Thank you for your interest in the 2018 CU High School Honor Band, under the direction of guest conductor and University of Wisconsin Wind Ensemble Conductor Prof. Scott Teeple. 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. At CU Honor Band, the students participate in masterclasses with faculty from the University of Colorado and rehearse as an ensemble for two days. At the end of the festival, they present a full length concert that demonstrates their growth and development.

Dates: Friday, Feb. 23-Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018

Both the rehearsals and performance will take place at the University of Colorado. Check in will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, with master classes, rehearsals and the CU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Concert that evening. The honor band will rehearse from approximately 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, and perform a concert in Macky Auditorium that evening. Exact times will be provided upon acceptance.

Auditions

Auditions are open to all students grades 9-12. Students have a choice when completing their audition: They can either submit an audio recording via our online registration, OR they can complete a live audition at one of our regional audition sites. ALL STUDENTS must complete the online form to be considered for CU High School Honor Band. We are unable to accept auditions by email attachment or physical mail.

Audition deadline: All materials must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2017.

Regional Live Audition Dates, Times and Locations

Nov. 27, 2017: 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. - Cheyenne Mountain High School

Nov. 28, 2017: 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. - Cherry Creek High School

Dec. 1, 2017: 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Loveland High School

Dec. 6, 2017: 3 p.m.-5 p.m. - University of Colorado Boulder

Audition Materials

High School Honor Band/Colorado All-State excerpts for 2018

Please note that we are using the Colorado All-State music as audition music, and chair placement within the ensemble will be based on the initial audition.

Audition Process

Step-by-step guide to submitting your audition

2018 High School Honor Band audition form

Directors will receive a list of students selected for CU Honor Band and all students will be notified by Dec. 15, 2017. Music for the festival will be emailed to the selected students by the first week in February. If selected for the Honor Band, students will be expected to attend all scheduled rehearsals and activities on Feb. 23-24, including attending the Friday evening Wind Symphony-Symphonic Band Concert. Parents are responsible for transportation, lodging and supervision at all other times during the Honor Band weekend.

Fees

There is no fee to audition; the cost to participate in the festival if selected is $20 per student. 

If you have any questions about high school honor band, please email us at HSHonorBand@colorado.edu.