The University Bands is proud to announce the Seventh Annual Alabama Middle School Honor Band Festival will be held at the University of Alabama from December 12-13, 2019. 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.

THE HONOR BANDS
This year, we will seat two middle school honor bands (Crimson and White) 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.

2019 Middle School Honor Band Registration

2019 GUEST CLINICIANS/CONDUCTORS

Crimson Middle School Ensemble

Dr. Matt Koperniak, Music Education, Georgia Southern University-Armstrong Campus
Savannah, Georgia

White Middle School Ensemble

Susan Waters, Director of Bands, Oliver Middle School
Nashville, Tennessee

 

2019 GUEST ENSEMBLES

Discovery Middle School Symphonic Band
Madison, Alabama
Jenney Merritt, conductor

Simmons Middle School Honor Band
Hoover, Alabama
Matthew Chambless, conductor

 

2019 Middle School Honor Band Information Packet and Schedule of Events

2019 Middle School Honor Band Chair Audition Material
**ALL EXERCISES ARE FROM THE RUBANK ADVANCED METHOD, VOLUME 1 (EXCEPT PERCUSSION).
This method book can be purchased from your local music store or may be available from your band director**

2019 Middle School Honor Band Selected List

First Last Instrument School
Carson Archer Alto Saxophone Austin Junior High
Emily Baugh Alto Saxophone Wilson Hall Middle School
‘Ari’Yah Brown Alto Saxophone Trinity Presbyterian School
Timothy Calhoun Alto Saxophone Charles R Drew Middle School
Jacey Denham Alto Saxophone Chelsea Middle School
Addison Hardee Alto Saxophone Mountain Brook Junior High
William Kaiser Alto Saxophone Mountain Brook Junior High
Evelyn King Alto Saxophone Mountain Brook Junior High
Joshua Lee Alto Saxophone Hillcrest Middle School
Caleb Lenz Alto Saxophone Deshler Middle School
Julia Smith Alto Saxophone Prattville Christian Academy
Hunter Strickland Alto Saxophone Duncanville Middle School
Leah Vines Alto Saxophone Oak Mountain Middle School
James Garnand Bassoon Northridge Middle School
Kathryne Allen Clarinet Mobile Christian School
Sophia Argueta Clarinet Brooks High School
Lilly Bozman Clarinet Fayette Middle School
Zachary Davis Clarinet Chelsea Middle. School
Abagail DuPriest Clarinet Thompson Middle School
Alex Galloway Clarinet Thompson Middle School
Abaigeal Grandy Clarinet Verbena High School
Walker Green Clarinet Austin Junior High
Chelsea Green Clarinet Hamilton Middle School
Bridget Jones Clarinet Austin Junior High
Raegan Mueller Clarinet Bragg Middle School
Patrick Pan Clarinet Tuscaloosa Magnet School Middle
Janelle Parks Clarinet Muscle Shoals Middle School
Nyla Pitts Clarinet Meridianville Middle School
Jessie Prestridge Clarinet Echols Middle School
Ben Smith Clarinet Bumpus Middle School
Alice Song Clarinet Northridge Middle School
Whitney Squires Clarinet Patrician Academy
Hannah Stanley Clarinet Randolph School
Beilee Tucker Clarinet Rudd Middle School
Yiwen Wang Clarinet Northridge Middle School
Jala Poke Euphonium BC Alberta School Of Performing Arts
Garrison Sickles Euphonium BC Austin Junior High
Steffan Thurman Euphonium BC Alberta School of Performing Arts
Sydney Cartwright Flute/Piccolo Alberta School Of Performing Arts
Jordyn Allen Flute/Piccolo Rehobeth Middle Schhol
Audrey Barbier Flute/Piccolo Helena Middle School
Addi Barclay Flute/Piccolo Echols Middle School
Tucker Bremer Flute/Piccolo Helena Middle School
Evelyn Goldman Flute/Piccolo Mountain Brook Junior High
Anna Lee Hall Flute/Piccolo Brooks High School
Ava Heatherly Flute/Piccolo Thompson Middle School
Mia Kendrick Flute/Piccolo Calera Middle School
Julia Meeks Flute/Piccolo Leeds Middle School
Lorelai Mesecher Flute/Piccolo Hillcrest Middle School
Ann Tillery Moak Flute/Piccolo Mountain Brook Junior High
Rachel Strong Flute/Piccolo Covenant Christian Academy
Faith Warner Flute/Piccolo Monrovia Middle School
Kylie Wiggins Flute/Piccolo Flomaton Elementary School
Ashley Wojcik Flute/Piccolo Helena Middle School
Olivia Girard Horn Rudd Middle School
Anna Hartsell Horn Oak Mountain Middle School
Shelby Mitchell Horn Brooks High School
Reggie Robinson Horn Tuscaloosa Magnet Middle School
William Russell Horn Berry Middle School
Jena Wilbourn Horn Rudd Middle School
Olivia Winston Horn Helena Middle School
Quinn Zalamea Horn Randolph School
Jedidiah Black Oboe Thompson Middle School
Emma Byers Oboe Rainbow Middle School
Kayla Ownby Oboe Oak Mountain Middle School
Garrett Barnes Percussion Sulligent highschool
Max Crooms Percussion Rehobeth Middle School
Spencer Maples Percussion Northridge Middle School
Tristan Martin Percussion Chelsea Middle School
MÌa Mojica Percussion Bumpus Middle School
Zoey Oliver Percussion Muscle Shoals Middle School
Tristan Sims Percussion Patrician Academy
GAVIN SWINK Percussion Patrician Academy
Jack Tipton Percussion Leeds middle school
Juelz Charlesworth Tenor Saxophone Meridianville Middle School
Erik Dasinger Tenor Saxophone Daleville High School
Max Lizee Tenor Saxophone Mountain Brook Junior High
Ethan McInnis Tenor Saxophone Pelham park middle school
Davis Till Tenor Saxophone Mountain Brook Junior High
Sam Bowman Trombone Bumpus Middle School
Houston Jones Trombone Northridge Middle School
Sophia Lamoreaux Trombone Thompson Middle School
Abby Machovec Trombone Thompson Middle School
Elliot Massey Trombone Pelham Park Middle School
Max McDonald Trombone Sulligent High School
Karli Nielsen Trombone Northridge Middle School
Jacob Redmond Trombone Bumpus Middle School
Hunter Roberts Trombone Patrician Academy
Robert Smith Trombone Alberta School of Performing Arts
Joshua Smith Trombone Thompson Middle School
Hunter Stripling Trombone Vernon Intermediate School Lamar County
Samuel Turner Trombone Leeds Middle School
Zack Welch Trombone Holtville Middle School
Luke Beasley Trumpet West Limestone High School
Celso Cuffia Trumpet Chelsea Middle School
Griffin Emerson Trumpet Meridianville Middle School
Joely French Trumpet Springville Middle School
Riley Hargett Trumpet Muscle Shoals Middle School
Zander Horton Trumpet Chelsea Middle School
John Scott Jackson Trumpet Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School
Brian (Jin Woo) Jeong Trumpet Northridge Middle School
Sarah King Trumpet Holtville Middle School
Jessica Little Trumpet Bay Minette Middle School
Jessica Little Trumpet Bay Minette Middle School
Ariel Lowe Trumpet Hamilton Middle School
Charles Mayer Trumpet Rudd Middle School
Ben Morris Trumpet Northridge Middle School
Garrett Needham Trumpet Bumpus Middle School
Roland Nisley Trumpet Good Hope Middle School
Molly Pettis Trumpet Wilson Hall Middle School
ezekiel sewell Trumpet Verbena High School
Thomas Sheek Trumpet Bumpus Middle School
Skye Smith Trumpet Holtville Middle School
Emmitt Wright Trumpet Muscle Shoals Middle School
Noah Bowman Tuba Prattville Christian Academy
James Ezra Brown II Tuba Trinity Presbyterian School
Jayden Cannon Tuba Bumpus Middle School
Christopher Clark Tuba Muscle Shoals Middle School
Samuel Cregan Tuba Good Hope Middle School
Kadence Oladapo Tuba Austin Junior High

 

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 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 2019 Alabama Middle School Honor Band Festival will be posted on this website by mid-late November.

HOUSING/MEALS/FEES
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 2019 Alabama Middle School Honor Band, students chosen to participate will be required to pay a participation fee of $85.00 (non-refundable), which includes admission to all clinics, concerts, participation t-shirt, name tag, and lapel participation pin. 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.