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Reinhardt University, Waleska, GA

Falany Performing Arts Center,

Flint Hall (located inside Falany Ctr.)

How is the Honor Band selected?

Step 1- director nominates by 12/23/22

Step 2- band selected from nomination info (NO auditions are held); EVERY nominating school will be represented.

Step 3- selected student roster sent out on 1/4/23; cancellation deadline 1/6/23

Step 4- selected student fee: $90.00/student

Invited Guest Band:

Tara Winds Community Band

Dr. Andrea Strauss, Conductor

Michael Kobito, Associate Conductor

Directors nominate students online

using this link:

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Event Schedule:

Thursday - Jan. 19

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                  Etowah HS Wind Symphony concert

8:00 - 10:00    HB Rehearsal #2

Friday - Jan. 20

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)
6:30                   Reinhardt Wind Ensemble Concert
7:30 – 9:30       HB Rehearsal #5

Saturday - Jan. 21

9:30 – 11:30       HB Rehearsal #6
11:30 – 2:00      Lunch (on your own) 
2:00 – 3:00       Tara Winds Concert, 

                            Dr. Andrea Strauss, Conductor,

                              Michael Kobito, Assoc. 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 $90/student. This includes

  • an honor band t-shirt; 

  • one provided dinner on campus;

  • masterclasses with RU Artist Affiliates;

  • honor band experience with clinician!


Etowah High School Wind Symphony
Woodstock, GA
Mr. Stephen Long, Conductor

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Our 2023  Guest Clinician/Conductor

Dr. John Culvahouse
Conductor, Tennessee Wind Symphony, Knoxville, TN

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Dr. John N. Culvahouse retired as Professor of Music Education at Kennesaw State University in 2014. From 1991 until 2007, he served on the faculty at the University of Georgia, where he was a tenured Associate Professor and member of the Graduate Faculty. Prior to his appointment at UGA in 1991, Dr. Culvahouse taught in the public schools in South Carolina and Tennessee for 17 years, where he directed high school, middle school, and elementary school bands. He received the Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees from the University of Tennessee and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of South Carolina. He served as President of the National Band Association from 2009-2012. In 2014, he was elected to the membership of the American Bandmasters Association. Currently, Dr. Culvahouse serves as a Vice-President and Secretary for the John Philip Sousa Foundation. On April 24, 2018, he was appointed Conductor of the Tennessee Wind Symphony based in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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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