Winthrop University: CVPA - Music - Invitational Band Clinic
Contact Information
Department of Music
129 Conservatory of Music
Rock Hill, SC  29733, USA
803/323-2343 (fax)




Richard Saucedo, Guest Conductor

Gary Gribble, Guest Conductor

Holly Lloyd, Guest Conductor


Lorrie Crochet, Winthrop University Director of Bands

Doug Presley, Winthrop University Associate Director of Bands

Michael Poda and Matthew Bratton Graduate Assistants



Three bands of high school performers will be assembled as the clinic performance ensembles. Students will be selected from a list of director nominations. Directors will complete the online Nomination Form, listing BEST musician first, your second best musician second, and so on. Please access this site until Tuesday October 7, 2019 at which point nominations will close. Directors will be notified of decisions regarding student selection during the week of October 21. Again, when filling out the Nomination Form, please place your BEST musician first, your second best musician second, and so on. If you have any problems with the online form, please contact us. To access the online Nomination Form CLICK HERE.



Two and a half days of activities will take place for participating students, including part and chair auditions, IBC Opening Ceremony (this is an event where participating students will receive their schedule and all important information regarding  the remainder of the clinic), full ensemble rehearsals with expert clinicians, master classes with Winthrop University faculty, performances by Winthrop University ensembles, scholarship auditions for those interested, and performances by the clinic bands. NOTE: Students should apply only if they can fulfill the responsibilities of the entire Invitational Clinic, including audition, opening ceremony, rehearsals, and concerts. Students will not be excused for activities outside of the clinic. The Invitational Band Clinic is free and requires band director recommendation.



A Directors Track will be offered during the clinic. Within the Track, session topics will vary and include sessions from the IBC Guest Clinicians, Winthrop Faculty and Staff, as well as other invited guests. The Directors Track schedule also mirrors that of the students, making it easy for a director to participate. If you have questions about registering for this Track, please contact Doug Presley (





Dates/Times:                          Thursday, November 21, 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

                                                 Friday, November 22, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

                                                 Saturday, November 23, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Where:                                    Winthrop University Department of Music, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29733

                                                 Campus Map – CLICK HERE


Cost:                                       There is no fee for participation in the WU Invitational Band Clinic.


Parking:                                  Parking passes will be given out free of charge at the WU IBC Opening Ceremony.


Auditions:                                Each student will be auditioned for chair and part placement by the Winthrop University
                                                  faculty. Students are to prepare a short etude or an excerpt from a solo. Sight-reading
                                                  and scales may be a part of the audition. Percussionists will sight-read only and should
                                                  be prepared to play timpani, mallets, and snare drum


Opening Ceremony:               Clinic Informational meeting for ALL participants and Directors in McBryde Hall           
                                                  following band auditions.


Lodging:                                  Directors will need to make housing arrangements for themselves and their students.
                                                  Click HERE for a partial listing of Rock Hill hotels and rates.


Food:                                        Available on campus and within walking distance from campus. A list of restaurants will
                                                  be provided at registration.


Scholarship auditions:            Will be held on Saturday morning, November 23. Interested Seniors are to fill out an
                                                   application and read the audition requirements no later than Friday, November 15 to
                                                   arrange an audition time. Use this link:


Concert                                    The culminating activity for students, directors, and the public will be a FREE concert on
                                                  Saturday afternoon at  3:00 p.m. in Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education, and
                                                  Wellness Center on the Winthrop University campus.


Concert dress:                         School concert band uniform.



Lorrie Crochet                                                  Doug Presley

803-323-4612                                                   803-323-4612                           


Last Updated: 1/31/20