School of Fine and Performing Arts

Honor Band Festival

Academic Year: 
Thursday, February 16 to Saturday, February 18, 2023
Creative Arts Center
Ticket info: 
No tickets required

The Wright State University Honor Band Festival is an event hosted at Wright State University that includes two high school honor bands, a middle school honor band, and a day of professional development for band directors. Participating students will work with two conductors, play in side-by-side rehearsals with Wright State music faculty and music majors, attend masterclasses given by Wright State faculty, and perform a concert on the Saturday of the festival.  

The professional development day will include six hours of workshops and clinics given by the honor band conductors and Wright State faculty. It will also include an open clinic/rehearsal with the WSU Wind Symphony under the direction of Shelley Jagow, and a luncheon with the Wright State winds and percussion faculty.

The weekend also includes an opportunity for participating high school seniors to audition for acceptance into the Wright State School of Fine and Performing Arts. In addition, a music scholarship will be awarded to one auditioning senior at the Saturday concert.


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