Thank you for your interest in the 2022 CU High School Honor Band! The dates for the CU Honor Band will be February 25-26, 2022. The purpose of CU Honor Band is to provide a premier musical experience for students throughout Colorado. Our goal is to enhance the opportunity students receive in their school band program by allowing them to meet and perform with other students.

Our guest conductor for the 2022 CU High School Honor Band is Dr. Robert Taylor, Director of Bands at University of British Columbia.

February 25-26, 2022

For the 2021 CU High School Honor Band Festival, we offered a robust, dynamic and engaging online experience: students received high-quality instruction from CU Boulder faculty and exciting content throughout the festival weekend, including instrument master classes, elective sessions, and a professionally crafted virtual performance.

The format and schedule of the 2022 festival is TBA. View the 2021 schedule >>


Thank you for all of your audition submissions and congratulations to the students who have been chosen for the 2021 University of Colorado High School Honor Band! Please note that, due to the virtual nature and limited musical selection for this year’s festival, chairs were not assigned. As a result, the rosters are listed in alphabetical order.

View the selected Advanced Ensemble roster >>
View the selected Intermediate Ensemble roster >>

Auditions are open to all students grades 9-12. All students will submit their audition recording via our online registration. We are unable to accept auditions by email attachment or physical mail. 

Audition materials

2022 audition materials will become available in October 2021.

Audition process

Students can expect the audition process to include submitting an online form and providing an audition recording as part of that form. 

Audition deadline: All audition submissions must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2021.

Directors will receive a list of students selected for CU Honor Band and all students will be notified by mid-December 2021. If selected for the Honor Band, students will be expected to attend all scheduled programming and activities on Feb. 25-26, including viewing the Friday evening Wind Symphony-Symphonic Band Concert.


There is no fee to audition; the cost to participate in the festival if selected is $15 per student. This cost is reduced from previous years due to the online nature of the 2021 festival experience; 2022 fees will be finalized in October 2021.

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