High School Opportunities
High School Honors Band
Jan. 10-12, 2020
Open by audition to talented student instrumentalists in grades 9-12, EMU Bands hosts this weekend event every January. In addition to rehearsals in preparation for the culminating concert on Sunday afternoon in Pease Auditorium, participating students will have sectionals with EMU applied faculty, enjoy a dinner banquet, and stay in a hotel.
Audition process takes place before Nov. 30. Check here in Sept. for more information.
2020 Schedule: Friday, January 10, 6-8:30pm.; Saturday, January 11, all day.; Sunday, January 12 2:00 p.m. concert (a.m. rehearsal)
Great Lakes Concert Band Festival - Music For All
March 27 and 28, 2020
A Music For All Regional Affiliate Festival
Friday, March 27, 2020 | Saturday, March 28, 2020 (middle schools)
The Great Lakes Concert Band Festival at Eastern Michigan University offers high school concert bands an opportunity to showcase their musicianship in a non-competitive environment. Bands present concerts free of repertoire restrictions for an audience of their peers, friends, families, and a panel of national collegiate music educators. In addition to performing in historic Pease Auditorium, each band will receive adjudicator recordings and a 30-min. educational clinic, listen to other ensembles, and enjoy lunch on campus.
Contact Dr. Mary Schneider for more information
Wind Symphony Annual HS Performance Tour
Each spring, the Eastern Michigan University Wind Symphony travels across Michigan and surrounding states to perform for young musicians. Our students enjoy the opportunity to interact in many ways and in addition to evening concerts shared with the community, visits have included: joint evening concerts, side-by-side rehearsals, clinics, and school assemblies. If you are interested in having the Wind Symphony perform at your school, please contact Dr. Mary Schneider.
Band Day at The Factory
Oct. 19, 2019
High school marching bands from throughout Michigan will join the EMU Marching Band for a college football game experience. They participate in a massed band halftime rehearsal and performance at Rynearson Stadium. For more information, see Band Day on the marching band page