Calendar of Events

March 18, 2019
  • Judging Region MN 2AA Large Group Festival

    Starts: March 18, 2019 - 7:00 pm
    Ends: March 19, 2019 - 2:00 am
    Location: Waconia High School, 1650 Community Dr, Waconia, MN 55387, USA

March 20, 2019
  • Remote Clinic West Seneca West HS

    Starts: March 20, 2019 - 12:50 pm
    Ends: March 20, 2019 - 2:20 pm

March 22, 2019
  • Judging MSU-Mankato Solo & Ensemble

    Starts: March 22, 2019 - 8:00 pm
    Ends: March 23, 2019 - 2:00 am
    Location: Minnesota State University, Mankato, 730 Maywood Ave, Mankato, MN 56001, USA

April 6, 2019
  • Judging MSU-Mankato Solo & Ensemble

    Starts: April 6, 2019 - 2:00 pm
    Ends: April 6, 2019 - 10:00 pm
    Location: Minnesota State University, Mankato, 730 Maywood Ave, Mankato, MN 56001, USA

April 7, 2019
  • Guest Clinicing Sibley HS Jazz Instensive

    Starts: April 7, 2019 - 5:00 pm
    Ends: April 7, 2019 - 10:00 pm
    Location: Henry Sibley High School, 1897 Delaware Ave, Mendota Heights, MN 55118, USA

April 8, 2019
  • Judging Worthington (MN) Jazz Festival

    Starts: April 8, 2019 - 12:00 am
    Ends: April 8, 2019 - 11:59 pm

April 9, 2019
  • Judging Glencoe (MN) Solo & Ensemble Festival

    Starts: April 9, 2019 - 12:00 am
    Ends: April 9, 2019 - 11:59 pm
    Location: 1014 Knight Ave N, Glencoe, MN 55336, USA

    Description:

    I'm honored to have been invited to provide ratings and feedback for this solo & ensemble festival.


April 12, 2019
  • Judge Region 2AA Solo and Ensemble

    Starts: April 12, 2019 - 12:00 am
    Ends: April 12, 2019 - 11:59 pm
    Location: Buffalo High School, 877 Bison Blvd, Buffalo, MN 55313, USA

April 15, 2019
  • Judging MN Region 2AA East Solo & Ensemble

    Starts: April 15, 2019 - 8:30 pm
    Ends: April 16, 2019 - 2:00 am
    Location: Shakopee High School, 100 17th Ave W, Shakopee, MN 55379, USA

April 26, 2019
  • Blue Stars Winter Camp #3

    Starts: April 26, 2019 - 12:00 am
    Ends: April 28, 2019 - 11:59 pm
    Location: 1202 E 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46205, USA

Author: Dr. Ward Miller

Ward Miller hails from Loachapoka, a small farming community near the city of Auburn, Alabama. He earned his bachelors of music education from Auburn University in 2001, where he served as webmaster, arranger, and an undergraduate teaching assistant with the Auburn University Marching Band. He graduated from Arizona State University in 2003 with a masters in Trombone Performance. While in the Phoenix area, he served as a part time assistant and clinician with the Paradise Valley High School bands, the Mesa Community College Wind Ensemble, and the Phoenix Symphony Guild Youth Orchestra. He taught public school in Alabama for three years, serving as Director of Bands at Andalusia High School and at Pleasant Grove High School. In 2006 he accepted a graduate teaching assistantship at The University of Iowa, where he studied with Dr. Myron Welch in Band Conducting. While at Iowa, he also worked as a teaching assistant with the Hawkeye Marching Band, where he wrote, taught, and conducted multiple arrangements and halftime drills. He also conducted the Iowa University Concert Band, and earned the 2008 outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Dr. Miller graduated in 2011 from the University of Iowa with his D.M.A. in Band Conducting. Since 2014, Dr. Miller has been the Brass Caption Head for the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps of La Crosse, WI. He currently resides in Minneapolis, MN where he spends his time arranging and composing, and working as a music education consultant.