Category Archives: Honor Band/All State

Honor Band Opportunities – Spring 2017

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville State University has put out their Honor Band information.  It is structured such that the student “applies” online and includes my email address (jsouder@mcssk12.org) so that I can then make a recommendation once everyone has applied.  JSU is a fantastic university with a booming band program – like most Alabama universities, we have BHS Band graduates participating in the “Southerners” band.

Below you will find information on the 2017 JSU Honor Band.  I hope that you will consider attending.

May 11 – 13, 2017 Jacksonville State University Honor Band  (Middle School and High School)

Information / Registration Website:  JSU HONOR BAND 


 Huntingdon College Symphonic Honor Band

Friday – Saturday, April 21-22, 2017 – No fee to apply or attend. Visit huntingdon.edu/bands for more information and to apply. (Please note that if you are going on the Spring Band trip you will not be able to attend this Honor band as the dates conflict).

Deadline to register is March 21, 2017.

Symphonic Honor Band Opportunities

Please see the information below concerning great honor band opportunities. I highly encourage ANY students to sign-up and try for these opportunities, whether a student thinks he or she is capable. University of Alabama Honor Band Festival High School February 2-5, 2017  – Applications Deadline: November 28 Registration for the 32nd Annual High School Honor Band Festival… Continue Reading

All-State Orchestra

All-State Orchestra is often overlooked by band programs but there are active school orchestras across the state and the All-State Orchestra Festival requires woodwinds, brass, and percussion as well.  Please see the message below calling upon these kind of students to audition.  I would encourage interested students to try out for this as another incredibly… Continue Reading