A New Community Band for The Greater York County Area

Honor Band

The Catawba River Winds is hosting an honor band clinic for middle school students on Friday, December 6th, in conjunction with our December Concert at Nation Ford High School. This is an exciting opportunity for middle school students in Mecklenburg, York, and Lancaster counties. The selection of students will be based on director nominations. After selection, participating students will submit a short video to help determine the part assignments. We want this to be user-friendly for both you and your students.

We look forward to a GREAT Clinic for you and your students!

For more information or questions regarding this event, please get in touch with our honor band coordinator, Martin Dickey.

Important Dates

Saturday, November 2, 2024
Deadline for Student Nominations from Band Directors

Wednesday, November 6, 2024
Selected Students Announced by CRW

Sunday, November 24, 2024
Deadline for participant audition video submission and registration forms.

Friday, December 6, 2024
All-Day Clinic & Evening Concert at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, SC

Forms & Requirements

Student Nomination Form
Submitted by the band director.

Audition Video Submission Form
Submitted by the student or band director (on behalf of the student).

Student participants will submit a brief audition video no later than December 2, 2023, to be used for chair placements. Seating will be announced at the clinic or before via e-mail to participating directors. Please click here for a list of requirements for what should be recorded.

Participant Registration Form
Submitted by the parent/guardian of the student participant.

Participant Fee

A $30.00, non-refundable participation fee per participant is required. Participant fees must be paid before the clinic and collected online via our Participant Registration Form, completed by parents/guardians of selected students. This fee helps offset costs related to event expenses, including clinician fees, two student meals (lunch and dinner), and a member t-shirt.

Director Information

CRW will secure adjudicators to evaluate submissions. No band directors of participating students will be asked to evaluate their students.

CRW aims to adhere to recommended instrumentation for an All-State or Region Band.

All participating schools will have at least five (5) students selected to participate, regardless of audition placement.

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