All New England Band Festival
Monday, November 22, 2021
Applications for the 2021 All New England Band Festival are now being accepted.
Dr. Joshua Kearney
Assistant Director of Bands
Director of Athletic Bands
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Joshua Kearney is Assistant Professor, Assistant Director of Bands, and Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he is responsible for all aspects of the athletic band program, teaches courses in music education and conducting, and directs the University Band. In addition to his duties at UNO, Dr. Kearney serves as Music Director of the Nebraska Wind Symphony. Kearney began his career as a teacher in the public schools south of Nashville, Tennessee. Kearney has worked as an adjudicator and clinician for ensembles of all levels—maintaining an active guest conducting schedule with ensembles locally and across the United States. Additionally, Kearney regularly shares his research and experiences through conference presentations within the U.S. and abroad.
Dr. Jared Staub
Director of Bands
Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education
Plymouth State University
Jared Staub is currently the Director of Bands at Plymouth State University where he conducts the Symphonic Band, teaches courses in conducting and instrumental music education, and oversees the applied low brass studio.
Prior to this he served as the Director of Bands at Grand Rapids Community College where he conducted the Wind and Jazz Ensembles and taught courses in music theory and instrumental music education. His public-school teaching experience includes serving for six years as Director of Bands at Lakeland High School in LaGrange, Indiana where he oversaw all aspects of a comprehensive high school band program—directing the marching, jazz, and concert bands, and serving as music director for all musical theater productions. Dr. Staub taught in similar capacities in schools in the greater Chicago area.
High School musicians (grades 10-12) recommended by their high school band director are eligible.
The cost for each high school participant is $30.00. This registration fee is payable at the time of the notification of selection and acceptance by the student. There is no registration fee for participating directors.