High School Opportunities

  • High School Honors Band

    Open by audition to talented student instrumentalists in grades 9-12, EMU Bands hosts this two-day event in January, which includes sectionals with applied faculty, a banquet, and culminates in a concert at Pease Auditorium on Sunday afternoon.  

    Audition process takes place before Nov. 30.  Check here in Sept. for more information.

    2020 Schedule: Friday, January 10,  9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, January 11, 1-9 p.m.; Sunday, January 12 2:00 p.m. concert (a.m. rehearsal)


  • Great Lakes Concert Band Festival - Music For All

    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

    Registration coming!

  • 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 us. 
  • Band Day - Marching Band 

    High school marching bands from throughout Michigan join the EMU Marching Band for a 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

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