Honor Bands Season

Honor Band Season is upon us!  We treat honor bands as our addressing of our part of being ready for college...as musicians.  This schedule is made in order to maximize your ability to get in with many of the prominent music faculties/facilities in the state while learning from some of the best guest conductors available.  These are fantastic opportunities to play alongside the state's most talented musicians while being conducted by some of the nation's premiere conductors!  Opportunities like these look great on scholarships and point solidly at leadership.  Some sign up details will be added to this post in the coming days, as they are made available by the respective university.  EHO's to get you excused from school for these events can be printed out here eventually (uploading updated EHO form).

***This post is currently missing a lot of information as it has not yet been published***

KMEA All-State
Live Audition, 2 Rounds
See Mr. Miller for audition music
Sign-Up Deadline: October 8
Round 1: November 19 @ Beechwood HS
Round 2: December 14 @ John Hardin HS

Xavier Honor Band*
Nomination Ensemble
Occurs March 20-21
Sign-Up Deadline: January 15
Selections announced on January 30
More info
Sign-Up Here

Western Kentucky University Honor Band*
Nomination Ensemble + Freshman/Sophomore Ensemble
chair auditions occur after nomination
Occurs January 23-25
Sign-Up Deadline: TBA, typically mid-November
More info

Eastern Kentucky University Honor Band*
Audition Ensemble
Occurs November 24-26
Sign-Up Deadline: November 6

University of Louisville Honor Band*
Nomination Ensemble
Occurs January 24-25
Sign-Up Deadline: October 30
More Info

Morehead State University Honor Band*
Audio Submission Ensemble (See details)
Occurs February 13-15
Details: All-State excerpts used as audition pieces.
Special Note: Col. Michael J. Colburn (former director of the Marine Corps "President's Own" Band, Richard Saucedo (composer and former director of Carmel HS), and Dr. Margaret Underwood (Director of Bands, Western Carolina University) are the guest conductors!
Sign-Up Deadline: January 8th
*You must schedule a time prior to this date to record your excerpt with Mr. Miller
Sign-Up Here!

University of Kentucky Honors Wind Ensemble*
Video Submission Ensemble for grades 11/12
Nomination Ensemble for grades 9/10
Occurs 1/31-2/2
Sign-Up Deadline: 12/8
Grades 9-10, Nomination Ensemble: More Info / Sign-Up Here!
Grades 11-12, Audio Recording Submission: General Info / Recording Info / Sign-Up Here!
*11/12 see Mr. Miller to record

Murray State University Quad State Honor Band*
Nomination + Audition Ensembles
Occurs February 20-22
Sign-Up Deadline: TBA

University of Kentucky Brassfest*

*denotes that you must be enrolled in at least 1 trimester of concert band in order to be eligible