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Middle School Honor Band

The 2016 Middle School Honor Band Clinic is November 17-19, 2016


Conductors for the 2016 Clinic are
Mr. Mike Doll and Mr. Jocquin Fuller,
Special Guest Conductors

Clinicians | What you Receive | Selection Process | Information

Our Clinicians for 2016

Mr. Mike Doll is a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina and a graduate of Dorman high School.  He received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Furman University and a Master of Music Education degree from Winthrop University.

Mr. Doll serves as the Director of Instrumental Music at East Cooper Baptist Church and the band director at Palmetto Christian Academy in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.  His responsibilities include the church orchestra, the handbell choir, the Arts Academy and the middle school band classes.  He currently plays Euphonium in the Palmetto Concert Band.

Mr. Doll served as the band director at Rawlinson Road Middle School in Rock Hill, South Carolina for fifteen years.  During that time he also served as an assistant band director at Northwestern High School.  Under his direction, the Rawlinson Road Band consistently earned Superior ratings at concert festival and other state and regional events.  His band was awarded fourteen consecutive Outstanding Performance Awards.  In addition to his normal teaching duties, Mr. Doll is also active as a clinician for MakeMusic, Inc. promoting both SmartMusic practice tools software and Finale notation software.

Mr. Doll was awarded the “Teacher of the Year” award for Rawlinson Road for the 1998-1999 school year and then severed as the District Teacher of the Year for Rock Hill School District Three from 1999-2000.  He currently holds professional memberships in the National Association for Music Education, South Carolina Band Director’s Association, Phi Beta Mu, and the South Carolina Music Educator’s Association.

Mr. Doll lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina with his beautiful wife Susan, his daughter Abigail (who is playing flute in his band today), his sons Andrew, Jonathan and Timothy.


Joining us for 2016 is Mr. Jocquin Fuller! Mr. Fuller is currently in his third year as a band director for Charlotte Latin School in Charlotte, NC.  Prior to that, he served as a middle and high school director in the Rock Hill, SC for fifteen years.  He holds both a Bachelors and a Masters degree from Winthrop University in Music Education and Wind Conducting respectively, and is also certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching.  In addition to his many teaching responsibilities, he serves as both a judge and a clinician for many band events.  He is a member of Phi Beta Mu, Pi Kappa Lambda, NCBA, NCMEA, NafME, Phi Mu Alpha, and has been nominated for Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers on several occasions.  He resides in Rock Hill with his wonderful wife, Kelly, and their eleven-year-old daughter, Olivia.

What Honor Band Members Receive:

Selected members for the Middle School Honor Band Clinic will receive lunch and dinner, provided by Limestone College, and Honor Band T-shirt and bracelet. More importantly, students will also receive top-quality instruction provided by top-quality clinicians and the opportunity to perform alongside highly talented students from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

How to be selected into the Honor Band:

Band directors will nominate their students using this form.
Nomination forms are due to Limestone College no later than Friday, October 14, 2016. Selection information and further details will be sent to directors by Friday, October 21, 2016.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • October 14: All nominations are due to Limestone College. The nomination form can be found here.
  • October 21: Band Directors will receive information pertaining to selections and next steps
  • November 4: Student registration forms are due back to Limestone College
  • November 17-19: Middle School Honors Band Clinic at Limestone College!

More details and a schedule of events can be found on our Information Sheet below. This is a tentative document and is subject to change!


If you have further questions, please contact:

Dr. Patrick K. Carney
Director of Bands
864.488.4508 (office)