High School Honor Band
University of Minnesota High School Honor Band
Ferguson Hall and Ted Mann Concert Hall
January 24-26, 2020
The twenty-sixth annual University of Minnesota High School Honor Band weekend will be held on campus beginning Friday afternoon, January 24, 2020 at 4 pm and will conclude with a concert on Sunday afternoon, January 26, 2020 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 and Prof. Betsy McCann, conductors.
Eligibility and Audition Requirements
High school students in grades 10–12 are eligible to apply. Each student must be recommended by an ensemble 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. 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.
- Due to a new online application process, we have extended the deadline for submissions! DUE at 12:00 pm (noon) on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
Honor Band Fee:
$190 – for participants that require housing
$150 – for participants that do not require housing
This fee covers instruction, venue rental, meals, supplies and housing expenses (if applicable).
2020 Application (Application Deadline: November 5, 2019)
Morton Gould (arr. Philip Lang) | 1913-1996
American Salute (1943/1971)
Omar Thomas | b. 1984
John Zdechlik | b. 1937
Chorale and Shaker Dance (1972)
John Mackey | b. 1973
Julie Giroux | b. 1961
Tiger Tail March (2000)