IUP Junior High Band Invitational

  • IUP will host the third annual Junior High Band Invitational on November 5, 2016!

    This will be a one-day, sight-reading ensemble featuring:

    • an evening performance in Fisher Auditorium,
    • master classes by IUP faculty, and
    • the opportunity to work with a fabulous guest conductor.

    All students in grades 7–9 who apply for this ensemble with a recommendation from their home director will be accepted to participate .

    No audition is required!


    • November 5, 2016
    • Rehearsal from 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    • Concert at 7:00 p.m.
    • No auditions — all repertoire for the concert will be distributed at the event
    • Students will be responsible for all meals while they are on campus
    • $25 registration fee if paid in advance (by October 22 / $35 if paid after due date or on-site)
    • Commemorative t-shirt
    • Attendance of the home band director at this event is not required. Simply complete a director registration form so that we may have your contact information in case of an emergency.

    Download the invitation and registration forms for the 2016 Junior High Band Invitational


    Participant Registration Form

    Director Letter

    Director Registration Form

    Campus Information

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    Dr. Jason Worzbyt
    Professor of Bassoon
    Associate Director of Bands

  • Guest Conductor

    Dr. Travis J. Weller

    Travis WellerTravis J. Weller, has been the Director of Bands at Mercer-Senior High School since August of 1995. Travis holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from Kent State University, a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Duquense University, and completed his undergraduate degree at Grove City College. In addition to this duties at Mercer, he has taught at Kent State University as an adjunct instructor in music technology for music educators. Travis has served as President for the District 5 Chapter of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.  Travis is also a member of Phi Beta Mu, ASCAP, and the National Band Association.  He is a past president of the Nu Chapter of Phi Beta Mu, and has been serving on the Earl D. Irons Program of Distinction Committee. He has been a guest clinician in music education for professional development sessions with PMEA and secondary music methods classes at area colleges and universities. He has presented numerous times at the PMEA and OMEA State Conferences and has authored several articles in journals and magazines including Teaching Music, The PMEA Journal, Phi Beta Mu International Newsletter, National Band Association Journal, and Learning and Leading with Technology. He published works for band with The FJH Music Company, Wingert-Jones, C.L. Barnhouse, Grand Mesa, Manhattan Beach, and Bandworks Publications. He is in frequent demand as a guest conductor for honor bands and composer in residence sessions with school bands across Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. Travis resides in Mercer with his wife Beth, their three daughters and a son.