Jones Winchester Marching Band, the Force, won the prestigious 1977 Great Bands of the Orange Bowl national championship.
All of his bands consistently earned Superior ratings at issma contests. Conaway was honored to experience his Carnegie Hall debut in March 2016 with a world premiere performance by the Purdue Wind Ensemble.In demand as both a marching and concert band clinician, Jon has worked with many fine groups and incorporates his love of energetic performances and positive experiences in the education of students and leaders.He has also worked with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic as well as several high school, college, and community ensembles across the country.They reside in Lafayette, Indiana.His true niche and passion, however, has been with the historic Indiana State Fair Band Day contest. .Before being promoted to Assistant Professor,.Trout directs the Purdue Jazz Band, the American Music Repertory Ensemble, the Jazz Lab Band, and the Concert Jazz Band.
He is the only director to win the Indiana State Fair Band Day at four different schools and holds a record thirteen wins for the most State Fair championships won as a director. .
Austin State University in 2013.Scott Cooksey, director of Bands,.In 1997, he was selected to conduct the music camp honor band for the Department of Education in the Northern Region of Queensland, Australia.Prior to his appointment to Purdues faculty, Conaway served for ten years as the Director of Bands for the West Lafayette Community School Corporation, during which time the program received many state and national accolades for musical excellence.In March 2018, the top orchestra will perform at the Music For All National Festival in Indianapolis. .He is a member of NAfME, cbdna, NBA, Indiana Music Educators Association, Indiana Bandmasters Association, and ascap.