Thank you for your interest in the 2019 CU Middle School Honor Band! 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.
Our guest conductor for the 2019 CU Middle School Honor Band is Jack Yonce, former Director of Bands at Cheyenne Mountain High School.
Both the rehearsals and performance will take place at the University of Colorado. Check-in will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, with 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. 23, and perform a concert in Macky Auditorium that evening.
Thank you for all of your audition submissions, and congratulations to the students who have been chosen for the 2019 University of Colorado Middle School Honor Band! View the selected roster here.
Students with selected and alternate status must return this signature sheet.
Music will be emailed to directors by mid-January 2019. If selected for the Honor Band, students will be expected to attend all scheduled rehearsals and activities on Feb. 22-23, 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.
We are releasing audition scores and audition feedback for students whose audition fees and signature sheets (as applicable) have been received. The scores and feedback are sent to the email address first provided to us on the Google Form. This is often (but not always) the parent’s email address; and it would be whomever received the confirmation email when you submitted the form. If director, student, or student’s parents haven’t received feedback and you have received confirmation that we have payment and signature sheets (if required): first, check your spam filters. It may show up as an email from Google. Then, email us at MSHonorBand@colorado.edu, and we’ll help track it down for you.
All students must submit their audition via the online registration form, using the below links. Note: There is a separate form for each instrument.
If you are auditioning on more than one instrument, please submit the form for each separate instrument audition.
University of Colorado
Attn. Laura Graham
Boulder, CO 80309
If you have any questions about Middle School Honor Band, please email us at MSHonorBand@colorado.edu.