Honor Band Festival
20th Annual Honor Band Festival
February 24-26, 2023
Thank you for your interest in the Alabama State University Honor Band Festival. The purpose of the Honor Band Festival is to recognize the outstanding achievements of high school (9th-12th grade) musicians, to serve as an outreach for the promotion of concert band music in our region, and to introduce students to all that Alabama State University offers in the area of Music. The festival weekend will include a showcase concert by current ASU students, master-class sessions on each instrument taught by ASU faculty, and a Grand Finale Concert given by the festival participants. Interested students should use the link above to submit an online application. Band Directors and selected students will be notified of their acceptance via email by February 1st , at which time, a detailed information packet will be sent, including the complete festival schedule, housing options for out of town students, and music excerpts for seating auditions. There will be a participation fee of $39 per student, which is payable when students arrive on campus for the festival.
In addition to providing this unique honor band performance opportunity, we also use the weekend to evaluate and audition 12th grade students who have expressed interest in attending ASU as music majors (Music Education or Music Performance). Students interested in auditioning for a scholarship should prepare two contrasting pieces (one technical and one lyrical) in addition to all twelve major scales. We at ASU are always excited to work with the wonderful students who attend Honor Band, and we look forward to providing a musically rewarding experience for all involved. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding the weekend.
Dr. Michael Westmoreland, Coordinator
Alabama State University
Department of Music