The North County Band Program is fortunate to have received the hosting responsibilities for a Spring Band Festival that has been a tradition for bands in our area for decades.
Bands are invited to register and join us for a clinic session during the day with a guest clinician, and return to participate in an evening concert. At this concert, all of the bands of the day will perform for each other.
This event has the capacity to host 8 total performing ensembles. Those clinic / performance time slots will be given to the first 8 ensembles that register via the online form linked above.
The evening concert is tentatively set to begin at 6:00pm in the North County High School auditorium
Admission to the evening concert is as follows: Adults: $3 Students: $2 Performers and Directors: $0 Senior Citizens: $0 North County Students: $0
We are thrilled to announce that our guest clinician for 2023 is Dr. Jim Daughters from Southeast Missouri State University!
Dr. Jim Daughters is currently the Director of Bands at Southeast Missouri State University. He also serves as the conductor and artistic director of the Cincinnati Wind Band, the City of Cincinnati’s official wind ensemble. Daughters was previously the Associate Director of Bands and Music Education coordinator at Arkansas Tech University, and faculty member of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Jim also taught for fifteen years as a Director of Bands in the Henderson County, Boone County, and the Kenton County public schools in Kentucky. Dr. Daughters holds graduate degrees from the University of Kentucky.
Ensembles under Dr. Daughters’ direction have been recognized regionally and nationally with invited performances at The Midwest Clinic (Chicago, 2017), Music for All National Concert Band Festival, American Music Celebration at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, International Jazz Educators Network Conference, the 2008, 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2018 Kentucky Music Educators Association Conferences, the 2013 and 2015 Ohio Music Educators State Conferences, and the International Women’s Brass Conference. Dr. Daughters has twice been nominated and selected as a national semi-finalist for the GRAMMY® Awards National Music Educator of the Year, and he is a multiple recipient of the National Band Association Citation of Excellence. Daughters has received Teacher of the Year honors from KMEA, Boone County Schools, was recognized twice as a Teacher Who Made a Difference by the University of Kentucky, and was inducted into the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels in 2005. He has been a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator with middle school, high school, and university bands, regional and state honor bands, and has presented clinics and demonstrations at several state music conferences, universities, and The Midwest Clinic. Dr. Daughters has published several articles on band pedagogy and march performance practice in music journals, and he is currently a committee chair for the National Band Association Repertoire Committee. Daughters was also one of only two American conductors selected to the 2014 Conductor’s Lab in Aix-en-Provence, France, to work with members of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Jim's 250+ arrangements and transcriptions have been performed by a variety of artists and ensembles, including world-renowned trumpeter, Arturo Sandoval, in addition to some of the nation’s elite high school and college marching bands. His music and show designs have won numerous circuit and state championships, in addition to medaling at Bands of America Regional and Grand National Championships.