Living Legends to present “Help Keep Music Alive” Initiative

Liverpool Legends, Beatles Tribute Band consists of four talented musicians and actors who were hand-picked by Louise Harrison – sister of the late George Harrison of the The Beatles. Louise’s involvement with Liverpool Legends makes them the only band in the world with a close, direct biological link to the original Fab Four. Headlining their [...]

2017-01-29T11:57:03-06:00January 18th, 2013|SDBA News|0 Comments

All-State Jazz Band Audition Material Online

The audition material is now live for the 2013 SD All State Jazz Band.  You can find this information by going to  Everything should be fairly straight forward but please take the time to read the audition material page.  Couple of notes for you all: All documents are in PDF….email me if you have [...]

2013-01-17T13:50:13-06:00January 17th, 2013|SDBA News|0 Comments

NSU to Perform in the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade

Congratulations to the Northern State University Marching Wolves for their selection to the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, DC on January 21.  This is the second appearance of the band, as they were also selected for the 2005 event.  The band is under the direction of Dr. Boyd Perkins, Dr. Terry Beckler, Jessica Perkins [...]

2013-01-18T12:00:11-06:00January 13th, 2013|SDBA News|0 Comments

Conference Performing Bands Announced

The following bands will be performing during the 2013 South Dakota Music In-Service: Menno High School Band, Gwen Wenisch, director Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, Michael Hench, director Madison Middle School Band, Luke Sursely, director Lincoln High School Symphonic Band, Bob Carlson, director Northern State University Symphonic Band, Boyd Perkins, director South Dakota State University [...]

2012-12-05T10:54:47-06:00December 5th, 2012|SDBA News|0 Comments

Keith Brion to Headline Bandmaster’s Conference

2013 marks the 85th anniversary of Sousa's Golden Jubilee tour with performances in Aberdeen, Brookings, and Sioux Falls. Keith Brion occupies a most unique niche in the music world with his interpretation of the persona of John Philip Sousa in the 1920s. Brion leads his New Sousa Band in re-creations of Sousa band concerts of [...]

2017-01-29T11:57:03-06:00December 4th, 2012|SDBA News|0 Comments

Artist-in-Residence During Bandmaster’s Conference

Trumpeter Charles Seipp will be the Artist-in-Residence for the 2013 Bandmaster's Conference. Seipp has performed extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad as a member of The U.S. Army Band, "Pershing's Own", having risen to the rank of Sergeant Major and the position of Element Leader for the Concert Band. Sergeant Major Seipp has performed with [...]

2012-12-04T13:02:33-06:00December 4th, 2012|SDBA News|0 Comments
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