University of Arizona
College of Fine Arts - School of Music

The University of Arizona

High School Honor Band

February 8-10, 2024

DEADLINE for Online Audition Upload!

November 18, 2023 at 5:00PM MST

Audition Results

Notifications will be made by December 15, 2023.

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

High school students! Play challenging and exciting music! Work with the faculty from the 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. There is no charge to submit an audition. If accepted, students will pay a non-refundable $60 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 8 afternoon through Feb 10 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 8-10, 2024