All-Juniors Honor Band


November 2023 Update: Nominations are now open. Eligible students can apply themselves or band directors can nominate eligible students by completing the 2024 All-Juniors Honor Band Nomination Form.


Sunday-Monday, February 18-19, 2024


Talented high school juniors! Current juniors who have been accepted into the 2023–2024 Missouri All-State Band (including honorable mention) will receive automatic acceptance into the MU All-Juniors Honor Band and will have their registration fee waived. In addition, current juniors who have been accepted into a 2023–2024 All-District Band will be given priority consideration for acceptance. Please note, however, that there are limitations on the number of instrumentalists in each section that can be accepted.


This event provides 11th-grade band students the opportunity to experience the collegiate concert band environment through interaction with MU School of Music faculty and students. Juniors chosen for this Honor Band will receive instruction from both MU band and applied faculty members. The event will culminate in a joint concert with the MU Wind Ensemble at the historic Missouri Theatre in downtown Columbia. The $50 participation fee covers the cost for a commemorative t-shirt and meals while on campus. All selected students are expected to provide their own transportation to and from Columbia for the event. Selected students are also expected to make their own housing accommodations the evening of February 18. There are a number of hotels within walking and driving distance to the MU campus. A tentative schedule of events and listing of nearby hotels can be found here.


University of Missouri Campus in Columbia, MO

How to Nominate:

Students and Directors can submit nominations online through the 2024 All-Juniors Honor Band Nomination Form. Directors, please confirm that students can commit to participating fully in both days of the Honor Band before applying. Nomination deadline is December 15th. MU band faculty will then make final decisions based upon nominations and instrumentation needs. All nominated students—and their band director(s)—will be notified of their acceptance status by December 22nd.


Dr. Christian Noon