UToledo Band Program

Welcome to the 2024 UToledo High School Honor Band!

The University of Toledo will host its 14th Annual High School Honor Band this February 24-25, 2024.  For 13 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.

Our UToledo Band Members sit-in with the students for both rehearsals and performance.  In addition, students have the opportunity to audition for UToledo Music Scholarships and Program Admission while on campus. 

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.

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule (different from previous years)

 Saturday, February 24 - Doermann Theater
            8:00 a.m.                     Arrive & Check-in
            9:00 a.m.                     Rehearsal 1
            11:30 a.m.                   Lunch Provided
            1:00 p.m.                     Rehearsal 2
            5:00 p.m.                     Finished

Sunday, February 25 - Doermann Theater
            3:00 p.m.                     Rehearsal 3
            5:00 p.m.                     Dinner Provided
            6:00 p.m.                     Concert Performance

This is a commuter event.  Light breakfast is provided on Saturday, as well as lunch.

All rehearsals and the performance will be held in Doermann Theatre, located inside University Hall.  University Hall is the gothic building with the bell tower that faces Bancroft Street, on the north side of campus.  There is limited parking on Bancroft Street and on the residential streets across form University Hall.  Closest parking lots are 13C and 1N. 

If parking in campus lots before 5pm, note that parking is not free.  If parking for an extended period, please visit https://www.utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/rec/rentals/UTrecParking.html for instructions on how to register your vehicle online for a $5.45 day-pass OR use the ParkMobile app to pay by the hour.

The Sunday performance is free.  Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early.  The entire program will be complete by 6:45pm.  Student dress is semi-formal.  Parking in campus lots Sunday after 5pm is free.  If parking on campus before 5pm, please see parking information above. 

If you or your students have any questions, please contact the UToledo 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, UToledo Bands

Dr. Andrew Rhodes
Assistant Director, UToledo Bands


Last Updated: 2/24/24