Music Professor to Direct Honor Band Clinics

Published on Thu, January 12, 2012

For more than 30 years, Fred David Romines, associate professor of music, has been conducting honor band clinics in nearly every part of the country, from the Southwest to the Northeast. This week, Dr. Romines will be traveling to New Britain, CT, to conduct the Northern Region Honor Band as part of the Connecticut Music Educators Association.

"I am very excited to carry Marywood's name throughout the region," Dr. Romines said.

In his clinics, Dr. Romines works with a traditional concert band, which includes a variety of instruments such as reeds, brass and percussion. The performers—who are high school students—are the best players in the region. Working with an ensemble comprised of high school students is different than working with college-aged performers, Dr. Romines says.

"They are all very good, very accomplished on their instrument," Dr. Romines explained. "I try to pick music that they will enjoy and want to work with. The music has to be hard enough to challenge them, fun enough to keep them interested."

In February, Dr. Romines will work with the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Region IV Honor Band in Montrose, PA. Finally, more than 200 high school musicians will be participating in the two events.

For more information, please contact Fred David Romines, associate professor of music, at 570.348.6211 x2531 or