Join 350 talented high school musicians from across the Midwest at the 2022 UW - Eau Claire Honor Band Festival! Students will spend the day in one of four concert bands, masterclasses with studio faculty, and sectionals with UWEC Music Majors. The day will conclude with a performance on the RCU Theatre stage at the state of the art Pablo Center at the Confluence.
To honor our fundamental commitment to the health, well-being, and safety of all involved in ensemble music making, the structure of the High School Honor Bands may be modified. Modifications follow months of discussion in which the needs of the musicians who gather in person to make music have been balanced with the most reliable scientific evidence available regarding Covid-19. Modifications to the size of the ensembles, seating arrangements, rehearsal length, and the use of PPE (masks and bells covers) may be implemented. Students and directors will receive detailed information regarding safety protocols once notified of acceptance into the UWEC High School Honor Band.
7:30am - Registration in Pablo Center Lobby
8am - Performance by UWEC Wind Symphony and Symphony Band - RCU Theatre
9am - Honor Band Rehearsals
10:30am - Masterclasses
11:30am - Catered Lunch
12:30pm - Honor Band Rehearsals/Sectionals
3pm - Snack Break (provided by UWEC NBA)
3:15pm - Honor Band Rehearsals/Sectionals
5pm - Dinner on your own
6:30pm - Meet your conductor in designated rooms
7pm - Concert in RCU Theatre
Learn more about how YOU can be involved in Music and Theatre at UW - Eau Claire! Complete the form below to hear from ensemble directors, studio teachers, see a virtual tour of facilities, and learn how to get free tickets to an upcoming performance!