EMU High School Honor Band | November 20-21, 2021

Eastern Michigan University Bands is proud to host our annual weekend event for high school instrumentalists on our campus. Conducted by the Director and Associate Director of Bands, Dr. Mary K. Schneider and Dr. J. Nick Smith, this two-day Honor Band will provide an enriching musical experience for all participants through the study and performance of varied repertoire. While on campus, students will also receive expert group instruction on their instrument from our applied School of Music & Dance faculty, and enjoy a #TruEMU college experience. 

In addition to Saturday ensemble rehearsals, sectionals with EMU applied faculty, and provided meals, members of the Honor Band will receive a complementary ticket to attend the Bandorama Concert at 7pm that evening, featuring the EMU Marching Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony. Principal players in the Honor Band will be invited to perform a selection with the EMU Wind Symphony at this concert, which will also feature trumpet soloist, Professor Anderson Romero. Students will return to campus on Sunday for rehearsal and lunch prior to the culminating concert performance at 3:00pm in Pease Auditorium.

Chair Placement Music | Accepted Student Registration

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Chair Placement Music

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Student Registration

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2021 EMU Honor Band Schedule    

Saturday, November 20
8:15-9:15am  Registration:Green Band at Pease Auditorium; White Band at Student Center
9:30am-12:00pm Rehearsal
12:00-12:45 Lunch (provided)
1:00-5:00pm
Green Band | Sectionals 1:00-2:15pm, Rehearsal 2:30-5pm
White Band | Rehearsal 1:00-2:15, Sectionals 2:30-3:45, Rehearsal
Dinner (provided)
7:00-9:00pm Bandorama Concert at Pease Aud.

Sunday, November 21
9:00-9:45am Check-in 
10:00 am-12:00 pm Rehearsal: Green Band at Student Center; White Band at Pease
12-1 Lunch (provided) 
1-2pm Sound checks for both bands on stage
Concert 3:00pm (free admission)
Pease Auditorium

*same as HS dress code

Hotel (optional)
A block of discounted rooms is available exclusively for Honor Band students/families. Call the 
Ann Arbor Regent Hotel directly and mention EMU Honors Band for $99. rate. 




Health and Safety Protocols

Current EMU policies will be adhered to for the duration of the Honor Band event. This includes face covering when indoors, physical distancing, and daily online health screening. Musicians will also be expected to utilize bell covers in rehearsal.

Audiences at School of Music & Dance concerts must comply with all EMU health and safety requirements. Currently, all audience members must wear a mask throughout the event and distance themselves from others outside of their family/party. Also, all visitors to campus must complete the online daily health screening (COVID PASS) prior to entering EMU buildings (Please click the “visitor” box if you are not currently an EMU student, faculty, or staff member).