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Augsburg 9th–10th Grade Honor Band

Thank you to students and directors for participating in the 2023 honor band festival. Check out the concert recordings and we’ll see you again in February!

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About the Festival

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2024
Cost: $40 per selected student
Parents: Join us for the free concert at 3 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel
Directors: Sit in on rehearsals, attend sectionals, and join us for lunch
Highlights include:

  • Honor Band Rehearsals
  • Sectionals with Augsburg faculty
  • Lunch for students and directors
  • Free afternoon concert

Overview & Important Dates

The Augsburg University Music Department is excited to welcome another group of young musicians back to campus for a day of music-making. 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. After nomination forms are reviewed, the Augsburg faculty will notify directors of selected participants and send digital music files and additional information about the festival.

  • Nominations due: December 11, 2023
  • Notifications: December 20, 2023

Nominate Your Students

Festival Host and Honor Band Director:

Dr. Charles Weise

Festival Schedule (approximate)

8:30 a.m.   –  Registration, Hoversten Chapel Atrium, Foss Center (entrance on 22nd Ave. S)
8:45 a.m.   –  Percussion sectional
9:15 a.m.   –  Rehearsal
10:45 a.m. –  Sectionals with Augsburg faculty
11:30 a.m. –  Lunch
12:15 p.m. –  Rehearsal
1:15 p.m.   –  “What is college?” chat
1:45 p.m.   –  Rehearsal
3:00 p.m.   –  Concert Begins, Hoversten Chapel in Foss Center

Additional Information & Requirements

Where does the honor band take place?
All festival activities will be in either Foss Center or Anderson Music Hall on Augsburg University’s campus. Lunch will be provided to students at The Commons, our campus dining hall.

Do I need a permit to park on campus?
Permits are not required to park in Lot L on the day of the festival. All other lots are unavailable for guest parking. Campus maps have been included below, and more Parking Information for music events can be found with the music department’s events calendar. Street parking is also available around campus and is monitored by the city of Minneapolis.

Where should I drop my student off for the day?
The best student drop off location is the intersection of 22nd Ave and S 7th St, on the east side of 22nd. Registration will be located in the Foss Center atrium.