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)

February 15-16, 2019

Registration Extended!!

Hotel Reservations (if needed) $79/night + tax

La Quinta Inn & Suites-Orem University Parkway
521 W University Pkwy
Orem, UT 84058
Group Code: UVU Band

Tentative Schedule

Friday, February 15

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

Saturday, February 16

  • 9:30-12:00    Rehearsal
  • 12:00-1:00    Lunch
  • 1:00-4:00    Rehearsal
  • 4:00-6:45    Dinner break/change
  • 7:00-7:30    Warm-up
  • 7:30-8:45    UVU Honor Band Festival Concert in Ragan Theater

Audition Music

Please download and bring a copy of your part for chair placement auditions. These will begin at 9:00 AM on February 15th. 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.