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.
The 2019 Honor Band process will be 100 percent online (no CD submissions will be accepted). Audition materials are due Nov. 12, 2018.
Notifications of acceptance, as well as audition feedback, will be emailed to directors by Dec. 14, 2018. 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.
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.