All-Juniors Honor Band
February 2023 Update: Participants should carefully read the 2023 Participation Packet to be sure appropriate preparations are made for the event. As a reminder, if you still need to complete payment for your registration, you may do so by clicking this link. If you still need to register for a parking permit, please click on this link. Parking permits must be reserved by Friday, February 10, 2023.
November 2022 Update: Nominations are now open. Eligible students can apply themselves or band directors can nominate eligible students by completing the 2023 All-Juniors Honor Band Nomination Form.
Friends, family, and band directors are welcome to attend the final concert on Monday, February 20 at 7 PM in the historic Missouri Theatre (203 S. Ninth Street, Columbia, MO). Tickets are $5.00 and are available for purchase at the Missouri Theatre upon arrival. For those unable to attend, the concert will be available to live stream on the School of Music’s YouTube channel.
Parking in campus/city garages is free after 6 PM. Meters for street parking are active until 7 PM and will accept coins or payment via the ParkMobile App. Missouri Theatre guests are encouraged to park in Hitt Street garage or use metered street parking.
Sunday-Monday, February 19-20, 2023
Talented high school juniors! All 11th-grade students who earned a position in an MMEA All-District Honor Band will receive automatic acceptance into the MU All-Juniors Honor Band. Furthermore, any sophomore member (or honorable mention) of the 2021–2022 Missouri All-State Band as well any junior member (or honorable mention) of the 2022–2023 Missouri All-State Band will receive automatic acceptance and will have their participation fee waived. Directors, please also nominate additional qualified 11th-grade band members for this event. Students may nominate themselves as well. Please note, however, that there is a limit to 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 19. 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 2023 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 selections based upon nominations and instrumentation needs, and you will be notified of your acceptance status by December 19th.
Dr. Christian Noon