Honors and Special Performances

  • 2019-2020
    Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Conference, Featured Performance

    2018-2019
    Chicagoland Invitational Band Festival, Hersey High School

    2017-2018
    Carnegie Hall, New York Tour

    JP Stevens High School, Exchange Concert, New York Tour

    2016-2017
    Chicago Symphony Center, Invitational Concert
    WFMT "Introductions," Featured Performance
    Chicagoland Invitational Band Festival, Hersey High School

    2015-2016
    National Band Association Band Director Workshop, Featured Performance
    WFMT "Introductions," Featured Performance
    Performance Tour of Italy

    2014-2015
    WFMT "Introductions," Featured Performance
    Chicagoland Invitational Band Festival, Hersey High School

    2013-2014
    Blue Ribbon Award for Programs of Excellence, National Band Association
    Northshore Concert Band, Exchange Concert
    Chicagoland Invitational Band Festival, Hersey High School

    2012-2013
    The Midwest Clinic, Featured Performance

    WFMT "Introductions," Featured Performance
    Chicagoland Invitational Band Festival, Hersey High School
    Western Illinois University, Concert Host

    2011-2012
    Sydney Opera House, Australia Tour

    2010-2011
    Chicago Symphony Center, Grainger Room
    University of Wisconsin, Concert Host

    2009-2010
    Western Illinois University Showcase of Bands
    Grand Valley State University, Exchange Concert
    Pittwater (Australia) High School Band Tour, Host
    Northshore Concert Band, Exchange Concert

    2008-2009
    University of Illinois Superstate Festival
    Music for All National Concert Band Festival
    The Midwest Clinic, Demonstration Band
    Lawrence University, Exchange Concert

    2007-2008
    University of Illinois Superstate Festival
    Chicagoland Invitational Band Festival, Hersey High School

    2006-2007
    Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Conference
    The Midwest Clinic, Demonstration Band
    The National Grammy Signature School Award

    2003-2004
    Downbeat Award for Best Symphonic Wind Ensemble

    2002-2003
    Chicagoland Invitational Band Festival, Hersey High School

    2001-2002
    Downbeat Award for Best Symphonic Wind Ensemble

    2000-2001
    University of Illinois Superstate Festival
    Downbeat Award for Best Symphonic Wind Ensemble

    1999-2000
    University of Illinois Superstate Festival
    Grammy Signature School Gold Award

    1998-1999
    University of Illinois Superstate Festival
    Downbeat Award for Best Symphonic Wind Ensemble

    1997-1998
    Honor Band Tour of Hawaii and Australia
    Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Conference
    Northern Illinois University Conducting Clinic

    1996-1997
    Northern Illinois University Invitational Band Festival

    1995-1996
    International Band and Orchestra Conference, Atlanta, GA

    1993-1994
    Music Educators National Conference Biennial In-Service Conference, Cinncinnati, OH

    1992-1993
    Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Conference

    1991-1992
    Illinois Music Educators Association Total Music Program Award

    1990-1991
    The Midwest Clinic, Featured Performance

    1989-1990
    Western Illinois University Showcase of Bands

    1988-1989
    Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Conference

    1985-1986
    The Midwest Clinic, Featured Performance