The Ball State Honor Band Festival allows students to perform in an outstanding musical ensemble, become more excited about music and music making, and work with a distinguished conductor. It is our sincere desire to provide the best possible experience for your students.


Friday, November 30 – Saturday, December 1, 2018

How to Audition

    All steps must be complete by October 19, 2018
    Step 1 - Download Audition Information
    Step 2 -  Complete Student Information Form 
    Step 3 - Directors - Complete Assessment Form

Audition Music

  • Click this link for audition music; see "Step 1" under "How to Audition" for complete audition information.
  • Woodwind and brass instruments must submit the "Required Excerpt" by October 19, 2018. Any student wishing to audition for principal (1st chair) will also need to complete the "Principal Player Excerpt."
  • Percussionist must submit all excerpts by October 19, 2018
  • Any student wishing to audition for piano or string bass should email Austin Hinkle for audition excerpts

Event Information

A detailed schedule will be emailed to you upon your acceptance to the Honor Band.

Students have the choice of commuting or staying in a local hotel for $35. Ball State graduate music students will serve as chaperones. Breakfast on Saturday will be provided at the hotel for students staying there. Students cover all other meals. Each student will pay a $40 registration fee.


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

Guest Conductor

Isaiah Odajima, Associate Director of Bands, Baylor University