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Clinic Schedule

Performing Bands include:



Will Stafford, Conductor

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Josh Boyd, Conductor

Laney Bledsoe, Asst. Conductor

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Thursday - Jan. 18

3:00 - 3:45       Event Registration - Falany Lobby

4:00 - 6:00      HB Rehearsal #1

6:00 - 7:00      Dinner (provided by RU cost included)

7:00                 NEWNAN HS WIND ENSEMBLE

                             Josh Boyd, Conductor

                             Laney Bledsoe, Asst. Conductor

8:00 - 10:00    HB Rehearsal #2

Friday - Jan. 19

9:30 – 12:30     HB Rehearsal #3

12:30 – 2:00     Lunch (on your own)

2:00 – 3:30      Masterclasses with

                             Reinhardt Instrumental Faculty
3:45 – 5:00       HB Rehearsal #4
5:00 – 6:30      Dinner (on your own)


                        Dr. Kerry Bryant, Dir. of Bands, RU, 

                           Co-conductor, NGYWS

                           Mr. Dennis Naughton, Asst. Dir., RU

                         Co-conductor, NGYWS
8:30 – 10:30       HB Rehearsal #5

Saturday - Jan. 20

9:30 – 11:30       HB Rehearsal #6
11:30 – 2:00      Lunch (on your own) 
2:00 – 3:00       UNION CO. HS SYMPHONIC BAND

                              Mr. Will Stafford, Conductor

3:30-4:30           HB Rehearsal #7

4:30 – 5:30        Break, change to concert clothes

5:30                        Call time on stage for performers

5:45                     Flint Hall house opens- open                                              seating, no admission charge

6:00                    Honor Band Concert downbeat!

For students selected from nominations, the cost is $95/student. This includes

  • an honor band t-shirt; 

  • one provided dinner on campus;

  • masterclasses with RU Artist Affiliates;

  • honor band experience with clinician!

Directors nominate students online

using the link in RED below

NOTE to directors nominating: PLEASE fill in all text boxes in nominations. The more information we have, the easier it is to place in the honor band appropriately. PLEASE include t-shirt sizes and all other info as well. Failure to do so may result in your selected student(s) receiving the wrong size shirt, or not be seated appropriately in the section, etc.

REMEMBER: The info you provide is ALL we have to go on, since there are no auditions... THANKS!



Dennis Naughton, Conductor

Dr. Kerry Bryant, Conductor

SATURDAY, 1/20/24, 2:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, 1/18/24, 7:00 p.m.



Dr. Kerry Bryant, Conductor

Dennis Naughton, Asst. Conductor

RU Wind Ens with K Bryant conducting rcv

FRIDAY, 1/19/24, 6:30 p.m.,

NGYWS will play first; then RUWE immediately after


Our 2024  Guest Clinician/Conductor

Ms. Lois Wiggins
National Clinician, Music for All, Inc.
33 years (retired), Band Director
in KY, TN & IN

Lois U. Wiggins, Retired Band Director, taught for 33 years in Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana, and most recently she served as Band Director at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School in Lexington, Kentucky. Ms. Wiggins received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Austin Peay State University, a Master of Music Education from the University of Georgia, and a Rank I in Secondary Education from Western Kentucky University.

Ms. Wiggins is past Kentucky Music Educators Association State Band Chair (2015-16) and served for 10 years as Band Content Area Leader for Fayette County Public Schools in Lexington Kentucky. She is a past member and Associate Conductor of the Lexington Brass Band. Ms. Wiggins is currently a Co-Conductor with the Central Kentucky Youth Repertory Orchestra and Adjunct Faculty at Eastern Kentucky University.

Lois is a Music for All Clinician and has guest conducted honor bands and adjudicated at concert band, marching band and solo & ensemble festivals in New York, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky including the Foster Music Camp in Richmond Kentucky. Ms. Wiggins has served as a clinician at the KMEA In-Service Conference, Minority Band Directors National Conference, the Tapestry Multicultural Conference, Music for All Summer Music Symposium, and the Virtual Music Education Conference. Her professional affiliations include the Minority Band Directors National Association, Association of Black Women Band Directors, Phi Beta Mu International Band Masters Fraternity, the, Women Band Directors National Association, Sigma Alpha Iota & Phi Delta Kappa. Ms. Wiggins served on the PBM International Board of Directors from 2006 to 2012 and will serve on the board from January 2022 through December 2025.

KMEA recognitions include District 2 Middle School Teacher of the Year (1997 & 2000), District 2 Distinguished Service Award (1998), & The Citation of Service Award (2014)

Ms. Wiggins is a 2016 Grammy Music Educator Award National Finalist and received the International Women’s Brass Conference “Beacon Award” in 2015. Phi Beta Mu International Band Masters Fraternity recognized Lois as "Outstanding Young Band Director in Kentucky" in 1992 and “Outstanding Bandmaster” in 2010. Ms. Wiggins was named KMEA Middle School Teacher of the year in 2000. Ms. Wiggins was inducted into the Psi Chapter of the Phi Beta Mu Band Masters Fraternity Hall of Fame in February of 2022.

For more HS Clinic information contact:

Dr. Kerry Bryant

Dr. Kerry Bryant,

Dir. of Instrumental Activities,

Asst. Prof. of Music,

Reinhardt University

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School of Performing Arts

Phone: 770-720-5600

7300 Reinhardt College Circle

Waleska, GA 30183

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