High School Honor Band Weekend

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Friday, Jan. 14 – Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022

The School of Music regrets to announce the cancellation of High School Honor Band Weekend 2022.

We are grateful to all of the high school band directors who nominated students for participation and to the students and families who planned to attend and we look forward to resuming this event in January 2023.

The following notice from Dr. Russel C. Mikkelson was sent to all participants and directors.

High School Honor Band Weekend cancellation notice


One of the longest-running and finest events of its kind, this annual offering welcomes students in grades 9 – 12 to campus. Nearly 200 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 Mershon Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.


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 Mershon Auditorium, free and open to the public