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Towson University Honor Band Nomination Information


Are you enrolled in Honors Wind Ensemble? Are you in 11th or 12th grade? Are you interested in an awesome one-day band experience rehearsing and performing challenging music with students from other high school schools under the direction of inspiring educator/conductors?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, please consider JOIN US on the Towson University Campus for the monumental 40th Annual Towson University Honor Band. The honor band will be held on the Towson University Campus on Saturday, December 9th. This one-day clinic includes rehearsals and masterclasses throughout the day with our various band directors as well as applied faculty and will conclude with a wonderful public performance at 8:00pm.


We have a wonderful line up of guests and conductors this year so stay tuned.


The Towson University Honor Band Festival will feature 2 full concert bands. Both bands will work with each guest conductor and play the finest and most advanced music from the classical as well as contemporary wind band repertoire. The ultimate goal for the day is to provide a fun and rewarding experience to musicians of all ages and abilities. The honor band festival is open to all high school students, grades 11 - 12.


Participation Fees

All students will receive a Certificate of Participation and a 2023 Towson University Honor Band T-Shirt. Lunch will also be provided. There will be a $30.00 Honor Band fee per person. (Checks payable to "TU Foundation", CASH also accepted) This fee can be paid during registration the morning of December 10th. The admission charge for the concert is $10.00.


Day Information

The honor band day, Saturday December 9th, will begin at 7:00am with registration and ensemble auditions. At 8:30am the TU faculty will provide specialized masterclasses to all students followed by a rehearsal block from 9:00am - 12:00pm. From 12:00pm - 1:30pm you will be provided with lunch. From 1:30pm - 4:30pm we will have our second and final rehearsal block followed by a brief performance by the TU And Ensemble. Dinner, on your own, is from 5:00pm - 7:15pm. At 7:15pm we will have our final preparation rehearsal for our 8:00pm concert. It's a jammed pack day of exciting activities! This is ALWAYS one of my favorite days of the year and I hope to see you there! SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9th, 2023 7am - Registration and Auditions 8:30 - TU Faculty Masterclasses 9:00 - Rehearsal Block 1 12pm - Lunch (Provided) 1:30 - Rehearsal Block 2 and TU Jazz Orchestra Performance 4:30 - TU Symphonic Band Performance 5:00 - Dinner (On Own) 7:15 - Final Prep 7:30 - Performance, Kaplan Concert Hall (Tiger and Gold Honor Bands)

If you are interested in participating in this awesome day of music making, please send Mr. Stevenson a brief email asking to be nominated no later than 11:59pm on October 13.

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