High School Events
Esterhazy String Quartet Seminar, Trombone Boot Camp, Missouri Summer Composition Institute (COMP), Experiencing Piano Group Courses - Summer 2022
Information is available at this link: https://music.missouri.edu/mizzou-summer-music-camps-and-programs
Band Day - Saturday, September 17, 2022
Registration Deadline: September 1, 2022
We are pleased to invite you and your students back to the University of Missouri for our 75th Marching Mizzou Band Day! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022, in Memorial Stadium as the Tigers take on Abeline Christian University. Kick-off time is TBA, but we anticipate it to be an afternoon game. Bands will receive complimentary admission for all participating students, directors/staff, and chaperones. Additional tickets for band families and other supporters may be purchased at mutigers.com or via phone at 1-800-CAT-PAWS. Later this summer we will connect you to our Marching Mizzou Band Day website that will contain music for the massed band performance as well as a color guard and feature twirler choreographed routine to learn for the event.
Band Registration Fee: $75 (covers parking for one bus). Additional parking passes can be purchased for $75 per bus and $25 per equipment vehicle.
We also invite Twirlers ages 7-18 to join us as well for this event in one of three skill levels - Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced. Qualified high school twirlers who are of advanced skill level attending with their band are eligible to perform a solo routine in the end zone wearing black and gold to support Mizzou. All other high school level twirlers accompanying their band will perform as a group on the field wearing their school costumes. Participants will receive 2 complimentary tickets (twirler and chaperone) to the football game for seating in the Band Day block. Additional tickets may be purchased through MU Athletics. Twirlers participating as a member of their band do not need to complete the separate twirler registration form below since you will be included with your band's registration.
For students age 7-18 attending our Twirler Day independently without your band, all students will receive a Mizzou Twirler Day t-shirt (to be worn with short black shorts), 2 complimentary tickets (student twirler and one adult chaperone) to the game, box lunch, picture with current Marching Mizzou Feature Twirlers — Carlee Fenton, Josie Linson, Ella Earnest, and Courtney Detwiler — and Truman the Tiger, and the opportunity to twirl on Faurot Field with Marching Mizzou. Advanced High School twirlers are eligible to twirl in the end zone wearing black and gold.
Twirler Registration Link (for those participating independently without a band)
Twirler Registration Fee: $75
Champion of Champions Marching Festival - Saturday, October 15, 2022
This season-culminating event allows bands the opportunity to perform for a nationally-recognized adjudication panel in a large performance venue. Memorial Stadium features a state-of-the-art FieldTurf performance surface and ample seating for spectators. Bands will compete in a prelims/finals format. The event will also include exhibition performances by the Marching Mizzou Drumline and “The Big M of the Midwest,” Marching Mizzou. This event is limited to the first 24 registered bands. Classes with more than seven bands entered will be split into sub-groupings for competition. Classes must have at least three entries for the top-scoring band to automatically advance to finals. Prelim scores will determine eligibility for remaining spots in finals competition. Bands will be assigned performance times within each division based first on 2021 results followed by registration date for all new applicants.
Early Registration ($300): September 1, 2022
Final Registration ($350): September 15, 2022
Mizzou Homecoming Parade & Band Competition - Saturday, October 22, 2022
Experience the excitement of MU Homecoming by participating in the annual Mizzou Homecoming Parade & Band Competition! This event is limited to the first 15 competitive high school bands. Bands will be placed into divisions based on wind/percussion size.
Registration Deadline: September 15, 2022
Entry Fee: $100
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact Brooke Danielsen, Coordinator of Large Instrumental Ensembles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mizzou High School Choral and Vocal Festival - Monday, September 12, 2022
This fall, the University of Missouri School of Music is excited to offer a 1-day High School Choral & Vocal Festival. Your students will have a fantastic time on Mizzou’s campus as they experience high-quality leadership from our guest clinicians, exciting and informative voice masterclasses with our voice faculty, and choral performances by our Mizzou Choirs. We are honored to have Dr. Sandra Snow conducting our 11/12 Festival SATB Choir and Mizzou Alum, Dr. Derrick Fox, conducting our 9/10 SATB Festival Choir.
Cost: $15 per student (checks only)
Application deadline: August 15
University of Missouri
Attn: MU Choral Department
208 Sinquefield Music Center
Columbia, MO 65211
All-Juniors Honor Band - Sunday-Monday, February 20-21, 2022
Each year, the MU Bands host the All-Juniors Honor Band, an immersive on-campus experience for talented junior students from across the state of Missouri.
Nomination Deadline: December 3, 2021
Nominations are now being accepted! Visit music.missouri.edu/all-juniors-honor-band for more information and to submit the nomination form.
For 2022, due to the pandemic, we have also extended automatic acceptance and a fee waiver to anyone who was a freshman or junior in the 2021 All-State Band. Please note, however, that there is a limit to the number of instrumentalists in each section that can be accepted.
Mizzou Jazz Fest - Saturday, February 19, 2022
Annual jazz festival on campus bringing together the finest junior high and high school instrumentalists, highly qualified and respected jazz adjudicators, and top quality clinicians.
Entry deadline: January 15, 2022
Registration for the 2022 Mizzou Jazz Fest is now open!
The 2022 Mizzou Jazz Fest will be hosted in-person at the Sinquefield Music Center on the MU Campus in Columbia, MO. Each participating band will receive a clinic with an adjudicator, and has the option be rated and/or participate in sight-reading. The group with the top overall rating will receive the opportunity to participate in a Command Performance that evening with the MU Jazz Band at the historic Missouri Theatre, just a few blocks from the Sinquefield Music Center. Pianist Sullivan Fortner will be this year's guest artist.
University of Missouri Champion of Champions Marching Festival - Saturday, October 23, 2021
This season-culminating event allows bands the opportunity to perform for a nationally-recognized adjudication panel in a large performance venue. Memorial Stadium features a state-of-the-art FieldTurf performance surface and ample seating for spectators. Bands will compete in a prelims/finals format. The event will also include exhibition performances by the Marching Mizzou Drumline and “The Big M of the Midwest,” Marching Mizzou.
Entry deadline: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Mizzou Homecoming Parade & Band Competition - Saturday, October 9, 2021
Experience the excitement of MU Homecoming by participating in the annual Mizzou Homecoming Parade & Band Competition.
Entry deadline: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Mizzou Virtual Jazz Fest - Although we are unable to offer our traditional in-person jazz festival, this year we are hosting a virtual festival to still provide your students with a meaningful experience! Open to middle and high school groups and no registration fee required. The components of this year’s festival include: 1) Feedback/commentary provided over the recordings submitted by your group; 2) Group Zoom (or Skype) sessions on February 26th or February 27th (if your schedule permits); and 3) One song from each group chosen to be featured in a compilation premiered virtually on February 27th as an end-of-festival "concert.”
If you are interested in participating, please complete the following REGISTRATION FORM by February 1st. Those who register will receive a second follow up form that details how to submit recordings. Recordings will be due by February 15th.
MU High School Virtual Honor Band - Sunday, February 14, 2021, 12 – 6 PM. This virtual event is open to all 9 - 12 Missouri High School students, and will take place via Zoom. Students who have participated previously in the MMEA All-State Band or an All-District Honor Band will receive automatic acceptance upon registering. Students will hear performances and receive masterclasses from our wind and percussion faculty, have a virtual rehearsal and Q&A session with our guest composer, Alex Shapiro (http://www.alexshapiro.org), meet with current MU Band students, and will submit recordings for a massed ensemble performance. Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 18 at 6PM, and is limited to the first 300 registrants. Students can register themselves at https://tinyurl.com/MUVHB.
MU Bands Webinar - Thursday, November 12, 2020, 7 – 8 PM. MU Band Faculty members Dr. Brian A. Silvey, Dr. Amy M. Knopps, and Dr. Christian M. Noon will be joined by three current students who participate in the concert and athletic bands to discuss the various opportunities available to students at Mizzou. This event is open to all students and their parents. Visit https://tinyurl.com/mubands to register.
MU Bands Virtual Outreach Initiative - Given that school ensembles and music students across Missouri are experiencing various types of in-person and online learning this coming academic year, the band directors at the University of Missouri want to make ourselves available to help your students, program, or school district in these difficult and unprecedented circumstances. At your request (and schedules permitting), we would enjoy the opportunity to present a virtual clinic on a variety of topics. If you are interested in scheduling a virtual session, please reach out to any of our band faculty (Dr. Brian A. Silvey, Dr. Amy M. Knopps, or Dr. Christian M. Noon).