High School Honor Band
Thank you to the 100 students from over 50 high schools that participated in the 2018 University of Minnesota Honor Band.
University of Minnesota High School Honor Band
Ferguson Hall and Ted Mann Concert Hall
February 8-10, 2019
The twenty-fifth annual University of Minnesota High School Honor Band weekend will be held on campus beginning Friday afternoon, February 8, 2019 at 4 pm and will conclude with a concert on Sunday afternoon, February 10, 2019 at 1:30 pm in Ted Mann Concert Hall. This is an outstanding opportunity for 90 of the Upper Midwest’s finest high school wind and percussion instrumentalists in grades 10, 11, and 12 to rehearse and perform challenging music in a concentrated setting.
Dr. Emily Threinen, Prof. Jerry Luckhardt, and Prof. Betsy McCann, conductors.
Eligibility and Audition Requirements
High school students in grades 10–12 are eligible to participate. Each student must be recommended by a band director and should be an outstanding instrumentalist capable of performing class A literature. Each applicant must submit an online application and email an mp3 recording containing three to five total minutes of playing. Each audio file must be clearly labeled with the student’s name, instrument, and selections. Selections should include a slow legato work and a contrasting etude or movement of a technical nature. Percussionists should perform on at least two different instruments of their choice. Applicants who wish to audition for more than one instrument must submit a separate music file for each instrument.
- Applicants must submit an Application and a Recording and have their teacher complete a Director's Recommendation.
- Applications DUE at 11:59 pm on Thursday, November 1, 2018.
- Accepted students will be invited to an optional Band Experience Day the evening of Tuesday, December 11.
Irish Tune from County Derry (1918), Percy Aldridge Grainger/Rogers (4’)
Vulcan: “Vulcan’s Forge” (2014) [Movement III], Michael Daugherty (6’)
English Folk Song Suite (1923), Ralph Vaughan Williams (12’)
Heart Songs [Mvmt I: A Quiet Song] (1997), David Maslanka (6‘)
Jazz Suite No. 2 [Dance I] (1938), Shostakovich/de Meij (3’)