Invitational Band Festival

High school bands audition via recording to participate in a one day festival featuring an internationally recognized composer and the Loyola University Wind Ensemble. Selected bands must perform one of the composer's compositions. The visiting composer clinics each band with a culminating concert with the LUWE performing an hour of the composer's music. Ther is no fee or ratings, just education.

Past composers include:

  •     Mark Camphouse
  •     Frank Ticheli
  •     Francis McBeth
  •     Erik Whitacre
  •     Jack Stamp
  •     David Holsinger
  •     James Curnow