Honor Band Festivals

2017 Recording!


Welcome students, parents and directors! We are looking forward to an exciting day of music making featuring concert band and jazz band students from the surrounding area.

About the Festival

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017 – Augsburg College
Cost: FREE for students, directors, and parents
Students: festival includes rehearsals, lunch, master class, and late afternoon concert
Parents: join us for the free concert at 4:30 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel
Directors: sit in on rehearsals, attend master class, join us for a free lunch
(Augsburg Festival, Parking Permit)

Overview & Important Dates

9th & 10th Grade Honor Band

  • Nominations due, November 11
  • Notifications, December 14

Any current 9th or 10th grade musician who has skill in performing on a band instrument (woodwind, brass, percussion, or double bass) is eligible to be nominated for the festival by their band director. Directors must complete and send the Director Nomination Form. After nomination forms are reviewed, the Augsburg faculty will notify directors, and selected participants will receive music and additional information about the festival.

Festival Host/Clinician:
Erika Svanoe

Festival Schedule

8:00 a.m., Check in at Foss Center Atrium (entrance on 22nd Ave. S)
8:15 a.m., Find seats and warm up in Hoversten Chapel
8:30 a.m., Rehearsal
10:00 a.m., Break
10:15 a.m., Rehearsal
11:30 a.m., Lunch (provided) – Christensen Center Commons
12:30 p.m., Recital with the Riverside Winds
1:00 p.m., Masterclasses with Augsburg Faculty
2:00 p.m., Rehearsal
3:15 p.m., Break
3:30 p.m., Rehearsal
4:15 p.m., Break/prep for concert
4:30 p.m., Concert Begins, Hoversten Chapel in the Foss Center

Festival Repertoire

Rippling Watercolors – Brian Balmages
The Haunted Carousel – Erika Svanoe
Metrix – Robert Sheldon
The High Barbaree – Pierre La Plante
Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo For Symphonic Band – Malcolm Arnold (arr. John P. Paynter)
The Fairest of the Fair – John Philip Sousa (arr. Andrew Balent)


Listen on YouTube!
Listen to the 2016 festival on YouTube!