Spring Seminar Track For Band Directors, Staff Members, and College Students

For the first time, the Central States Judges Association is sponsoring a track at our annual Spring Seminar specifically for band directors, their staff members, and college music students. Presenters will include Wayne Markworth, speaking on “Marching Band Rehearsal Techniques That Work,” and Bob Rada, speaking on “Getting The Most From Judges’ Commentaries – What Are The Scoresheets And Recaps Really Telling You?” There will also be a combined session with CSJA members in the afternoon. The seminar will be held on Saturday, April 29, at the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport, 2735 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY 40209. T: 502-637-2424 F: 502-637-2429. The seminar will begin at with check-in at 8:30 AM. The seminar sessions will begin at 9:30 AM and conclude at 4:00 PM.

No meal service will be provided on site but there are many restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.

The seminar is free but registration is required. To register: LINK


Wayne Markworth, of Centerville, Ohio, was Director of Bands at Centerville High School for 35 years. His “Centerville Jazz Band” marching band was a finalist at Bands of America Regionals and Grand Nationals 57 times, with 14 regional championships and the 1992 Grand Nationals Championship. Wayne is President of the music and consulting business Shadow Lake Music. He is member of the Bands of America Hall of Fame and is the author of The Dynamic Marching Band, a textbook on marching band techniques. Wayne adjudicates all over the US and teaches at Wright State University. He is a member of the CSJA Board of Directors and is the Director of the WGI Winds program.

Bob Rada, of Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, has been involved in competitive marching activities since the early 1970s, when he was the music director/arranger for the Chicago Cavaliers. Bob’s tuba performance career has included performances with the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Grant Park Symphony, the Bolshoi and Royal Ballets, and the Chicago Brass Ensemble and the Chicago Brass Quintet. He has arranged for and instructed bands that have won Mid-States championships and have been KMEA state finalists. He arranged the music for the Cavaliers 60th anniversary reunion corps and was the arranger for the Classic Cavaliers. He was recently named the director of the Midwest Connection, a community drum corps project serving the Chicagoland area and a part of the Cavaliers organization. He is the music consultant for the Cavaliers Chromium Indoor Winds and is the arranger for the All-Illinois Marching Band. Bob currently serves as Treasurer of CSJA.

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Mid-States Band Association

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