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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


  • 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


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