2024 Intercollegiate Band

Guest Conductor: Dr. Carolyn Barber

Carolyn A. Barber is the Ron and Carol Cope Professor of Music and Director of Bands in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Glenn Corfu School of Music. Dr. Barber began her career as a lecturer and assistant to the dean of the Northwestern University School of Music.  Prior to her appointment at UNL, Dr. Barber served as Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and as principal horn of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Barber’s chief area of research is conducting practice and pedagogy and the development of ensembleship through improvisation, artistic thinking, and a broad, multidisciplinary array of rehearsal techniques.  She has received numerous awards for musical and academic achievement, including multiple National Band Association Citations of Excellence and a United States Navy Band Good Conduct Medal – an unusual distinction for someone who has never had the honor to serve in the military. In addition to her scholarly activities, Dr. barber maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor throughout the United States and Canada.



Directors are expected to register for the convention.

The participation fee is $20 per student, which includes student registration for the conference.

Nominations and director comments will be submitted via the link below.

Contact Robert Doersam at rdoersam@coleman.k12.wi.us with questions.


Sept. 1 through Oct. 13: nominations open (directors enter via link below)
November 1: rosters posted and directors notified via email
November 15: music and forms available to directors
January 6: payments due
January 18-19: Intercollegiate Band at UW-Whitewater


Ron Nelson: Sonoran Desert Holiday
Roshanne Etezady: Against the Rain
Ralph Vaughan Williams, arr. Dean: The Running Set
David Maslanka: California
Travis Cross: Looking at the Stars


Download the participation certificate for your students below.

2024 WCBA Participation Certificate