Honor Band Festivals

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The UMD Senior High Honor Band Festival
Friday, October 13th -Saturday, October 14th, 2017  - !!!!NOTE DIFFERENT DATE THAN USUAL!!!!


Once again the University of Minnesota Duluth will host the 60th UMD Honor Band Festival this October 13th and 14th - DIFFERENT WEEKEND THAN USUAL.  As always, the UMD Wind and Percussion faculty will also be giving clinics and demonstrations throughout the two-day event. 

The rehearsals will begin on Friday morning and end with a concert held on Saturday afternoon.  Students participating in the honor bands will be attending clinic sessions by the UMD wind and percussion faculty and attending concerts performed by the UMD Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Twin Ports Wind Orchestra.  

A mailing will be sent out in early fall with more detailed information concerning the clinic sessions and honor bands.  For more information please contact me at the University of Minnesota Duluth.  I may be reached at 218-726-6124 or by email at mwhitloc@d.umn.edu. You may go to our web site at http://z.umn.edu/honorbands for further information.

The UMD Junior High Honor Band Festival

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Junior High Honor band will take place in the spring.  The date is Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  We will again have three bands.  We have not finalized the conductors yet but I will send you more information as it develops.
As you may know, we have a wonderful, energetic faculty ready to be of service to you and your students.  We will be calling many of you this fall to see if there is any way we can help your program.  Also, you should feel free to call us to request our assistance.  If there are any students who are interested in attending UMD next year please let us know we’ll be happy to contact them to answer any questions they might have.  In either case we would enjoy meeting with you and your students.