High School Honor Band Weekend

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Friday, Jan. 12 – Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024

One of the longest-running and finest events of its kind, this annual offering welcomes students in grades 9–12 to campus. Nearly 275 outstanding musicians, selected from director nominations, will be placed into one of three bands: Honors Wind Symphony, Scarlet Symphonic Band and Gray Symphonic Band for an exciting weekend of high-level music-making.

All bands will perform a concert of challenging and rewarding repertoire conducted by The Ohio State University band faculty on Sunday afternoon in Weigel Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

The nomination portal will open to high school band directors on FRIDAY, SEPT. 22.

Nominations are due by Friday, Nov. 3.

What to Expect

Participants will enjoy:

  • An opening concert by The Ohio State University Wind Symphony
  • Master classes by School of Music faculty
  • Comprehensive and educational rehearsals led by Ohio State Band faculty
  • Engagement with challenging and rewarding repertoire
  • Presenting a closing concert in Weigel Auditorium, free and open to the public