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The University Bands is proud to announce the Fifth Annual Alabama Middle School Honor Band Festival will be held at the University of Alabama from December 7-8, 2017. The Alabama Honor Band Festival is an event developed for the purpose of recognizing the achievements of exceptional middle school musicians.

The festival includes rehearsal/final concert preparations with quality clinicians from successful middle school programs and concerts presented by middle school bands from the Southeast. This year, we will present two outstanding middle school ensembles in concert.

This year, we will seat two middle school honor bands at the festival. The Festival Honor Bands will be made up of equal strength musicians. Students will be placed alternately in the festival honor bands. Our staff feels that this provides the best experience for all participants.


Crimson Middle School Ensemble


White Middle School Ensemble





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 who are selected to participate must attend all rehearsals, master classes, and performances during the Honor Band Festival. A list of students chosen to participate in the 2017 Alabama Middle School Honor Band Festival will be posted on this website by late November.

The Alabama Middle School 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 2016 Alabama Middle School Honor Band, students chosen to participate will be required to pay a participation fee of $75.00, which includes admission to all clinics, concerts and includes a festival participation pin and 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. More detailed information will be available to those students selected to participate in the festival.

Middle School Honor Band Event Schedule
Thursday, December 8, 2016
9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon     Check In and Seating Auditions
12:00 – 1:15 PM               Lunch Break (on your own)
1:15 – 1:45 PM                 Barber Middle School Wind Symphony
1:45 – 2:15 PM                 W.H. Oliver Middle School Wind Ensemble
2:15 – 2:30 PM                 Opening Meeting
2:30 – 5:30 PM                 Rehearsal #1
5:30 – 7:15 PM                 Dinner Break (on your own)
7:30 – 9:30 PM                 Rehearsal #2

Friday, December 9, 2016
9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon      Rehearsal #3
12:00 – 1:15 PM                Lunch Break (on your own)
1:15 – 1:45 PM                  Hewitt-Trussville Middle School Honors Band
1:45 – 2:15 PM                  Flat Rock Middle School Symphonic Band
2:30 – 3:45 PM                  Final rehearsals
4:00 – 5:00 PM                  Finale Concerts
5:00 PM                             Homeward Bound

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