student plays horn on stage

About

The Ball State Honor Band Festival allows students to perform in a musical ensemble with peers from around the region, become more excited about music and music making, and work with a distinguished conductor. Join us!

Date: December 4, 2021

How to Join

  • Directors: please fill out a form to nominate your students (one form required for each student)
  • Students: after your director nominates you, we will send your guardian a form for you to fill out together

Deadlines

  • October 15, 2021: Director Nomination Forms and Student Info Forms Due (see "How to Join" above)
  • November 5, 2021: Students notified of acceptance to Ball State Honor Band Festival
  • November 19, 2021: Students pay fee of $60 to confirm participation in Ball State Honor Band Festival (see "Event Information" below) and submit short part placement recording (details provided in acceptance email).

Event Information

Each accepted student will pay a registration fee of $60. Meals are on your own; we will provide maps to dining options within walking distance of the music building.

A detailed schedule will be emailed to you upon the receipt of your registration fee of $60. Tentative schedule:

  • Saturday morning - sectionals and rehearsal
  • Saturday afternoon - rehearsal 
  • Saturday evening - perform in the High School Honor Band Concert with the Ball State Wind Ensemble

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the honor band, please contact the Ensembles Office at 765-285-9178.

Guest Conductors

Dr. Robert Carnochan - Director of Wind Ensemble Activities - University of Miami Frost School of Music