HONOR BANDS

Honor Band Selections

Congratulations to the following students for being selected for the following College Honor Bands.

University of Minnesota

A very special congratulations to Noah Russell, 11th grade trumpet player from Wind Ensemble. Noah has been selected for the very prestigious University of Minnesota High School Honor Band. Hundreds of accomplished band students from the Upper Mid-West auditioned for this fine ensemble. Noah was one of 17 trumpet players selected for the Honor Band. Over the last 25 years, Noah is the fifth Henry Sibley student named to the University of Minnesota Honor Band. He is also the only junior from Henry Sibley to ever achieve this accomplishment.

Gustavus Adolphus College

Michael Rosario (Bassoon)
Derek Dean (Clarinet)
Jessica McAllister (Clarinet)
Isabelle Marek (Trumpet)
Phoebe Rogers (Alto Sax)
Marcus Michienzi (Percussion)
ALTERNATE Annika Overvig (Alto Sax)
ALTERNATE Wakene Wojo (Tenor Sax)

Winona State University

Calvin Millett
Nick Bruce
Annika Overig
Phoebe Rogers

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Blue
Matt Lao
Rachel Ziskin
Wakene Mojo
Ben Kirkwood
Gold
Daniel Bolin
Sophia Inserra
Sawyer Inserra
Will Ascher
Calvin Millett

University of Minnesota Duluth

Madisyn Vanasse
Alexa Lutz-Chase
Ashley Carlson
Kaylee Robrahn
Aiden Jacobs
Annika Overvig
Isabella Marek

St. Olaf College

Josie Winkel
Alexa Lutz-Chase
Derek Dean

Jazz Honor Bands Selections

High School Honor Jazz Band Festival

Levi Taple (Guitar)
Matt Lao (Alto Sax)
William Ascher (Trumpet)
Marcus Michienzi (Drums)
Nick Bruce (Drums)
Wakene Mojo

2018 – 2019

All State Honor Bands

MBDA 9/10 All State Band (9th and 10th graders)

Date: April 6 & 7, 2019

Grades: 9-10

Cost: $10 audition, $65 if accepted

Audition Recording: Wednesday,  November 28

Additional Details: students have received audition materials from Ms Powers

https://mbda.org/index.php/resources/honorband

MBDA 9/10 All State Jazz Band (9th and 10th graders)

Date: January 20, 2019 (Anoka), February 15 (Mpls Convention Center)

Grades: 9-10

Cost: $10 audition, $65 if accepted

Audition Recording: Monday,  October 29

Additional Details: students have received audition materials from Ms Powers https://mbda.org/index.php/resources/state-jazz-honor-bands

MMEA All State Band (10th and 11th graders)

Date: One week in August likely Aug. 4-10 and February 2020 (likely Feb. 14 & 15)

Grades: 10 & 11

Cost: $20 audition fee, $600 if accepted (Booster scholarship available)

Audition Recording:  Scales – January 23    Solo – March 7, 2019

This is the big one!

http://www.mmea.org/students/allstate/auditions/band

MMEA All State Jazz Band (10th and 11th graders)

Date: One week in August likely Aug. 4-10 and February 2020 (likely Feb. 14 & 15)

Grades: 10 & 11

Cost: $20 audition fee, $600 if accepted (booster scholarship available)

Audition Recording:  Scales – January 23    Solo – March 7, 2019

This is the big one!

http://www.mmea.org/students/allstate/auditions/jazz

College Honor Bands

Auditioned Ensembles

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Dates: February 8-10, 2019

Grades 10-12

Cost: $150 (stay at home) to $190 (stay at hotel near Minneapolis)

Audition recording: Monday, Oct. 29

Additional Details: Audition required, 3 to 5 minutes of recorded literature, 2 contrasting selections.  Director recommendation is required.

https://cla.umn.edu/music/research-creative-work/community-programs/high-school-honor-band

Luther College Dorian Band Festival

Dates: Sun/Mon March 3-4, 2019

Grades: 10-12

Cost: ?

Recommendation deadline:  November 7

Additional details: https://www.luther.edu/music/dorian/festivals/band/

Students accepted to the festival will be divided into a select, 75-piece Symphonic Band and two 250-piece festival ensembles.

Students who want to be considered for the Symphonic Band must submit a video recording in addition to the nomination form that is submitted by the teacher.  The audition requirements are:

1)   A 90 second – 2 minute recording of a solo or etude that showcases both lyrical and technical ability of the student. The passage can be no longer than two minutes.

2)   A chromatic scale, featuring the student’s full range on his/her instrument

3)   Percussionists: Please submit two recordings, each one 90 seconds – 2 minutes.  One should feature a solo or etude on a keyboard instrument, and the other a solo or etude on a battery instrument. No scales are necessary.

Audio recordings must not be edited.

If students are not accepted into Symphonic Band, they will be selected for one of the other Festival Bands.

 

Concordia College, Moorhead

Dates: April 5-7, 2019

Grades: 9-12

Cost: ???

Audition Recording: Monday, Jan. 7

Additional Details: Audition required, two 2 minutes of recordings of contrasting literature

Guest conductor, Carl Holmquist

https://www.concordiacollege.edu/music/performances-and-events/honor-band-2/

Director Recommended Honor Bands

University of St. Thomas

Date: Monday, October 15, 2018

Grades: 9-12

Cost: $10

Nomination Deadline: October 1

Additional Details: students are selected by director nomination, lunch and dinner are provided

https://www.stthomas.edu/music/events/upcoming/honor-band.html

University of Minnesota, Duluth

Dates: November 2-3, 2018

Grades: 9-12

Cost: $25, payable at registration on Nov. 2, plus housing

Nomination Deadline: October 3

Additional Details: students are selected by director nomination, housing is at a Duluth area hotel

https://sfa.d.umn.edu/about/departments/department-music/music-news-events/honor-band-festivals/senior-high-honor-band

Winona State University

Dates: November 2-3, 2018

Grades: 9-12 (juniors and seniors are preferred)

Cost: $40, includes on-campus lodging and meals

Nomination Deadline: September 25

Additional Details: students are selected by director nomination. https://www.winona.edu/music/melanie-brooks.asp

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI

Dates: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Grades: 9-12

Cost: $35, payable at registration on Nov. 3

Nomination Deadline: September 25

Additional Details: students are selected by director nomination, there are two bands for grades 9-10 and 11-12

https://www.uwec.edu/academics/college-arts-sciences/departments-programs/music-theatre-arts/stories/festivals/

Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter

Dates: November 4-5, 2018

Cost: $30, payable via online registration once accepted

Nomination Deadline: October 3

Additional Details: students are selected by director nomination, overnight stay at Gustavus Campus

https://gustavus.edu/music/bjorlingmusicfestival/

Winona State Honors Jazz Festival

Dates: November 9 & 10

Grades: 9-12

Cost: $50

Nomination Deadline: October 17

Additional Details: students stay on campus in dorms

St. Olaf College, Northfield

Dates: November 10

Grades: 9-12

Cost: no cost

Nomination Deadline: October 17

Additional Details: students are selected by director nomination, five student max, work premiered by guest conductor/composer, Carl Holmquist

https://wp.stolaf.edu/music/st-olaf-festival-of-bands/

Mankato State University

Dates: Friday, January 25

Grades: 10-12

Cost:

Recommendation deadline:  Nov. 7

Additional details: Each school that applies will be represented on stage

https://www.mnsu.edu/music/events/honorband2015.html

Augsburg 9/10 Honor Band

Dates: Saturday, January 26

Grades: 9-10

Cost: $10

Recommendation deadline:  Nov. 7

Additional details:

http://www.augsburg.edu/music/events/bandfestival/