Tri-State Honor Band

February 16-18, 2017

Become part of an unforgettable musical experience with a world-renowned music educator and conductor by applying for the 18th Annual Wright State University Tri-State Honor Band!

2017 Guest Conductor Professor Marcellus Brown

Director of Bands at Boise State University

Conductor of Boise State University Symphonic Winds

Marcellus Brown.pngThe WSU Tri-State Honor Band continues with its annual tradition of featuring a nationally renowned conductor — That tradition lives on with the naming of this year’s WSU/TSHB featured conductor, Professor Marcellus Brown, Director of Bands at Boise State University, and conductor of the highly acclaimed Boise State University Symphonic Winds.  Known for his arresting charisma, musical artistry, inspirational leadership, and uncompromising standards, Professor Brown is in constant demand as a popular guest conductor and clinician for university ensembles and honor bands throughout the nation.  As a youth, Prof. Brown emerged under the influence of two of the band world’s most legendary all-time figures, William D. Revelli and Harry Begian.  At the University of Michigan, under Revelli’s baton, Prof. Brown served as principal solo cornetist of the world-renowned University of Michigan Symphony Band.  Later, at the University of Illinois, Prof. Brown would master the craft of wind band leadership, conducting, and rehearsing under Begian’s mentorship.  With such a distinguished background, it is no small wonder that Professor Brown has had a profound impact upon legions of young musicians over the course of his career.  Without doubt, the students chosen for this year’s TSHB will be similarly impacted and rewarded by Professor Brown’s inspirational leadership! 

Chair of the Tri-State Honor Band

Dr. David Booth, Director of Bands at Wright State University

Dave Booth, D.M.A.

Professor of Music and Director of Bands and Wind Conducting Studies
Creative Arts Center M081C, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Application process for Tri-State Honor Band

Just follow two easy steps!

All applications and recordings must be uploaded on or before Monday, December 5, 2016.  Audition results will be announced mid to late December and those selected will be notified.


Download and print the audition music for your instrument below and instructions for recording your audition.  Once you have practiced and are ready to submit your audition, return to this website and go to Step #2 - apply online and upload your audition recording.


Apply online and upload your audition!

The completed application, along with the audition recording must be sbmitted on or before Monday, December 5, 2016.