Annual High School Honor Band Festival

The Honor Band festival includes concurrent high school students (grades 10-12) for a day of exciting music making. They perform with the most outstanding high school musicians from throughout the New England and the northeast, and are led by Dr. James Patrick Miller and a nationally recognized guest. Students who participate in the honor band audition with the UMass applied music faculty and are placed into one of two ensembles. At the end of the full day of music making the students will perform an evening concert in the UMass Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, which is open to the public. Student Application and Teacher Recommendations Forms are available on the UMass Music and Dace Department Homepage. For consideration for participation in the festival, students must participate in their school band programs and be recommended by their teacher/director.

Save the Date!

The 29th Annual UMass Honor Band will take place on Saturday, February 8th 2014. The all-day festival will conclude with a concert in the UMass Fine Arts Center Hall at 7:00 PM. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Andrew McMahan, Director of Bands at Cal Poly will be joining us as our guest conductor. Students will also get the opportunity to work with our outstanding UMass conductors, Dr. James Patrick Miller and Dr. Timothy Anderson. Materials and nomination information will be mailed to your school shortly. Stay posted for updates and we hope you will visit us on February 8th!

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