High School Honor Band

Friday, February 23, 2018

The High School Honor Band provides talented student musicians with the opportunity to rehearse and perform some of the best in wind band literature (both new and old) within a traditional symphonic band setting comprised of other high school students from across the state of Michigan.

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The High School Honor Band takes place on Friday, February 23, 2018 on the campus of Albion College. It begins at 8:00 a.m. with registration/check-in and light breakfast and concludes after our 7:00 p.m. evening concert. Conducted by Director of Bands, Samuel McIlhagga, the band will meet for two major rehearsals and perform in concert that same evening with the Albion College Symphonic Band.

Program to be selected from the following:

  • Whirlwind - Jodie Blackshaw
  • Awakenings - Kimberly Archer
  • Hambone - Libby Larsen
  • Blessed are They - arr. Barbara Beuhlman
  • ...and then the Universe exploded - Olivia Kieffer

How to Apply

With the event being only one day, we plan to select participants and assign/mail all parts ahead of time to allow students time to practice. The group is open to all high school woodwind, brass, and percussion musicians through:

  1. A submitted application, and
  2. Their director's recomendation. (Directors will be notified via email when a student from their school has applied)

Deadline for application and audition materials is Friday, December 15, 2017.

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