High School Honor Band, Op. 56

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Pablo Center at the Confluence

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.

Guest Conductors

Statement on Safety Protocols

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!

Directors nominate students using the online application.  Applications are due Wednesday, September 21, 2022. Directors will be notified of selected students starting Wednesday, October 5, 2022. We encourage directors to nominate deserving student musicians in grades 9 through 12. Registration fees ($40/student) are due the day of the festival.  

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