32nd Annual High School Honor Band Concert

April 14, 2017

Dr. Joseph Manfredo, Associate Professor of Music for the School of Music at Illinois State University,  will conduct the 32nd Annual Bradley University High School Honor Band on Tuesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dingeldine Music Center, located at 1417 W. Barker Ave. Admission is $5 for adults and free to students.
The performance will feature 90 of the top instrumental students from 44 Central Illinois High Schools. The Bradley Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Dr. David Vroman, will open the performance.
The purpose of the Honor Band is to provide high school students with the opportunity to perform with their peers and encourage students to remain a part of his or her instrumental music program. Students are selected based on their musical accomplishments.
Dr. Manfredo is the Coordinator of Music Education at ISU and teaches undergraduate courses in instrumental music education. 
Originally from Calumet City, Illinois, Manfredo received a bachelor’s degree in music education from Eastern Illinois University, where he studied clarinet with Dr. Earl Boyd and piano with Dr. Catherine Smith. He has a Master of Arts degree in instrumental conducting from EIU and a Doctor of Music Education degree from the University of Illinois. During his doctoral residency, Manfredo was awarded the band conducting internship to study with the legendary Dr. Harry Begian. Manfredo has published journal articles in the Groves Dictionary of Music, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Band Research, Music Educators Journal, Journal of Music Teacher Education, The Instrumentalist, Illinois Music Educators Journal and the Alta Musica series. In addition, he was asked to write The Conductor’s Manual for the Essentials of Musicianship series published by Hal Leonard. Dr. Manfredo serves as the chief editor of the MittBlatt, one of the publications for IGEB, the International Society for the Promotion and Investigation of Wind Music.