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Honor Band Festivals

Department of Music

The UMD Senior High Honor Band Festival

Friday, November 2nd and Saturday, November 3, 2018

REGISTRATIONS are currently closed 

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 soon 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 You may also visit the Senior High Honor Band Festival page at:


The UMD Junior High Honor Band Festival

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Registrations are now CLOSED!

The Junior High Honor band will take place in the spring.  The date for this event is Tuesday, February 26, 2019.  We will again have three bands.  We will once again have three bands, Gold, Maroon and White.

The Gold Band will be made up of the finest Junior High/Middle School students nominated. This year our guest conductors will be; Composer and Conductor, Michael Sweeny, Mr. Charlie Leibfried, retired Director of Bands at Duluth Central High School and Dr. Mark Whitlock.