Marching Arts Workshop


Plan I Design I Compete

Marching Arts Workshops

Take your marching band to the next level. Conn-Selmer's Division of Education is once again offering a Conn-Selmer Institute Workshop for the marching arts. Join us for our second annual comprehensive approach to planning, designing, and competing on the marching field.

  Gilbert, Arizona


May 1-3, 2020
*May 3 is reserved for optional 1-hour consultation sessions with clinicians

Williams Field High School
2076 S. Higley Road, Gilbert, AZ  85295

Certification: Attendees will receive a certificate for 10 hours of professional development from Conn-Selmer. Note: Attendance will be taken and you must be present for all sessions to receive the professional development certificate.

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  Mishawaka, Indiana

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June 10-12*, 2020
*June 12 is reserved for optional 1-hour consultation sessions with clinicians

Mishawaka, IN
Location TBD, but will be located near Conn-Selmer Insitute (CSI) for those attending both workshops

Certification: Attendees will receive a certificate for 10 hours of professional development from Conn-Selmer. Note: Attendance will be taken and you must be present for all sessions to receive the professional development certificate.

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  Guest Speakers


Randy Greenwell
Randy Greenwell, Educational Support Manager for the Central Region, has recently joined the Conn-Selmer team after a 32-year career as a music educator.

Randy spent 24 years as Director of Bands and Chairman of the Performing Arts Department at Lawrence Central HS, Indianapolis, IN. Under his direction, the Lawrence Central Bands built a tradition of excellence and success. The Lawrence Central marching band won two Bands of America Grand National Championships, was an ISSMA Class A State Champion 4 times, and made 18 appearances as a Grand National Finalist, and 22 appearances as an ISSMA State Finalist. The marching band was also a 2001 Silver Shield Award Winner, and in 2005 was featured in Readers Digest as the best high school marching band in the country. In addition, the LC Marching Bands made national appearances in the 2005 Rose Parade and the 2006 Macy's Parade. The LC Wind Ensemble won 5 State Championships and was an ISSMA concert finalist every year since 1996. The Wind Ensemble also appeared at the Music For All National Concert Festival on two occasions and has performed at numerous IMEA Conferences as a featured ensemble.

Randy is an active DCI, BOA, and WGI judge, and has written and arranged for many bands across the United States. He maintains an active schedule as a trumpet performer with the Heartland Big Band and has presented numerous clinics at conventions on a wide range of educational topics. In 2000, Randy was awarded the Phi Beta Mu "Indiana Outstanding Band Master of the Year Award" and in 2001, was named a "Distinguished Citizen of Indianapolis" by Mayor Bart Peterson. Randy is available for clinics and consultation on numerous aspects of music education and looks forward to assisting directors and programs to attain their desired goals.


Dr. Nola Jones
Dr. Nola Jones is currently a Conn-Selmer Educational Support Manager for the Southeast Region on the U.S. Previously she was Coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools in Nashville, Tennessee. Her duties included instructional supervision of four hundred professional arts education specialists, curriculum planning, and implementation of Music Makes Us. Music Makes Us is a public/private partnership among Metro Nashville Public Schools, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, and music industry and community leaders in Nashville. Its purpose is to ensure Metro Nashville Public Schools is a worldwide leader in music education, bringing the resources of the Nashville music community together to enable participation and foster student success for all of its 81,000 students.

Dr. Jones also maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician for concert bands, marching bands, and honor ensembles. She has appeared nationally in 38 of the United States and internationally in Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, and Singapore. At the request of NAfME, she was Director of the 2010 and 2011 US Army All-American Band, performing at the NBC televised US Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas and served on its Blue Ribbon Committee to write National Standards for Marching Band. She has judged for WGI, Bands of America and Drum Corps International and currently serves on the DCI Judge Liaison Team for the music caption. Dr. Jones received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Mississippi State University and the Master of Music Education degree from Mississippi College. She received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of South Carolina where she was a student of Dr. William J. Moody.


Richard Saucedo
Richard L. Saucedo is currently Director of Bands, Emeritus after retiring from the William H. Duke Center for the Performing Arts at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana. During his 31-year tenure, Carmel bands received numerous state and national honors in the areas of concert band, jazz band and marching band. The CHS Wind Symphony performed at the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival three times (1992, 1999, and 2004) and was named the Indiana State Champion Concert Band most recently in 2013. The group also performed at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago during December of 2005. The Carmel Marching Greyhounds have finished in the top ten at the Bands of America Grand National Championship for the past 15 years and were named BOA National Champions in the fall of 2005 and again in 2012. The Indiana Bandmasters Association named Mr. Saucedo Indiana’s “Bandmaster of the Year” for 1998-99, and the Indiana Music Educators Association named him the “Outstanding Music Educator” in the state of Indiana for 2010. HALFTIME, SCHOOL BAND AND ORCHESTRA and BRASSWIND/WOODWIND Magazines have highlighted his accomplishments in recent articles. Mr. Saucedo was inducted into the Music for All Hall of Fame in March of 2015.

Mr. Saucedo is a freelance arranger and composer, having released over 300 marching band arrangements, concert band, and orchestral works as well as many choral compositions. He is currently on the writing staff for the Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. His concert band works have been performed all over the world by middle school and high school bands as well as by college and university groups. He is a member of the Conn-Selmer Division of Education and currently serves as assistant chief judge for Bands of America Marching Band Competitions. 


Linsey Vento
Lindsey Vento has been an active educator, director, designer, adjudicator and choreographer for the last 15 years. She has worked with marching bands and color guards in Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri,  Oklahoma and Texas. Her designs and work have earned marching band state champion titles, BOA Regional finalists appearances, BOA Grand National finalists appearances, winter guard class state champion awards in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas, and Winter Guard International (WGI) A-Class and Open Class finalist appearances.  Lindsey was on Carolina Crown’s visual staff in 2017 and Beginning in the Summer of 2018; Lindsey will be the artistic director and program coordinator for The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps.

Lindsey has her bachelor of music education degree and in addition to her work in the pageantry world, she is an active vocal performer, and has been a performer with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and has currently appeared as a featured soloist with high school and collegiate level jazz ensembles.

Whether you need a competitive show design from the ground up, a flow chart of planned staged ideas for winds, guard, and battery, guard choreography book, winds body visual book, video study of your weekly performances, or a hands-on clinician at a rehearsal, Lindsey can assist you in making the upcoming season the best and smoothest process ever.