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Honor Band Festivals

Middle School and High School Honor Band Festivals 2018

We are proud to announce the 2018 University of Montevallo Honor Band Festivals. The festivals will take place over two weekends: February 23-24, 2018 for the Middle School Festival and March 2-4, 2018 for the High School Festival. The festivals will include opportunities to perform standard and contemporary concert band repertoire.

Middle School Festival: February 23-24, 2018

This two day festival begins with chair placement and a rehearsal Friday night. The participants will have an opportunity to hear UM’s chamber ensembles Saturday afternoon.

Deadline: The deadline for the recommendation form is January 12, 2018. You must be recommended by a band instructor to register for the UM Honor Band. 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.

High School Festival: March 2-4, 2018

The UM Wind Ensemble will kick off the weekend with a concert on Friday night, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. 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.

Deadline: The deadline for the recommendation form is January 26, 2018. You must be recommended by a band instructor to register for the UM Honor Band. 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.

Audition Requirements

Required musical excerpts: The lyrical excerpt from the Alabama High School and Middle School All-State Audition List.  Percussion should play as many of the excerpts as possible. Note: Only directors may submit student names. Students must apply through the school band director.

Questions: honorband@montevallo.edu or through the Honor Band’s Facebook page.

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