Return to Headlines

HHS Band Takes The Stage at Chicago's Midwest Clinic

Sallie Vines White The Midwest Clinic

December 19, 2018

Hoover High School's Director of Bands Mr. Ryan Fitchpatrick has led a delegation of band students to the prestigious, invitation-only, Midwest Clinic in Chicago.  The group arrived this week and will be performing alongside some of the world's greatest musicians.

What began in 1946 as 120 music directors meeting for six hours in a Chicago YWCA gym has now become the annual four-day music band and orchestra conference known as The Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music ConferenceFor over 70 years, musicians, educators and people passionate about music education of all skill levels have gathered in Chicago for the largest music conference of its kind. 

The Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference offers guests interested in music education an array of clinics and exhibits, as well as access to music and teaching icons. The conference will also focus on industry trends and future topics in business and music education. With more than 17,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 30 countries, The Midwest Clinic offers music educators and musicians alike an unmatched networking opportunity
  

The Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference each year displays top ensembles throughout the music conference to showcase the newest ideas and talent. From students to professionals, performers have a chance to exhibit their talents to a supportive and enthusiastic audience with an interest in furthering music education. Each band and orchestra conference is unique and offers attendees the most up-to-date music styles and education techniques. 

Who Can Attend?

Guests of the music conference do not have to be part of an orchestra, band or any other group. From teachers to administrators, music enthusiast to professional musicians.  And EVERYONE in between! Register on your own or as part of a group. While offering world-class innovation, education and networking, The Midwest Clinic maintains competitive rates to ensure that musicians and music educators from all financial backgrounds can attend. 

The Midwest Clinic is ideal for: 

  • Instrumental Music Teachers 
  • Fine Arts Administrators 
  • Professional and Amateur Musicians 
  • Military Musicians 
  • College and University Teachers, Students and Administrators 
  • Music Industry Representatives 
  • Composers and Arrangers 
  • Grade School and High School Music Students 
  • Conductors 


The Midwest Clinic seeks to help musicians of all skill levels and stages
 advance into the next level of their careers. 

HHS Students at Chicago's famed "Bean" art sculpture