High School Honor Band

2023 High School Honor Band Festival

The Thirty-seventh Annual Alabama High School Honor Band Festival will be held at the University of Alabama February 2-4, 2023. The Alabama Honor Band Festival is an event developed for the purpose of recognizing the achievements of exceptional high school musicians.

The festival includes clinics presented by the faculty of the University of Alabama School of Music and culminate with a final concert by all participants!

2023 High School Honor Band Application

Applications are now closed!

There will be a $10 application fee for each student.

Applications were due by November 7th!

2023 High School Honor Band Audition Material

Audition Materials are Now available!

2023 High School Honor Band Schedule


2023 High School Honor Band Selected List

All applicants will receive email notification of acceptance or waitlisted status by December 9, 2022.

Students will be selected by a committee of University of Alabama School of Music faculty. Information included on the student application (resume) and the band director’s recommendation will be the primary criteria used to select participants. In most cases, the committee will use the student resume and band director recommendation as sole sources of information about the students. Students and directors are encouraged to complete the resume and recommendation in detail and be sure that the required information is available to us prior to the close of registration. Each director who submits a nomination is guaranteed that at least one student from each school will be selected to participate in the festival. Students selected to participate must attend all rehearsals, master classes, and performances during the Honor Band Festival. Please note that attendance at ALL concerts, classes, rehearsals, and events for the entire Honor Band Festival are REQUIRED for all student participants attending the festival! No one may leave early or arrive late.

The Alabama Honor Band does not provide housing or meals. Arrangements for housing, supervision, transportation and meals should be taken care of by the high school director. For the 2023 Alabama Honor Band, students chosen to participate will be required to pay a participation fee of $100.00, which includes admission to all clinics, concerts and includes a Festival Participation t-shirt. This participation fee will be due AFTER students have been notified that they have been selected to participate in the Alabama Honor Band. Much more detailed information will be available to those students selected to participate in the festival.


Clinicians will be announced soon!