2023 Student Schedule- TBA

2023 Band Roster & Part Assignments

Trae Blanco, Conductor

Dr. Trae Blanco serves as Director of Bands at Butler University where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting, and administers the band area. After completing his BME at New Mexico State University (NMSU), Dr. Blanco has served as Director of Bands at Las Cruces High School. Dr. Blanco holds a DMA in wind conducting from the Herberger Institute at Arizona State University, and a MM in Wind Conducting from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Prior to coming to Butler, Dr. Blanco served as Director of Bands at Murray State, and the University of Southern Maine. In July 2015, Dr. Blanco was a guest conductor with the United States Army “Pershing’s Own” Concert Band in Washington, D.C. and in both 2015 and 2016 Dr. Blanco was a finalist in the American Prize in Wind Conducting. Dr. Blanco has published articles with the NBA and WASBE journals, and has been an invited presenter at the state conventions of West Virginia, Maine, The Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, and the 2019 WASBE International Convention in Bunol, Spain.

2023 Band Program

Mother of a Revolution!         Omar Thomas (b. 1984)

Into the Silent Land            Steve Danyew (b. 1983)

The Rusty Bucket(and other Juke Joints)      Carol Brittin Chambers (b.1970)

Fanfare Habayusa     Satoshi Yagisawa (b. 1975)