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Honors Band 2014


Eastern Michigan University Honors Band


Thank you to all 2018 Honors Band participants for sharing your talent and artistry! You can download recordings of the concert by clicking below:








When: January 12–14, 2018

      Rehearsals: Friday:      7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
                          Saturday:  9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.**
                          Sunday:    10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
       Concert:     Sunday 2:00 p.m.

**Accommodations may be made for students participating in MSBOA Solo and Ensemble**

Where: The EMU Honors Band will take place on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. EMU Honors Band students will be housed overnight at an area hotel and supervised the entire weekend by a select group of EMU student counselors. Activities will culminate in a concert performance at Pease Auditorium on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

Who:  Approximately 85 student musicians 9th–12th grade will be selected to participate in the EMU Honors Band by audition.

How:  All participants must audition during AIM: Artists Inspiring Musicianship held November 18, 2017. Click here to register for AIM.

Fee: $175 (includes all meals, housing, transportation, instruction, social events, and a professional recording of the concert.) Due in mid-December after being selected to participate. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • If you prefer to pay by check, please contact the EMU Bands office at 734-487-1430 or email emu.bands@emich.edu .

Scholarships: Up to four outstanding student musicians will be awarded full talent-based scholarships to participate in the EMU Honors Band. These scholarships are talent based and will be determined based on audition results.


 Audition Requirements

  • Brass and woodwind students should prepare a brief excerpt of a solo or etude that displays the extent of their technical and expressive abilities. 
  • Percussion students should be prepared to play a short solo of their choice on snare drum, a mallet instrument (marimba, xylophone, etc.) and, if possible, timpani. Sight-reading and timpani tuning will also be included.


If you have questions about Honors Band, Contact us: emu.bands@emich.edu | 734.487.1430

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