EMU High School Honor Band | November 19-20, 2022

Eastern Michigan University Bands is proud to host our annual weekend event for high school instrumentalists on our campus. HS Band Directors nominate their outstanding winds/brass/ percussion students for consideration EMU Honor Band. Conducted by the Director and Associate Director of Bands, Dr. Mary K. Schneider and Dr. J. Nick Smith, this two-day event 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. Honor Band students who are ranked No. 1 overall in each section following auditions will be invited to perform a selection with the EMU Wind Symphony at Bandorama. Students will return to campus on Sunday for rehearsal and lunch prior to the culminating Honor Band concert performance at 3:00pm in Pease Auditorium.

Band Director and Nominated Student Forms

Due by October 12

Director Nominations (Closed)

2022 EMU Honor Band Schedule   

Saturday, November 19
8:15-8:45am  Registration: Alexander Music Building
9:00-11:30am Rehearsal
12:00-12:45 Lunch (provided)
1:00-2:15pm Sectionals
2:30-4:45 Rehearsal 
5:00pm Dinner (provided)
7:00-9:00pm Bandorama Concert at Pease Aud.

Sunday, November 20
9:45am Check-in | WarmUp - Pease Aud.
10:00am-12:30pm Rehearsal
1:00-2:00pm Lunch (provided) 
2:00pm Change into concert attire

Concert 3:00pm (free admission)
Pease Auditorium

*concert dress code is the same as it is for your own high school performances.

Hotel (optional)
A limited block of discounted rooms is available exclusively for Honor Band students/families. Book directly at 
Ann Arbor Regent Hotel using group code "emuhonors22"
for $114. rate/night, good through Nov. 4 only.

Tickets for the November 19 Bandorama Concert are available for purchase for those who are not student-members of the Honor Band. A complimentary ticket will be available froom EMU Bands for any sponsoring HS Band Director at the event.