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9th & 10th Grade Honor Band Festival

2019 Recordings

All the Pretty Little Horses

Band of Heroes

Chimes of Liberty

The Jolly Earl of Chomondeley

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 26, 2019 – Augsburg University

Highlights include:

  • A premiere performance of Band of Heroes, an interactive multimedia piece by conductor/composer Erika Svanoe
  • Honor Band rehearsal
  • Mast classes with Augsburg faculty and local artists
  • Lunch for students and directors
  • Free afternoon concert

Cost: $10 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

9th & 10th Grade Honor Band

  • Nominations due, November 9
  • Notifications, December 12

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 – Hoversten Chapel Atrium, Foss Center (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., 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

Band of Heroes, Erika Svanoe
Chimes of Liberty, Edwin Franko Goldman
All the Pretty Little Horses (Mvt 2 from “Three Folk Song Settings for Band”), arr. Andrew Boysen Jr.
Three Ayres from Gloucester, Hugh M. Stuart