Retired Director of Bands
Saucedo Music Inc.
Richard L. Saucedo is currently Director of Bands, Emeritus after retiring from the William H. Duke Center for the Performing Arts at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana. During his 31-year tenure, Carmel bands received numerous state and national honors in the areas of concert band, jazz band and marching band. The CHS Wind Symphony performed at the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival three times (1992, 1999, and 2004) and was named the Indiana State Champion Concert Band most recently in 2013. The group also performed at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago during December of 2005. The Carmel Marching Greyhounds have finished in the top ten at the Bands of America Grand National Championship for the past 15 years and were named BOA National Champions in the fall of 2005 and again in 2012. The Indiana Bandmasters Association named Mr. Saucedo Indiana’s “Bandmaster of the Year” for 1998-99, and the Indiana Music Educators Association named him the “Outstanding Music Educator” in the state of Indiana for 2010. HALFTIME, SCHOOL BAND AND ORCHESTRA and BRASSWIND/WOODWIND Magazines have highlighted his accomplishments in recent articles. Mr. Saucedo was inducted into the Music for All Hall of Fame in March of 2015.
Mr. Saucedo is a freelance arranger and composer, having released over 300 marching band arrangements, concert band, and orchestral works as well as many choral compositions. He is currently on the writing staff for the Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. His concert band works have been performed all over the world by middle school and high school bands as well as by college and university groups. He is a member of the Conn-Selmer Division of Education and currently serves as assistant chief judge for Bands of America Marching Band Competitions.
Invite a Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician to conduct a rehearsal, honor band, or All-State Festival to engage your students and help your community reach new musical heights.
This clinic will focus on ways to use electronically created drones to help your students learn where and how to listen within the ensemble. The discussion will also include the use of “just tuning” and tuning chorales to help your band create a beautifully rich sounding sonority.
With the many options that students have to choose from, what is it that still entices them to stay in music classes which often take up so much of their time, even outside of school? In this session, we’ll take a look at the reasons students decide to stay or go when it comes to music classes and ensembles.
In this session, individuals will volunteer to get up in front of the group and rehearse a simple phrase of a well-known melody. Each volunteer will get 5 minutes to conduct and will then receive feedback relating to their communication skills and effectiveness as a rehearsal technician. Don’t let this scare you! Come on in and take a chance! The life you improve may be your own!
Richard Saucedo talking to attendees at the Conn-Selmer Institute.
Richard Saucedo conducting during the opening concert of the Conn-Selmer Institute.
Richard Saucedo pointing out key points in his slide at the Conn-Selmer Institute.