2014 Session (78th Year)
Senior Camp: Sunday, June 8 - Saturday, June 14
Junior Camp: Sunday, June 15 - Friday, June 20


2014 Dixie Band Camp Application Click to Download

Richard Saucedo
Selected As Guest Conductor for 2014



                                    
                Richard L. Saucedo is the recently retired Director of Bands and Department Chairman at the William H. Duke Center for the Performing Arts at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana. Under his direction, Carmel bands have received numerous state and national honors in the areas of concert band, jazz band and marching band. The CHS Wind Symphony has performed at the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival three times (1992, 1999, and 2004) and was named the Indiana State Champion Concert Band in 1999. The group also performed at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago during December of 2005. The Carmel Jazz Ensembles have won numerous awards at jazz festivals in Indiana and throughout the Midwest. The Carmel Marching Greyhounds have finished in the top ten at the Bands of America Grand National Championship for the past 15 years and were named BOA National Champions in the fall of 2005. The Marching Band has been an Indiana Class A State Champion three times in recent history. The Indiana Bandmasters Association named Mr. Saucedo Indiana's "Bandmaster of the Year" for 1998-99. Mr. Saucedo was recently named the "Outstanding Music Educator" in the state of Indiana for 2010 by the Indiana Music Educators Association. Mr. Saucedo's accomplishments have been recently highlighted in articles by HALFTIME and SCHOOL BAND AND ORCHESTRA Magazines

The band program at Carmel currently serves 400 instrumentalists and 40 color guard members in five concert bands, four jazz ensembles, a 200 member marching band, a 100 member pep band, a competitive winter color guard (2011 WGI Scholastic World Class National Champions), music theory classes, a music technology class and a jazz improvisation class.

Mr. Saucedo is a freelance arranger and composer, having released numerous marching band arrangements, concert band works and choral compositions. He is currently on the writing staff for the Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. His concert band works have been performed all over the world by middle school and high school bands as well as by college and university groups. Mr. Saucedo has received commissions from all parts of the United States and he will be releasing numerous works for university, high school middle school bands and orchestras in the near future. He is the author of two DVD's on the subject of rehearsing the marching band wind section "Dynamic Music.

Mr. Saucedo travels throughout the country as an adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor for concert band, jazz band, marching band, and orchestra. He has been a featured clinician for the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, the Texas Music Educators Association, the Arkansas Bandmasters Association, the Colorado Music Educators Association, the California Music Educators Association, the North Dakota Music Educators Association, The Virginia Music Educators Association and the Indiana Music Educators Association. He has served as Music Caption Head for the Drum Corps Midwest Judges Guild and is currently a music judge for Drum Corps International. Mr. Saucedo also served as the brass composer/arranger for the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps in Rosemont, Illinois from 2000 through 2008. The Cavaliers won the DCI World Championship five times during Mr. Saucedo's tenure.

Mr. Saucedo did his undergraduate work at Indiana University in Bloomington and finished his master's degree at Butler University in Indianapolis. He is also an aviation enthusiast and a certified private pilot. Mr. Saucedo is married to his wife Sarah and is most proud of his daughter, Carmen, who is studying elementary education at Ball State University. The newest member of the Saucedo family is son Ethan David, who was born on December 8, 2006.

 

 

 


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2013 Student Officers

 Girls    
 Head Captain  Pamela Okolo
 Batesville, AR
 Full Captain      Sarah Stephens
 Wynne, AR
 Full Captain  Marley Medlock
 Greenbrier, AR
 Full Captain  Devlin Deveney
 Jonesboro, AR
 Full Captain  Christina Thompson
 Conway, AR
 Full Captain  Amma Udochi
 Conway, AR
 Full Captain  Hannah McKee
 Greenbrier, AR
 Full Captain  Olivia Jamieson  
 Batesville, AR
 Full Captain  Emily Barber
 Batesville, AR
 Full Captain
 Molly Stoll
 Jonesboro, AR
 Full Captain  Taylor Hall
 Jonesboro (Valley View), AR
 Assistant Captain  Kirsten Hazelwood
 Paragould, AR
 Assistant Captain  Katie Kemp
 Conway, AR
 Assistant Captain  Cassie Ferrell
 Jonesboro, AR
 Assistant Captain  Molly Churchwell
 Greenbrier, AR
 Assistant Captain  Katie Glover
 Marion, AR
 Assistant Captain  Regan Beard
 Gulf Breeze, FL
 Assistant Captain   Pooja Lukhi
 Conway, AR
 Assistant Captain  Anna Gately
 West Memphis, AR
 Assistant Captain  Marianne Burnett
 Conway, AR
 Boys    
 Head Captain  Jonathan Billings
 Marion, AR
 Full Captain  Rob Edwards
 Conway, AR
 Full Captain  Matt Stephens
 Conway, AR
 Full Captain  David Cox
 Batesville, AR
 Full Captain  Taylor Gambill
 Jonesboro, AR
 Full Captain  Austin Merriman
 Hardy, AR
 Full Captain  Henry Bowen
 Conway, AR
 Full Captain  Lincoln Gimnich
 Conway, AR
 Assistant Captain  Adam Ratliff
 Heber Springs, AR
 Assistant Captain  Reid Sutherland
 Conway, AR
 Assistant Captain  Joseph VanScoy
 Jonesboro, AR
 Assistant Captain  Eamonn Mayo
 Conway, AR
 Assistant Captain  Darius Russell
 West Memphis, AR
 Assistant Captain  Drew Steinbeck
 Conway, AR
 Assistant Captain  Brandon Marlin
 Pocahontas, AR
 Assistant Captain  Brady Dobbs
 Jonesboro, AR
 Assistant Captain  Demarian Williams
 West Memphis, AR        
 Assistant Captain  Ryan Spainhour
 Greenbrier, AR
 Assistant Captain
 John Vinzant
 Prairie Grove, AR

 

 

  
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