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Honor Band Festivals

Honor Band Festivals 2023

Middle School Festival: February 17 & 18 2023

This two-day festival takes place on February 17 & 18, 2023. The festival begins with chair placement and a rehearsal Friday night. The participants will have an opportunity to hear UM’s chamber ensembles Saturday afternoon. The final concert is also on Saturday afternoon. A complete schedule of events will be updated soon, below.

Students must be recommended by a band instructor in order to register for the UM Honor Band. The deadline for Directors to recommend students is Feb. 3. We reserve the right to invite a limited number to fill the positions available. More experienced students will have first preference, but we encourage young talented students to apply.

Director Submissions

The deadline for Middle School submissions is Friday, Feb. 3

The list of accepted students will be posted below.  Students on the list may register and pay the $80.00 fee online. Chair try-out audition requirements are listed below.

Accepted M.S. Students – Coming Soon

On-line Registration Form – Coming Soon

On-line Payment Link – Coming Soon

M.S. Schedule

General Information – Coming Soon

ProCat Audio/Visual is providing DVDs, commemorative plaques, and other items for this event. To order online, please visit this link for Pro Cat AV orders for the UM Middle School Honor Band participants.

High School Festival: March 3-5, 2023

The High School Honor Band will take place on March 3, 4, & 5, 2023. The UM Wind Ensemble will kick off the weekend with a concert on Friday night in Palmer Auditorium. The participants will also have an opportunity to hear UM’s chamber ensembles as well as enjoy pizza and jazz Saturday evening with the UM Jazz Ensemble.

You must be recommended by a band instructor to register for the UM Honor Band. The deadline for directors to recommend students is Feb. 10. We reserve the right to invite a limited number to fill the positions available. Upper-class students will have first preference, but we encourage young talented students to apply as well.

Director Submissions

The deadline for High School submissions is Friday, Feb. 10

The list of accepted students is posted below.  Students on the list should register and pay the $80.00 fee – preferably online. After the deadline, please plan to register at the door. Chair try-out audition requirements are listed below.

Accepted H.S. Students – Coming Soon

On-line Registration Form – Coming Soon

On-line Payment Link – Coming Soon

H.S. Schedule

General Information – Comming Soon

ProCat Audio/Visual is providing DVDs, commemorative plaques, and other items for this event. To order online, please visit this link for Pro Cat AV orders for the UM High School Honor Band participants.


Audition Requirements

Required musical exercises and scales are found at the Shelby County Honor Band Festival webpage below for both Middle School and High School students.

Shelby County Honor Band Requirements


Note: Only directors may submit student names. Students must apply through their school band director.

Questions: honorband@montevallo.edu or through the Honor Band’s Facebook page.