Smoky Hills High School Honor Band

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19th Annual Smoky Hills High School Honor Band

Kansas Wesleyan University Department of Music is pleased to announce its 19th Annual Smoky Hills High School Honor Band Festival, to be held Thursday, February 8, 2018.

Students must be nominated by December 1, 2017

Festival highlights include:

  • Festival Honor Band performance preceded by a performance of the KWU Wind Ensemble
  • Opportunity to perform with a featured guest artist, Dr. Andrew Veit
  • Director's clinic: Topic TBA
  • Opportunity for seniors to perform their scholarship audition and receive admissions review while on campus
  • Masterclasses with KWU Faculty & Students
  • Musical Support from members of the 1ID Band at Fort Riley, KS!

Each school submitting nominations will have students selected. Registration for accepted students will be $15. Students who have made a KMEA State instrumental ensemble (band, jazz band, orchestra) will receive immediate acceptance into the honor band, with NO REGISTRATION FEES REQUIRED

Selection of participants

  1. Name up to 10 (if applicable) of your most able and experienced players, who would like the opportunity to participate.  (open to freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors)
  2. If the student has been selected to other honor bands (i.e. District/State, other college/universities) please list these in your director's assessment, alongside solo/festival ratings. 
  3.  Please speak to percussionsts' abilities in each of the following areas: timpani, battery, auxiliary, and mallets. 

Tentative Schedule

8:30am | Check-in

9:00am | Masterclasses (Locations TBA)

10:00am | Rehearsal (Sams Chapel)

12:00pm | Lunch (included with Registration)

1:00pm | Sectionals (Locations TBA)

2:00pm | Rehearsal (Sams Chapel)

5:00pm | Break for Dinner

7:30pm | Concert with KWU Wind Ensemble (Pioneer Hall - Sams Chapel)

What grade is this student currently in?
Euphonium will be assumed BC unless noted in the Director's Assessment
How many years has this student been accepted to the District Level Honor Band
How many years has this student been a member of a KMEA/All-State instrumental ensemble (band, jazz band, orchestra)?
Please note any other honor bands/festivals the student has participated in. Solo/festival ratings would also be appropriate. For flute, please indicate if student is capable of playing piccolo. For brass, please indicate comfortable playing range. For percussion, please speak to their abilities in EACH of the following areas: timpani, battery, auxiliary, mallets.