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Marching Arts Blue Devils Experience

Sponsored by Conn Selmer and US Bands

Calling all marching band directors and students – get ready for an unforgettable day of learning, inspiration, and collaboration!

The Marching Arts Blue Devils Experience is not just an event; it's a chance for directors and students to be a part of something extraordinary. Join us on June 11th at Penn High School for a day that promises to elevate your marching arts journey. Blue Devils instructional staff members Chip Crotts, Scott Johnson, and Brian Dinkel join forces with woodwind specialist Beth Fabrizio, and Conn Selmer clinicians Richard Saucedo and Randy Greenwell to bring educators and students a one-of-a-kind experience.

MABDE Clinicians #1
MABDE Clinicians #2
Blue Devils performing

Conn Selmer is thrilled to partner with US Bands to provide this experience! Beginning the day at 9AM, students will spend the morning with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser and Dr. Matthew Arau for an inspiring, motivating Student Leadership Workshop. While students are in the workshop, directors have the choice to attend sessions led by Brian Dinkel, Chip Crotts, and then a panel discussion OR sign-up for consultations with Richard Saucedo and Randy Greenwell.

After lunch, where attendees are encouraged to explore the local eateries in the Mishawaka community, students will participate in masterclasses and teaching demonstrations led by Chip Crotts, Scott Johnson, Brian Dinkel, and Beth Fabrizio while directors are welcome to rotate on their own to the sessions most relevant to them. The afternoon will end with a Q&A sessions with all clinicians. 

Registration Information:

  • FREE for registrants of CSI Midwest (June 9-10, 2024) as a Bonus Day option
  • $25 for students
  • For directors not attending CSI Midwest, the registration is $25  
  • For directors registering 5 or more students, registration is also free. Contact Beth Horton to register your group and take advantage of this excellent opportunity.

Don't miss out on this unique experience that will leave you and your students inspired, informed, and ready to take your marching band to new heights!

BDE morning schedule
BDE afternoon schedule
Matthew Arau at CSI Midwest

CSI Midwest + Marching Arts Blue Devils Experience = The BEST Value

Get the best value on professional development this summer and join us for Conn Selmer Institute Midwest - a three-day immersive event!  June 9th - 10th will be held on the picturesque campus of Bethel University and June 11th off-campus in Mishawaka and Elkhart, IN. This unique gathering is designed with one primary goal in mind: to inspire excellence in music education. Whether you're a seasoned music educator, a music administrator looking to enhance your institution's music programs, or a college student eager to kickstart your career, this event is tailored to meet your needs with tracks specific to your needs. At the core of CSI Midwest 2024 is a world-class faculty, led by the renowned Tim Lautzenheiser. With decades of experience in music education, Tim and our other Conn Selmer Educational Clinicians are here to guide you.

On June 9-10, attendees can expect the relevant, engaging sessions that they have come to know and love about our Conn Selmer Institute Events at Bethel University- including reading ensembles, faculty one-on-ones, and amazing musical performances. But that's not all! We're excited to offer an optional bonus day on June 11th, where we are taking it off campus to extend your CSI Midwest experience including the Marching Arts Blue Devils Experience - included in your registration!