High School Honor Band

Albion College has made the difficult decision to postpone our 2022 High School Honor Band due to complications with COVID-19 in our surrounding communities. While we are disappointed to not be able to spend the day with High School students from our surrounding areas, we are looking forward to organizing and resuming this exciting event in the future when it is safe to do so. We hope to see you at our next one!


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.

The High School Honor Band takes place 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. Last year’s Honor band was conducted by Damien Crutcher, founder and CEO of Crescendo Detroit. The band met for two major rehearsals and performed in concert that same evening with the Albion College Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

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, (Application will be available mid-November) 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 Monday, January 31, 2022.

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