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The University of Arizona

High School Honor Band


February 10-12, 2022

DEADLINE for Online Audition Upload!

November 19, 2021 at 5:00PM MST

Open to ANY high school student, ANYWHERE in the country!

High school students! Play challenging and exciting music! Work with the faculty from the Fred Fox School of Music!

The UA High School Honor Band now uses the same audition materials as the AMEA Regional/All-State Auditions!

Students will be selected via recorded auditions, which are submitted through the Honor Band application form. If accepted, students will pay a non-refundable $50 registration fee (complete details will be in the acceptance email).

Please note that attendance at ALL concerts, masterclasses, rehearsals, and events for the entire Honor Band Festival (Feb 10 afternoon through Feb 12 concert) are REQUIRED for all student participants attending the festival! No early departure nor arrive late to events can be allowed.


  • Work with Dr. Chad R. Nicholson, UA Director of Bands and Prof. Chad Shoopman, Associate Director of Bands!
  • Master Classes with renowned UA Faculty!
  • Challenging, Fun Repertoire!
  • UA Faculty will perform for you in a special Showcase Concert!
  • Performance by the “Pride of Arizona” Pep Band!

Honor Band Dates: Feb 10-12, 2022

DEADLINE for Online Audition Upload:
NOVEMBER 19, 2021 at 5:00PM, MST

Tentative Schedule:

February 10
5:00pm – 9:30pm

  • Registration
  • Placement-Only Auditions
  • Welcome Rehearsal

Feburary 11
9:00am – 8:00pm

  • Rehearsal schedule to be announced
  • (Including Faculty Masterclasses and Showcase Concert)

February 12
9:00am – 5:00pm

  • Rehearsal schedule to be announced


  • Concert – Crowder Hall

Audition Instructions

  • Audio Recording Only (mp3, not mp4 nor wav files).
  • Excerpt 1 is three scales of the student’s choice, all articulated, one octave.
  • Excerpt 2 is a full, non-edited performance of Etudes 1, 2, and 3.
  • Percussion may stop the recording between etudes to change instruments.
  • Upload the files with your registration form.