Honors and Special Performances

2016-2017
Chicago Symphony Center, Invitational Concert
WFMT "Introductions," Featured Performance
Chicagoland Invitational Band Festival, Hersey High School

2015-2016
National Band Association Band Director Workshop, Featured Performance
WFMT "Introductions," Featured Performance
Performance Tour of Italy

2014-2015
WFMT "Introductions," Featured Performance
Chicagoland Invitational Band Festival, Hersey High School

2013-2014
Blue Ribbon Award for Programs of Excellence, National Band Association
Northshore Concert Band, Exchange Concert
Chicagoland Invitational Band Festival, Hersey High School

2012-2013
The Midwest Clinic, Featured Performance
WFMT "Introductions," Featured Performance
Chicagoland Invitational Band Festival, Hersey High School
Western Illinois University, Concert Host

2011-2012
Sydney Opera House, Australia Tour

2010-2011
Chicago Symphony Center, Grainger Room
University of Wisconsin, Concert Host

2009-2010
Western Illinois University Showcase of Bands
Grand Valley State University, Exchange Concert
Pittwater (Australia) High School Band Tour, Host
Northshore Concert Band, Exchange Concert

2008-2009
University of Illinois Superstate Festival
Music for All National Concert Band Festival
The Midwest Clinic, Demonstration Band
Lawrence University, Exchange Concert

2007-2008
University of Illinois Superstate Festival
Chicagoland Invitational Band Festival, Hersey High School

2006-2007
Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Conference
The Midwest Clinic, Demonstration Band
The National Grammy Signature School Award

2003-2004
Downbeat Award for Best Symphonic Wind Ensemble

2002-2003
Chicagoland Invitational Band Festival, Hersey High School

2001-2002
Downbeat Award for Best Symphonic Wind Ensemble

2000-2001
University of Illinois Superstate Festival
Downbeat Award for Best Symphonic Wind Ensemble

1999-2000
University of Illinois Superstate Festival
Grammy Signature School Gold Award

1998-1999
University of Illinois Superstate Festival
Downbeat Award for Best Symphonic Wind Ensemble

1997-1998
Honor Band Tour of Hawaii and Australia
Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Conference
Northern Illinois University Conducting Clinic

1996-1997
Northern Illinois University Invitational Band Festival

1995-1996
International Band and Orchestra Conference, Atlanta, GA

1993-1994
Music Educators National Conference Biennial In-Service Conference, Cinncinnati, OH

1992-1993
Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Conference

1991-1992
Illinois Music Educators Association Total Music Program Award

1990-1991
The Midwest Clinic, Featured Performance

1989-1990
Western Illinois University Showcase of Bands

1988-1989
Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Conference

1985-1986
The Midwest Clinic, Featured Performance