High School Opportunities

  • Winds & Percussion Day 

    Nov. 14, 2020

    Free Virtual Event

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    Attend clinics specialized for your instrument, taught by each of EMU's applied wind, brass, and percussion professors. You'll learn tips and tricks designed to improve all aspects of your playing, meet and play ensemble music with other high school and EMU students who play your instrument, and be inspired by collegiate performances. FREE VIRTUAL event for 2020. 

    Saturday, November 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Open to high school instrumentalists, grades 9-12.  You must pre-register in order to receive the link and password for the event. Registration is now open!

    Register Now

  • High School Honors Band

    March 19, 2021

    Stay Tuned

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    A virtual half day honors band opportunity open to instrumentalists in grades 9-12 with nominations by HS Band directors. 

    2021 Honors Band Schedule: To Be Announced. COVID-19 regulations and protocols will determine whether this event will be held on campus or virtually.

    Questions may be addressed to EMU Bands.

  • Great Lakes Concert Band Festival - A Music For All Regional Affiliate music festival

    March 19, 2021

    Alternate virtual option for directors

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    A Music For All Regional Affiliate Festival

    Friday, March 19, 2021 

    ATTENTION: Due to Covid, this event is cancelled until 2022. In its place, we will have a professional development track for Band Directors coinciding with the virtual HS Honors Band on March 19, 2021.  Band Directors will also be invited to attend an information session regarding future participation in the Music For All Regional concert band festival. 

    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, workshops with applied faculty, and enjoy performances by other ensembles, including the EMU Wind Symphony. 

    Contact Dr. Mary Schneider  or go to the Festival Website for more information

    There are limited spots available so don't delay!   PRE-REGISTRATION

  • Wind Symphony Annual  Performance Tour

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    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

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    High school marching bands from throughout Michigan and Ohio 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 about the 2021 event, see Band Day on the marching band page or contact Dr. J. Nick Smith, Director of the EMU Marching Band.

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