Make plans now to attend the 24th Annual Iowa Collegiate All-Star Honor Band Concert held on Nov. 17, 2 p.m. in the Josephine Tope Community Auditorium in Nevada. Admission is free.

The conductor of the 2018 Iowa Collegiate All-Star Honor Band is Dr. Stephen G. Peterson, who was appointed director of bands at the University of Illinois in the fall of 2015. As director of bands, he conducts the Wind Symphony, leads the graduate wind conducting program, teaches courses in wind literature and guides all aspects of one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most storied band programs. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Illinois, he served as director of bands at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y., for 17 years. From 1988-1998, he served as associate director of bands at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Dr. Peterson was also conductor of the renowned Northshore Concert Band. He held positions as associate and interim director of bands at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and has several years of successful teaching experience in the public schools in Arizona.

The concert is in conjunction with the Iowa Music Educators Association.