The Thirty-fourth Annual Alabama High School Honor Band Festival will be held at the University of Alabama from January 30 – February 2, 2020. . The Alabama Honor Band Festival is an event developed for the purpose of recognizing the achievements of exceptional high school musicians. As in previous years, we will award Alabama Concert Ensemble Participation Scholarships. Both music majors and non-music majors are eligible for these awards. We will again award one School of Music Full-Tuition Scholarship (see Scholarship section below), which will be available to a student majoring in music.  

The festival weekend includes clinics presented by the faculty of the University of Alabama School of Music and concerts presented by the Alabama Symphonic Band, the Alabama Wind Ensemble and the “SPECTRUM” concert, which features several of our wind and percussion ensembles as well as the 400 member Million Dollar Band. This year, we will present four outstanding high school ensembles in concert, along with the five festival honor bands.

THE HONOR BANDS
This year, we will seat four Honor Bands and one Festival Wind Ensemble at the festival. The Festival Wind Ensemble will be a smaller group made up of the top chair winners. The four 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.

2020 High School Honor Band Registration

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2020 High School Honor Band Information Packet

2020 Honor Band Information Packet

2020 High School Honor Band Schedule of Events

2020 High School Honor Band Schedule

2020 High School Honor Band Forms

Liability Release Form

Medical Information Form

2020 High School Honor Band Audition Material


2020 HSHB Flute Audition

2020 HSHB Clarinet Audition

2020 HSHB Low Clarinet Audition

2020 HSHB Oboe Audition

2020 HSHB Bassoon Audition

2020 HSHB Alto Sax Audition

2020 HSHB Tenor Sax Audition

2020 HSHB Bari Sax Audition

2020 HSHB Horn Audition

2020 HSHB Trumpet Audition

2020 HSHB Trombone Audition

2020 HSHB Euphonium Audition

a2020 HSHB Tuba Audition

2020 HSHB Percussion Audition

 

2020 GUEST CLINICIANS/CONDUCTORS

Festival Wind Ensemble
Colonel Lowell Graham, Professor of Conducting, Conductor US Air Force Band (Retired)
University of Texas-El Paso, El-Paso, Texas

Clinic Bands

Professor Matt Alosi, Assistant Director of Bands
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dr. Troy Bennefield, Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands
Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

Dr. Daniel Kirk, Director of Bands
Reinhardt University, Waleska, Georgia

Dr. Amy Knopps, Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri


2020 GUEST PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLES

Collins Hill High School Wind Symphony
Suwanee, Georgia
Jeremy Lumpkin, conductor

James Clemens High School Wind Ensemble
Madison, Alabama
Keith Anderson, conductor

 

2020 High School Honor Band Selected List

FLUTE
Lee Ann Ashworth
Ashanti Bell
Emma Best
Audrey Boling
Hannah Camarigg
Alana Chartier
Alex Chuang
Kaitlynn Cochran
Emma Coley
Emma Cook
Aurora Cooper
Maddy Crissey
Abby Davies
Madison Day
Katie Densmore
Anya Flournoy
Victoria Frith
Emma Furini
Elizabeth  Gautney
Bridgett Gauvin
John  Goodson
Sarah Gott
Emily Griffin
Wei Wei Guo
Halle Hallmark
Hannah Harmon
Kaitlyn Harrington
Sarah Haskew
Shelisa Hinojosa
Anna Hogan
Ivey-Elise Ivey
Kassi Jackson
Grace (Ga Eun) Jeong
Dianna Johnson
Reese Johnson
Alicia Kilpatrick
Emily Loggins
Kaci Love
Dakota Lowe
Hannah Matthews
Hannah Murphree
Tessa  Muse
Sammi Platts
Addie Grace Pyron
Katelyn Quigley
Sara Reeves
Rachel Russell
Brinley  Simpson
Elizabeth Smith
Bethany Stoots
Ariana Unger
Emily Vandiver
Avery Walker
Ethan Watts
Shiree Watts
Elizabeth Webber
Tanner White
Anna Wood
Victoria Yates
Amanda Yost
CLARINET
Joseph Abbott
Megan Amrine
Brooke Bailey
Elaine Bao
Ruby Britt
Jenna Brown
Makayla Bryant
Samantha Chancellor
Drew Chandler
Kandice Clayton
Falynn Clemmons
sarah collins
Lindsey Conner
Gabby Coughlin
Priscila De Rubeis
Kate Deason
Brooke Deason
Jamie Douglas
Carley Drewery
Lila Grace Duncan
Kristin Elmore
Kensleigh Gardner
Jackson Gilson
Tabitha Gioia
Joseph Groger
Makayla Hancock
Kristina  Harper
Lauren Harris
Erin Hatcher
Grace Higdon
Audrey Hight
Matthew Hood
Holli Rae Hyche
Allison Irby
Victoria Landar
Eliana Leonard
Grant Matos
Claire McAdams
Ashlynn McElroy
Sarah McKenzie
Victoria McKinley
Sydney Means
Kaitlyn Miller
Brandon Mitra
Emalee Monday
Anna Neal
Emily Nelson
Skylar  Newman
Arianne Peebles
Ellie Powell
Hayden Purser
Zoey Putman
Trista Qualls
Madison Rominger
Michael Simmons
Alia Smith
Natalie Spence
Morgan Stafford
taylor paige stafford
Emily Stalker
Tamyra Tidwell
Jessica Tidwell
Lakelyn  Turnbow
Nathaniel  Walker
Anabelle Webber
Anna Wilkes
Ja’Mya Williams
Quentin Williams

BASS CLARINET
Conrad Burns
Lexie Griffin
Bailee Hogue
Carla Hutchins
Michael Layman
Caroline McCarty
Chandler Myhan
Jackson Rimmer
Alyssa Tancredi
Zymri Whittington
CONTRABASS CLARINET
Sarah Ann Haynes
Lauren Love
Maddie Martin
Matthew Rocchio
victoria starr
OBOE
Caroline  Grover
Sammi Hatfield
Leah Hooks
Lillian Lowery
Brett Stafford
Sydney Truesdail
Dwight  Washington
BASSOON
Emily Deason
Kellen Drinkard
Ciara Nelson
Travis Nguyen
Andrew Olliff
Riley Ragains
Marlee Sanders
Gabriella Smith
Abbey Stephens
Katelyn Thomas
ALTO SAXOPHONE
Elena Aiello
Gwendolyn Batts
Nathan Beason
Evan Branson
William Browning
Patrick Bugaj
Elizabeth  Carden
Joseph Carter
Ryan Charlton
Jonathan Coleman
William DeFreese
Aslan Foster
Tyler Gogan
Jackson Joiner
Zack  Jones
Luke Juliano
Catherine (Cate) Kramer
Brian Cole Massey
Kenley McManus
Nilani Meek
Brandon Nguyen
Ava Noffsinger
Ethan Owens
Will Phillips
Rebecca Sanchez
Isaac Sawyer
Peter Shim
Jeremy Smelley
Nicholas Stork
Aidan Trout
Aaron Vickers
Kensley Wallace
Joshua Wesson
Alex West
Amber White
Jerry Wilkins
TENOR SAXOPHONE
Samuel Balentine
Victoria Burnham
Kris  Cato
Olivia Corby
Kyrsten  Crawford
Charlie DeCroes
Samantha Gurka
Allen Hill
Nicholas Honeycutt
Kurt Jenkins
Regan Johnson
Andrew Kell
David Lether
Makenna Sanders
Chester (Will) Simmons
Anna Speakman
Andrew Stone
Joshua Williams
BARITONE SAXOPHONE
Aaron Bard
Emily Bennett
Ryan Engle
Jarrin Ervin
Lucas Nolan
Daniel Sharp
TRUMPET
Noah  Beaver
Madison Bell
Lake Black
Nathan Brown
Mack Bunn
Andrew Burch
Dylan Carpenter
Madison Clay
Ethan Cole
Ethan Cook
Anna Digges
Harrison Ellis
Boyd Emmons
Santiago  Espinosa
Cameron Franklin
Emily Geary
Caroleena Glidden

TRUMPET – cont.
Walker Heflin
Karleigh Henegar
Stevens  Hicks
Atticus Higgs
Rowen Hinojosa
Chris Hood
Savannah  Humber
Cameron Johnson
Brianna Jones
Noelle Jones
Cohen Jordan
Preston Kirby
Riley Leavell
Madalyn Levrett
Jackson Maxwell
Clayton Mayfield
Kenny Mayfield
Jason Mbana
Cody Monday
Damian Money
Colin Murphy
Corbett Nelms
Drew Norman
Thomas Otts
Hannah Palmer
Ashley  Phillips
Trey Rayburn
Anna Roberts
Khalil Sabbah
Nathan Sanderson
Ryan Sawyer
Sara Seals
AuBrey Shirley
Jessie Shirley
Noah Sickels
Amber  Sides
Gracie Singley
Lauryn Stahl
Lydia Stewart
Holly Stokesbary
Candice  Tatum
Jayden Taylor
Luke  Taylor
Cooper Tolbert
Ross Tolbert
Thomas Tonsmeire
Jacob Travis
Samuel Ursu
Sydney Vann
Lily Vierkandt
Zachary Waldrep
Robert  Watts
Tyler Weldy
Jessica  Wesson
Brady Williams
Ziyah Williams
Baylee Willingham
Ryan Winston
Claire Zimmerman
HORN
Alec Abney
River Anderson
Ansley Boles
Riley Chandler
Trenten Charlton
Jesse Clopton
Tyler Croy
Susanna Edgecomb
Dillon Edwards
Holly Ferguson
Christian Goodman
Elise Hansen
Anna Held
Analiese Heritage
Sarah Hicks
Tavia Johnson
Jared Joyce
Camryn Kiener
Joshua Koch
Dane Mashburn
Dawson  Meadows
Hope Moebes
Hayden Molloy
Ryan Ortakales
Veronica  Rowan
Kimahri Sanders
Michael Severson
Patrick Stokesbary
Kayla Thompson
Jaylon  Williams
Tyler Winningham
TROMBONE
Connor Baggette
Lilli Bailey
Alex Black
Jillian Boles
Harper Bowling
Mackenzie Brewer
Garrett Briley
Myla Brown
Ryan Brunk
Taylor Carden
Katelyn Carlton
Jack Combs
Katelyn Copley
Jonathan Dashner
Jeffrey Davis
Russ Garayanala
Ben Gulledge
Miles Hardy
Lila Hempfling
Mia Hernandez
Corey Howard
MICHAEL KUPER
Nikolas LaFrance
Hunter Mason
Kendall McCay
Parker Missildine
Kylon Morman
Harley Perry
Josh Quigley
Trent Roberson
Noah Rowell
Eric Sanders
Keyshawn Sellers
Casey Sherman

TROMBONE – cont.
David Sims
Tori Tahchawwickah
Emily Welch
Heather Wesson
Jacob White
Ariel Williams
Ian Zalamea
BASS TROMBONE
Kaleb Bottomlee
Evan Cargile
Harrison Colthup
Evan Morrow
John Murray
Gibson Purser
EUPHONIUM
Brady Ashcraft
Alex Bailey
Charlie Bainter
Matthew Ballard
Joshua Baskaran
Whitson Brewer
Sebastian  Brock
Fredrick Brown
Andrew Clark II
Ira Colvin
Evan Crawford
JP Jacobs
David Kintner
Nathan Lee
Connor Lovette
John Mayhall
Andrew Minton
Maia Nigaglioni
Sydney Nix
Jordan Peasant
Brylie Posey
Susan Prestridge
Matthew Santoro
Victoriann  Shepherd
Tre’yon Turner
William ?David? Whitesell
Chris Wilson
John Peter Aufdemorte
TUBA
Caleb Acton
Sarah Beth Black
Noah Bryant
Harley Campbell
Andrew Carroll
Brent Christian
Zack Clark
Connor  Curvin
Gabe Engle
Steven Harwell
Sam Jones
William Klosterman
NATHANIEL MCCLURE
Marshall Nelson
Jordan Owen
Houston Payne
Seth Rutledge
Reid Sayle
Caleb Sharitt
Jeremy  Smith
Ellis Thompson
Joseph Williams
Zkouree Wright
PERCUSSION
Nicholas Agee
Caden Allinder
Colby Allison
Maggie Beasley
Nicholas Binkowski
Noah Boggan
Alex Bradford
Evelyn Brock
Matthew Burner
Grayson Cole
Jon Marshall Conville
Riley DeLoach
Connor Dill
Noah Dunham
Linus Ellis
Jackson Fair
Shawn Flack
Tyler Flack
Claire Griffin
Holden Guyton
Jackson Hanks
Joseph Harville
Brooks Hosmer
Ethan Jacobs
William King
Jon Marshall Kirby
Christopher Kong
zachary langner
Nolan Lawhorne
Diamond Liggins
Jack Lowery
Scarlett Maples
Tanner Marlow
Patrick McCool
AIDEN MITCHELL
Deanna Moore
Alexander Nelson
Evan Nix
Wyatt Pettry
Noelle Potter
Jaidyn Quillen
todd quinn
Jonah Ross
Ethan Scales
Hunter Smith
Austin Stanley
Garrett Stanley
Samuel Steele
Andrew Vifquain
Taylor Waddell-Smith
Will Warren
Zachary Wesson

 

SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS
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. A list of students chosen to participate in the 2020 Alabama Honor Band Festival will be posted on this website by mid-December. 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.

HOUSING/MEALS/FEES
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 2019 Alabama Honor Band, students chosen to participate will be required to pay a participation fee of $85.00, 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.


SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

THE ALABAMA HONOR BAND FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP

A full tuition scholarship will be awarded at the final Festival Concert on Sunday to a qualified student. This award is based upon a superior level of performing ability as evidenced in the student’s Honor Band placement audition, band rehearsals and the recommendations of the auditioning faculty members and conductors. No additional audition is necessary. The Alabama Honor Band Full Tuition Scholarship pays all tuition and academic fees for four years and is limited to music majors. It does require participation in selected University of Alabama ensembles.

ALABAMA CONCERT ENSEMBLE PARTICIPATION SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships, in varying amounts, are awarded to incoming students whose standard of performance is commensurate with membership in the University of Alabama concert ensembles (Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band and University Band) who have a sincere interest in outstanding band performance. These awards are based upon a superior level of performing ability as evidenced in the student’s Honor Band placement audition, band rehearsals and the recommendation of the auditioning faculty members and conductors. The Honor Band Chair Placement Audition is used to qualify students for these awards. No additional audition is necessary. These scholarships, in varying amounts, are awarded for the fall semester with the understanding that the student participates in one of the concert ensembles during the fall and spring semester. These awards are based on talent and the instrumentation needs of the University Bands, and the awards can be renewable for up to four years. These awards are available to qualified students regardless of major.

MILLION DOLLAR BAND MEMBERSHIP AUDITIONS

Million Dollar Band membership is available for any University of Alabama full-time student regardless of major. Membership is awarded through auditions and any senior attending the Honor Band Festival may audition that weekend while on campus. Honor Band seniors will receive an email with specifics about signing up for the MDB membership audition prior to arriving on campus for the Festival. Included in the email will be an active link for seniors to sign-up for a MDB membership audition. Audition times will be assigned by the University Bands Office to ONLY those who complete the sign-up request included in the packet. The audition times will be posted during the Honor Band Festival. Seniors who signed up for an audition will receive information regarding audition times during their first rehearsal at the Honor Band Festival. The MDB membership audition is a separate audition from the Honor Band chair placement audition as well as the School of Music audition (Music Majors only). The email containing audition specifics will be sent to all Honor Band seniors by mid-January.