Event for Concordia's National Honor Band

Concordia's National Honor Band

Each year, the best high school instrumentalists from around the country audition to be a part of Concordia’s National Honor Band.  In their time on campus, students selected to participate work with Concordia's music department students and faculty in clinics and rehearsals. They receive a full day of high energy, focused rehearsing and acclaimed performances. Any high school band students are encouraged to audition! For those selected to participate, a $45 registration fee applies and covers event costs, lunch on Friday and an (Honor Choir/Honor Band/Honor Orchestra) t-shirt. Additionally, participants traveling from a distance may request overnight housing in the dorms with CUNE student hosts.

Applications and video auditions are due October 1.



Check-in at 8:30 a.m.
Rehearsals, lunch, rehearsals
4 p.m. concert in the PE Gym

Audition Instructions

Make a video recording including the following, in this order:

  1. State your name, current grade level and the name of the school you attend. (Please make sure we can hear you!)
  2. Play scales:
    • Wind players – play a B flat concert scale, 1 or 2 octaves, based on your range.
    • Xylophone, marimba, vibes, bells – play a B flat concert scale, 2 octaves
    • Snare drum and/or Timpani – you can skip this step
  3. Perform a 1 or 2‐minute excerpt from whichever of the following best shows your skills:
    • Solo piece
    • Etude piece
    • Excerpt from your current band music
  4. (optional) Repeat steps 2 & 3 if you are auditioning on multiple instruments.




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