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Students must complete the application form with the required mp3 audio file uploads. The audition materials are located here. 


Instrument_Last Name_First Name.mp3  

The recordings and application must be completed no later than Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 5:00PM, MST. 

The recorded auditions determine acceptance or waitlist status.  

When students arrive for the first evening of the Honor Band, they will perform a live audition to determine chair placement. 

Auditions for the Fred Fox School of Music (Seniors only)

Admission/Scholarship Auditions
The University of Arizona offers you the opportunity to audition for SCHOOL OF MUSIC admission/scholarships while you are here. Admission/Scholarship auditions for students interested in attending the University of Arizona will be held throughout the event. 

If you are a high school senior WHO WILL BE auditioning for admission/scholarship to the The University of Arizona, fill out the Honor Band Application Form above and ALSO follow these easy 1-2-3 steps.

  1. Apply to The University of Arizona.
  2. Via, submit a Fred Fox School of Music Application.
  3. Schedule a scholarship audition time by emailing David Boulton at by January 1, 2020, 5:00 pm AST.

Please check the Fred Fox School of Music admission page regarding any questions you may have Fred Fox School of Music Admissions.

Admission/Scholarship Audition Materials

Visit the Fred Fox School of Music site to find your instrument and follow the directions for obtaining audition music.

After pre-screening has been completed

Students will receive an email on or before December 13, 2019, confirming acceptance into the Honor Band. Student payment of $50 will be due by January 13, 2020.  More information about this will be provided in the student’s acceptance email. 

Attached to the email will be a commitment form. Students and a parent/guardian must then sign and return the commitment form with a check or money order for $50 by January 13, 2020. 

After the two-week deadline, the Honor Band Coordinators may proceed to replace the student with the next person on the waitlist. 


Chair Placement Auditions

All students will perform a chair placement audition the first night of the event. This audition will come from the honor band concert music and will determine the chair placement in the ensemble. 

Auditions will take place directly after check-in 2/20/2020. 

Please note that attendance at ALL concerts, masterclasses, rehearsals, and events for the entire Honor Band Festival are REQUIRED for all student participants attending the festival! No one may leave early or arrive late. 

The Honor Band size is limited, so get your application in early! Upon your acceptance into the ensemble, you will receive additional information and the detailed schedule. 

We promise you an exciting musical experience and look forward to receiving your application.

If you have any questions, please call 520.621.1683.



 If you live outside of the Tucson area, you will be responsible for your own hotel accommodations. The UA Band Office will arrange for a discounted rate for specific hotel(s). This information will be made available to you upon acceptance into the festival. 

If you have any questions, please call 520.621.1683.