All-Star Band Clinic

40th Annual All-Star Band Clinic

When: November 17-19, 2016

Where: Asbury University (Wilmore, Ky.)

Who: Outstanding high school band members from Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, etc.

Cost: Only $65.00 (Includes meals, housing, registration fee and band clinic T-shirt)

The Asbury University Music Department invites high school band musicians to apply to participate in the 40th Annual All-Star Band Clinic. Participating students will stay in campus housing, participate in rehearsals and clinics, attend concerts by university ensembles and perform in the culminating concert in Asbury's Hughes Auditorium.

All-Star Band Clinic Schedule      All-Star Band Clinic Application

For more information, contact Dr. Glen Flanigan (email:; telephone: 859-858-3511, ext. 2308)

Our Guest Conductor:  We are honored to have Dr. Ronald Holz serve as our Guest Conductor this year.  See below for more infomation regarding Dr. Holz

Dr. Ronald Holz
Dr. Holz

Ronald W. Holz, Ph.D., is a noted music historian, conductor, lecturer, and adjudicator, particularly in the fields of brass and wind music. A leading authority on the literature and history of the British-style brass band and the American wind band, he has traveled extensively throughout North America and the United Kingdom as a featured guest.  He recently retired as Professor of Music Literature and Instrumental Music at Asbury University, where he taught for 33 years, 1981--2014. Among the groups he led during that tenure have been the Asbury University Orchestra, the Salvation Army Student Fellowship Brass Band of Asbury University, and the internationally acclaimed Lexington Brass Band, a group he brought to international acclaim via tours of Great Britain and Canada, and performances at international conferences, such as the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.

In February 2014, the Kentucky Music Educators’ Association named Holz the University—College Teacher of the Year.  He and his wife, Dr. Beatrice Holz, received in April 2014 the highest honor granted by the international Salvation Army, The Order of the Founder, in recognition, in part, for their many years as volunteer music leaders in the denomination.

Holz has written critically acclaimed books dealing with brass and wind band history, including a two-volume study of the music and missions of Salvation Army bands, and a life-works study of the renowned Swedish-American band composer, Erik Leidzén.  His articles and reviews appear in a wide range of periodicals, including regular features in The British Bandsman and The Brass Herald. He is frequently commissioned compact disc program notes for some of the world’s finest bands. Holz continues to serve as Artistic Director of the Great American Brass Band Festival, and has coordinated the GABBF Band History Conferences and Brass Symposiums of the GABBF since 2004.

While as Asbury, Holz coordinated and taught the chamber music, music history, and composition curricula the Christian liberal arts university. Holz also served as the school’s Chairman of the Division of Fine Arts. He completed his graduate training in historical musicology at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the University of Connecticut. He and his wife now reside in Atlanta, Georgia.