummel:
Percussion – Dr. David Collier:; Dr. Ben Stiers:


12:30PM Registration in Center for the Performing Arts Lobby
1:00 Welcome Meeting in Center for the Performing Arts
1:30 Brass/Percussion Masterclasses & Woodwind Faculty Recital
2:45 Woodwind Masterclasses & Brass/Percussion Faculty Recital4:00 Closing Meeting
5:00 Wind Symphony Concert (complimentary tickets for students and families)


Please register for this event no later than Monday, September 10 at the following link:


Anthony C. Marinello, III, D.M.A.
Director of Bands | Illinois State University School of Music
Campus Box 5660
Normal, IL 61790-5660
(309) 438-1702