High School Honor Band

Student musicians dressed in concert black holding various low brass instruments stand after their performance.

Student musicians dressed in concert black holding various low brass instruments stand after their performance.
UMN Honor Band students after performing on Ted Mann Concert Hall stage.

University of Minnesota Honor Band

January 28-30, 2022

The annual University of Minnesota High School Honor Band Weekend will be held on the Twin Cities campus Friday, January 28 through Sunday, January 30, 2022. This is a wonderful opportunity for the Upper Midwest’s finest high school wind and percussion instrumentalists in grades 10, 11, and 12 to study music with UMN music faculty on the stage of Ted Mann Concert Hall.

Eligibility and Audition Requirements

High school students in grades 10–12 are eligible to apply. Each student must be recommended by a music instructor and should be an outstanding instrumentalist capable of performing class A literature. Each applicant must submit an online application and that includes a recording containing three to five total minutes of playing. The audio file must be submitted via the online application portal. 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 a complete online application via the SlideRoom portal. An application is considered complete when the application, recording(s), and reference (current band director) are all properly submitted through the portal.
  • We will begin accepting applications soon.
  • Deadline: Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 11:59 pm.

Honor Band Fee: TBD