High School Honor Band

Audition information will be posted by November 1st! Audition infrmation will be sent via email!

To receive audition information if you're not on our list, contact us at music@limestone.edu

In 2008, Limestone University inaugurated the Honor Band Clinic and began providing a tremendous service for area middle and high school musicians. This clinic is designed to provide a wonderful musical experience for high school winds and percussionists. By director nomination, the selected participants will rehearse with fantastic guest music educators and conductors.

Music is one of Limestone’s “Seven Branches of Learning”. The unwavering support by Limestone University administrators toward music education allows continual growth and development of music offerings for our community.

We are excited to welcome Dr. Nieves Villaseñor as our guest clinician this upcoming year! You can read
more about him, and our Limestone Faculty clinician, Dr. Seth Taft, below!

Dr. Nieves Villaseñor

Dr. Nieves Villaseñor III is the Director of Bands and Coordinator of Music Education at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. At UIW, he is the Director of the UIW Marching Cardinals, directs the UIW Wind Ensemble, and leads the UIW Cardinal Red Basketball Band. As Coordinator of Music Education and the Instrumental Area, Dr. Villaseñor teaches courses in instrumental music education and the music-major sequence conducting course.

Previously, Dr. Villaseñor served as Visiting Assistant Director of Bands at James Madison University, where he served as Assistant Director of the Marching Royal Dukes, Director of the JMU Pep Band, and conducted the JMU Symphonic Band. He also served as artist-in-residence at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC) in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Nieves Villaseñor

Dr. Seth A. Taft

Dr. Seth A. Taft is Assistant Professor of Music Education, Director of Instrumental Music, and Program Coordinator of Music at Limestone. As a music educator, he has previously taught high school band and choir in Virginia, music education courses at the University of Colorado Boulder, and various clinics and camps. As an educational researcher and author, Taft studies a variety of topics, especially those related to the occupational psychology of music teachers. He has given research presentations at various conferences and has articles published in prominent music education journals. As a musician, he primarily plays saxophone, but enjoys playing anything he can, especially low brass and percussion. Taft lives in Grassy Pond with his wife Becca, daughter Charlie, and goldendoodle Toby.

Seth Taft