UToledo Band Program

Welcome to the 2020 UT High School Honor Band!

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The University of Toledo will host its 12th Annual High School Honor Band this February 21-23, 2020.  For 11 years, this unique event has attracted a large number of area band students who spend a weekend not only rehearsing and performing a variety of music, but learning about and applying practical concepts of musicianship.

There is NO COST and NO AUDITION for participation.  The goal of the event is to have an enjoyable weekend by making music, not drilling technique.  Special emphasis is placed on the concepts of phrasing, balance, blend, tone and tuning.  Every high school musician can/will benefit from participating in this event.

Members of the UT Wind Ensemble sit-in with the students for both rehearsals and performance.  In addition, students have the opportunity to audition for UT Music Scholarships and Program Admission while on campus.  The Sunday performance will include a special performance by the UToledo Wind Ensemble.

Registration for this event is through the high school directors.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Directors are asked to submit - via email - the names, instrument, ability level, and contact information of interested students.   

Students participating in this event MUST have a signed Minor Consent Form on file - completed online by parent/guardian.  The form can be found at this link.

Tentative 2020 Rehearsal and Performance Schedule
Friday, February 21 - Doermann Theater in University Hall
            5:00-5:30 p.m.           Check-in
            6:00 p.m.                     1st Rehearsal
            9:00 p.m.                     Finished

 Saturday, February 22 - Doermann Theater
            9:00 a.m.                     2nd Rehearsal
            11:30 a.m.                   Lunch Break
            1:00 p.m.                     3rd Rehearsal/Sectionals
            5:00 p.m.                     Finished

Sunday, February 23 - Doermann Theater
            1:00 p.m.                     On Stage (if needed)
            3:00 p.m.                     Concert 

This is a commuter event.  Light breakfast is provided on Saturday.  Participants should plan on purchasing their own lunch at the Student Union, where there are several fast-food options, or at any number of restaurants immediately surrounding the campus.

If you or your students have any questions, please contact the UT Band Office by phone (419/530-2217) or the directors by email at jason.stumbo@utoledo.edu or andrew.rhodes@utoledo.edu.

About the Event Faculty

Dr. Jason Stumbo
Director, UT Bands

Dr. Andrew Rhodes
Assistant Director, UT Bands


Last Updated: 2/20/20