Calendar of Events

January 18, 2019
  • Blue Stars Winter Camp #1

    Starts: January 18, 2019 - 12:00 am
    Ends: January 20, 2019 - 11:59 pm
    Location: 1202 E 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46205, USA

January 28, 2019
  • Guest Clinic Simley HS (MN)

    Starts: January 28, 2019 - 2:00 pm
    Ends: January 28, 2019 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Simley Senior High School, 2920 80th St E, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076, USA

January 29, 2019
  • Guest Clinicing Dassel-Cokato HS

    Starts: January 29, 2019 - 3:30 pm
    Ends: January 29, 2019 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Dassel-Cokato High School 4852 Reardon Ave SW, Unit 1500, Cokato, MN 55321, United States

January 31, 2019
  • Guest Clinicing Johnston MS (IA)

    Starts: January 31, 2019 - 12:00 am
    Ends: January 31, 2019 - 11:59 pm
    Location: Johnston Middle School 6501 NW 62nd Ave, Johnston, IA 50131, United States

February 2, 2019
  • MSU-Mankato Leadership Summit

    Starts: February 2, 2019 - 12:00 am
    Ends: February 2, 2019 - 11:59 pm
    Location: Minnesota State University, Mankato, 730 Maywood Ave, Mankato, MN 56001, USA


    I'm excited to a be a part of this special event developing marching leadership at Minnesota State University Mankato.

February 4, 2019
  • Guest Clinicing Lowndes HS Bands

    Starts: February 4, 2019 - 12:00 am
    Ends: February 6, 2019 - 11:59 pm
    Location: Lowndes High School, 1606 Norman Dr, Valdosta, GA 31601, USA


    It's always a pleasure to return to Lowndes HS to help prepare their concert bands for their upcoming festival performances.

February 11, 2019
  • Guest Clinicing Menomonie HS (WI)

    Starts: February 11, 2019 - 12:30 pm
    Ends: February 11, 2019 - 4:30 pm

February 14, 2019
  • Presenting at MMEA Midwinter Clinic

    Starts: February 14, 2019 - 10:45 pm
    Ends: February 14, 2019 - 11:45 pm
    Location: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA


    I am honored and excited to co-present with Dr. Peter Habermann of Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) and the Buffalo, MN High School Band directed by Mr. Scott Rabehl and Mr. Mike Knutson at the annual Minnesota Music Educators Association Midwinter Clinic. Our presentation will be a live, real-world band rehearsal demonstration with the students of the Buffalo HS Band entitled "Be a Clinician to Your Students Everyday: Elevating your Rehearsal Habits to Empower Musicianship." Please join us in Room 200A for a very special and enlightening session!

February 19, 2019
  • Guest Clinic Watertown-Mayer HS Band

    Starts: February 19, 2019 - 4:00 pm
    Ends: February 19, 2019 - 6:30 pm
    Location: Watertown-Mayer High School, 1001 MN-25, Watertown, MN 55388, USA


    Thanks to Watertown-Mayer HS for inviting me to work with their bands, and to Youth in Music for sponsoring my time and travel there!

February 20, 2019
  • Guest Clinicing Hibbing HS (MN)

    Starts: February 20, 2019 - 2:00 pm
    Ends: February 20, 2019 - 10:00 pm
    Location: Hibbing High School, 800 E 21st St, Hibbing, MN 55746, USA


    I'm excited for my first time working with the bands at Hibbing HS. Thanks to Youth in Music for sponsoring my travel!

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.