We invite all high school band students to participate in the second annual UVU Honor Band for two days of rehearsals, masterclasses by UVU faculty, and a final concert including the UVU Wind Symphony. Overnight housing is available at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites for those students traveling from beyond the local area. Utah Valley University is not responsible for students when not in attendance at the festival.

The registration fee is $30 per participant and is collected via credit card when registering online for the festival.

Festival Contact
Thomas Keck, Director of Bands

801-863-6188 (office)

Tentative Schedule

Friday, February 21

  • 9:00am    Registration begins
  • 9:30am    Auditions begin
  • 11:00am   First rehearsal in Noorda Concert Hall
  • 12:00pm    Lunch
  • 1:00pm-2:45pm    Rehearsal
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm    Music Department Showcase Recital
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm    Sectionals
  • 5:30pm-7:00pm    Dinner
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm    Rehearsal

Saturday, February 22

  • 9:30am-12:00pm    Rehearsal
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm    Lunch
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm    Rehearsal
  • 4:00pm-6:45pm    Dinner break/change
  • 7:00pm-7:30pm    Warm-up
  • 7:00pm-8:15pm    UVU Honor Band Festival Concert in Noorda Concert Hall

Chair Placement Music

Please download and bring a copy of your part for chair placement auditions. These will begin at 9:00 AM on February 21. Information about audition location and check-in procedure will be sent closer to the festival date. ALL woodwind/brass players also prepare an A-flat Major scale, as many octaves as you are able to play. Slur for the ascending scale and use staccato articulation for the descending scale. Mezzo forte dynamic. ALL percussionists must prepare two of the three excerpts, your choice; not all three.