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9-10th Grade & 11-12th Grade Honor Bands

Congrats to all of the 2020 Augsburg Honor Band Participants!

Please check out these links for recordings:

Thank you for making great music together!

– Augsburg Music Department

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

About the Festival

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 – Augsburg University

Highlights include:

  • Honor Band Rehearsals
  • Master classes with Augsburg faculty and local artists
  • Lunch for students and directors
  • Free afternoon concert featuring both honor bands
  • A living composer experience with Erika Svanoe and her music for band

Cost: $15 per selected student
Parents: Join us for the free concert at 4 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel
Directors: Sit in on rehearsals, attend master class, join us for lunch

Overview & Important Dates

9-10th Grade Honor Band & 11-12th Grade Honor Band

  • Nominations due, November 15
  • Notifications, December 13

Any current 9-12th 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.

Grade 9-10 Honor Band Director:


Grade 11-12 Honor Band Director:
Erika Svanoe, DMA, 612-330-1597

Festival Schedule (approximate)

8:00 a.m., Check in – Hoversten Chapel Atrium, Foss Center (entrance on 22nd Ave. S)
8:15 a.m., Find seats and warm up in rehearsal locations
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., Masterclasses with Augsburg Faculty
1:30 p.m., Rehearsal
3:45 p.m., Break/prep for concert
4 p.m., Concert Begins, Hoversten Chapel in the Foss Center

Festival Repertoire

To be added shortly