High School Honor Band Weekend

The Ohio State University

Friday, Jan. 18 – Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019

High School Honor Band


One of the longest-running and finest events of its kind, this annual offering welcomes students in grades 9 – 12 to campus. Two hundred fifty (250) outstanding musicians, selected from director nominations, will be placed by on-campus audition into one of three bands: Honors Wind Symphony, Scarlet Symphonic Band and Gray Symphonic Band.

All bands will perform on Sunday afternoon in Weigel Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.


Arriving on Campus

Honor Band Weekend Contact


Tentative Honor Band Schedule


Honor Band Weekend includes THREE bands.

The three schedules will vary slightly throughout the weekend.

Honors Wind Symphony (WS)   |   Scarlet Symphonic Band (SB)  |  Gray Symphonic Band (GB)

Friday

2 p.m.—Registration
3 – 7 p.m.—Band placement auditions
7:30 p.m.—Ohio State University Wind Symphony Concert in Weigel Auditorium
8 p.m.—Band placement announcements
8:30 – 10 p.m.—Rehearsal #1
10:15 p.m.—Buses depart for hotel
11 p.m.—Lights out

Saturday

7 a.m.—Breakfast at hotel
8 a.m.—Buses depart for School of Music
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.—Rehearsal #2

The three Honor Bands will follow slightly different rehearsal, master class, break and dinner schedules Saturday afternoon

11:30 – 1 p.m.—Lunch
1 – 5 p.m.—Rehearsal #3 | Master classes with School of Music faculty | Snack break | Rehearsal #4
5 – 7 p.m.—Dinner, on varying schedules | Buses return to Weigel Hall
6 – 9 p.m.—Rehearsal #5, on varying schedules
9 p.m.—Buses depart for hotel
9:15 – 11 p.m.—Activities / Relax
11 p.m.—Lights out

Sunday

The three Honor Bands will follow slightly different rehearsal, lunch and concert schedules Sunday afternoon

7 a.m.—Breakfast at hotel
8 a.m.—Buses depart for School of Music
8:30 – 11 a.m.—Rehearsal #6
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.—Lunch
1:30 p.m.—Honors Scarlet Symphonic Band Concert
2:15 p.m.—Honors Gray Symphonic Band Concert
3 p.m.—Honors Wind Symphony Concert

We are proud that High School Honor Band Weekend continues to be an experience in which you and your students find value, and we appreciate your continued support of this event.


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