College of Visual and Performing Arts

2016 Three Rivers Honor Bands!

Final Concert

  • Saturday, February 6, 2016   1:30 p.m.
  • Concert admission is free for everyone
  • Auer Performance Hall

Rehearsals and Training

Honor band participants from middle and high schools throughout northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio will perform together on the IPFW campus to conclude their concentrated musical training.

  • Thursday, February 4, 2016 - Rehearsals and Training - 6:30 -9:00 p.m. (arrive by 5:30 p.m.)
  • Friday, February 5, 2016 - Rehearsals and Training - 8:45 a.m. -6:00 (excused from school)
  • Saturday, February 6, 2016 - Rehearsals 8:45 a.m. - noon,  Concert 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Auer Performance Hall


Event and Registration Information-

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For information call the IPFW Department of Music at 260-481-6714 or e-mail

Save the dates for future IPFW Three Rivers Honor Bands
February 1-3, 2018
January 24-26, 2019
February 6-8, 2020

The clinicians and conductors for the 2016 Three Rivers Honor Band Festival include:


High School Clinician - Dr. Robert M. Carnochan

Robert Cornochan

Robert M. Carnochan currently serves as Director of Wind Ensemble Activities, Music Director/Conductor of the Frost Wind Ensemble and Professor of Conducting in the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.   In addition to overseeing all aspects of the wind band program, he also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in conducting.  Prior to his appointment at the Frost School, he served as Professor of Music and Director of the Longhorn Band at The University of Texas at Austin, Associate Director of Bands at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Director of Bands at Northeastern Oklahoma State University, and Associate Director of Bands at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Dr. Carnochan began his professional teaching career as Director of Bands at Dundalk High School in Baltimore, Maryland—a position he holds near and dear to his heart.

Through his career, Dr. Carnochan has collaborated with and received praise from a number of established composers including; Steven Bryant, John Corigliano, Michael Daugherty, Donald Grantham, Daniel Kellogg, John Mackey, David Maslanka, James Mobberly, Carter Pann, Joel Puckett, Gunther Schuller, Frank Ticheli, and Dan Welcher.  He also invests much time commissioning and performing works of the next generation of talented composers such as rising stars David Biedenbender, Viet Cuong, Paul Dooley, Ian Dicke, Aaron Perrine, and Zack Stanton.  Dr. Carncohan is active as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the United States, and has conducted concerts in London, Spain, Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Singapore.  He has served as producer for several acclaimed recordings by both the The University of Texas Wind Ensemble and the Dallas Wind Symphony and his own recording of Donald Grantham’s Tuba Concerto, with soloist Charles Villarrubia and the UT Wind Ensemble was recently released on the Longhorn Music Label and is available for download from iTunes.  Dr. Carnochan has also conducted five CD recordings with the world-renowned Longhorn Band and has appeared with them in numerous nationally and internationally televised events such as three Rose Bowl halftime performances, two Rose Parades and two performances at the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin TX.

Professionally, Dr. Cornichon maintains memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, Conductors Guild, Florida Music Educators Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and has been inducted into the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Mu, as well as the American Bandmasters Association.  He is the recipient of numerous service and teaching awards including The Eyes of Texas Award, The Texas Blazers award, the DeCloux Fellowship and the Marinus Smith Award.

His degrees include a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Towson University, a Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from The University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting from The University of Texas at Austin.  His primary conducting teachers include Allan McMurray, Jerry Junkin and Dana Rothlisberger.  


Middle School Clinician - Ms. Shelley Schwader Roland

Shelley Roland

Shelley Schwaderer Roland is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she studied conducting with Thomas Tyra and clarinet with Armand Abramson. Ms.Roland is completing her twelfth year of teaching in the Clarkston Community School District. Her responsibilities include directing 5 bands at Sashabaw Middle School, serving as an assistant director of the High School Marching Band, and directing the CHS Clarinet Choir. The bands at Sashabaw Middle School consistently earn top ratings at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Festivals, the marching band performs at MCBA State Finals at Ford Field on an annual basis, and the Clarinet Choir has twice been name as top Chamber Ensemble in the State of Michigan.  In 2003, the Seventh Grade Symphonic Band performed at the Michigan Music Conference. For nineteen years prior to coming to Clarkston, Ms. Roland served for 19 years as the director of Instrumental Music in the Marlette Community Schools where her ensembles at both the High School and Middle School level consistently received Ist Division ratings in MSBOA Festivals. Ms. Roland has served in numerous offices in the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association including President of District III and District IV. Ms. Roland was twice named MSBOA Teacher of the Year in District III and was also the Marlette Community Schools Teacher of the Year and the Tuscola County “Friend of Youth”. Shelley Roland was named as a finalist for the Clarkston Foundation Teacher of the Year in 2008. Ms. Roland has served as State MSBOA coordinator for the Michigan Youth Arts Festival, an annual event featuring the outstanding student musicians from the State of Michigan and served as Chairperson for the MSBOA “Survival Camp” held annually at CMU from 2007-2011. Ms. Roland has presented at the Michigan Music Conference, at the MSBOA Director Development Days, at the University of Michigan, and at Eastern Michigan University.  Ms. Roland was named the District 4 MSBOA Teacher of the Year and, in 2014, she was named the Teacher of the Year by the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. In addition to her work in the Clarkston School District, Ms. Roland enjoys adjudicating, guest conducting, and playing the clarinet. Ms. Roland works with a large studio of Oakland County clarinetists. She spends her summers teaching at several camps including Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and the Clarkston Project Summer Band Day Camp. Ms. Roland also serves as director for the Clarkston Community Band.  She has three children, Bayne (Sarah), Megan(Greg) , and Meredith (Tim), and grandchildren, Gabe, Lily, Isabel, Madison, Lawson, Andie, Sophie, Will, and Sawyer.