Department of Music

Honor Band Festivals

Honor Band Festivals 2024

For MIDDLE SCHOOL Parents/Guardians: To ensure your student receives an exceptional honor band experience,  you must register online to guarantee all event scheduling and equipment logistics are confirmed.   We cannot take registrations at the door on the day of the event.

Middle School Festival: February 23 & 24, 2024

This two-day festival takes place on February 23 & 24, 2024. The festival begins with chair placement and a rehearsal Friday night. The participants will have an opportunity to hear UM’s chamber ensembles Saturday afternoon. The final concert is also on Saturday afternoon. A complete schedule of events will be updated soon, below.

Students must be recommended by a band instructor in order to register for the UM Honor Band. The deadline for Directors to recommend students is Feb. 9. We reserve the right to invite a limited number to fill the positions available. More experienced students will have first preference, but we encourage young talented students to apply.

Schedule

Accepted Middle School Students(PDF)

MIDDLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Chair try-out audition requirements are listed below.

ProCat Audio/Visual is providing DVDs, commemorative plaques, and other items for this event. To order online, please visit this link for Pro Cat AV orders for the UM Middle School Honor Band participants.

High School Festival: March 1-3, 2024

For HIGH SCHOOL Parents/Guardians: To ensure your student receives an exceptional honor band experience, online registration will close on  February 26 at 5:00 pm to guarantee all event scheduling and equipment logistics are confirmed.   We cannot take registrations at the door on the day of the event.

The High School Honor Band will take place on March 1, 2, & 3, 2024. The UM Wind Ensemble will kick off the weekend with a concert on Friday night in Palmer Auditorium. The participants will also have an opportunity to hear UM’s chamber ensembles as well as enjoy pizza and jazz Saturday evening with the UM Jazz Ensemble.

You must be recommended by a band instructor to register for the UM Honor Band. The deadline for directors to recommend students is Feb. 16. We reserve the right to invite a limited number to fill the positions available. Upper-class students will have first preference, but we encourage young talented students to apply as well.

Schedule

The list of accepted students is posted below.  Students on the list should register and pay the $80.00 fee – preferably online.  Chair try-out audition requirements are listed below.

Accepted High School Students

General Information

High School Registration

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If you are a high school senior interested in attending UM in the Fall of 2024, please schedule an audition for acceptance and a possible scholarship to the music program. UM Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 9th.

Register to audition for UM’s Music Department


ProCat Audio/Visual is providing DVDs, commemorative plaques, and other items for this event. To order online, please visit this link for Pro Cat AV orders for the UM High School Honor Band participants.


 

Audition Requirements

Required musical exercises and scales are found at the Shelby County Honor Band Festival webpage below for both Middle School and High School students.

Shelby County Honor Band Requirements


Note: Only directors may submit student names. Students must apply through their school band director.

Payment