1st Chair Honor Band Registration Open

Attention all high school band directors – registration for the 2017 UConn “1st Chair” Honor Band Festival & Director’s Clinic is open! Nominate your very best students and join us for master classes, director sessions, and a closing Festival Concert featuring YOUR students, the UConn Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble.

Make plans to attend now!

Director Registration and Nomination Form 


8:00-8:50 AM Students, Directors arrive, check-in, receive folders
9:00-9:50 Ensemble rehearsals begin
Directors Session #1 begins
(10 minute break)
10:00-10:55 Ensemble rehearsals continue
Directors Session #2 begins
(10 minute break)
11:00-11:55 Instrument-Specific Master Classes w/ UConn Applied Faculty
Directors are invited to attend all Master Classes
12:00-12:30 PM Faculty Recital ft. UConn Applied Instrumental Faculty
12:30-1:25 Lunch- On your own- Storrs Center Dining options located
directly across the street from the music building
[1:30-2:30 Directors: Conducting Clinic w/Dr. Jeffrey Renshaw] 1:30-3:30 Final Ensemble Rehearsal
3:30-4:00 (30 minute break)
4:00-5:00 Concert VDM Recital Hall
UConn Symphonic Band
UConn Wind Ensemble
White Band
Blue Band

Important Information

-First eight applications for conducting clinic will be given a 10-15 minute session with the UConn Wind Ensemble on a selected band classic.
-Directors are asked to nominate their very best players. The expectation is that the players will be “1st Chair” quality, and at the All-State or All-Region level. Or, we will take your very best student.
-Make plans to attend now!
-There will be a $10 Student Registration Fee (collected upon arrival).

Questions? Please contact us at ucmb.office@gmail.com.