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Honor Band Invitation & Instructions

Invitation Letter

Dear Colleague:

I hope this letter finds you well as the new school year begins. It is that time of year again to begin thinking about the Festival of Honor Bands to be held at Wayne State College on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.

The format for the Festival will be the same as in previous years, with two high school bands (the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band) and a junior high school band (6th, 7th, and 8th grades). Once again, admission is by audition only. You will find all audition instructions and materials online. Please email dabohne1@wsc.edu if you experience issues with the process. Please follow the audition instructions when making and submitting auditions.

There will be a $5 fee for each audition submitted and a $15 festival fee (which includes lunch in the cafeteria) for each applicant selected to perform with the honor bands (due on the day of the festival).

We are excited to have the following clinicians with us for the 2018 festival.

  • Junior High Band – Mr. Robert Gibson, Sioux City Schools
  • Symphonic Band – Mr. Brad Weber, Wayne State College
  • Wind Ensemble – Dr. Josh Calkin, Wayne State College

Please make all checks payable to Wayne State College, complete the online application and send recordings by Nov. 27, 2017, to:

David Bohnert
Wayne State College
1111 Main St.
Wayne, NE 68787

Thank you for encouraging your students to participate in this event, and I once again look forward to a fun and educational day! Please feel free to contact me anytime at 402-375-7363 or dabohne1@wsc.edu.


David Bohnert
Director of Bands
Wayne State College