Coe College Honor BandsUpdated - 8/25/2014, 5:00 p.m.
The Coe College Honor Bands 2015:
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - Elementary Honor Band rehearsal/concert
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - Junior/Senior Honor Band rehearsal/concert
Alternative nomination procedure:
If you would prefer not to use this
online form, to avoid typing all the information again,
you may simply edit your band database to match the information requested on the form
and email your database to Dr. Carson: email@example.com
- The Coe College Elementary Honor Bands are open to students in grades 4, 5, and 6.
- The Coe College Junior Honor Band is open to students in grades 6, 7, and 8.
- The Coe College Senior Honor Band is open to students in grades 9 – 12, with select outstanding 8th graders.
Based on the nominations, a committee at Coe College will select the bands: two Elementary Honor Bands (approximately 110 members each), one Junior Honor Band and one Senior Honor Band (approximately 90 members each). 6th grade students may be nominated for either the Elementary Honor Band or the Junior Honor Band and 8th grade students may be considered for the Senior Honor Band. Every school submitting nominations will have at least one student selected.
Friday, August 1, 2014 - Online nominations open
Friday, January 30, 2015 - Online nominations close
Saturday, February 21 - Monday, March 9, 2015 - Selections announced, music delivered
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - Junior and Senior Honor Band chair auditions and rehearsal
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Junior Honor Band
|Senior Honor Band|
|12:30 - Check-in - Sinclair Lobby||12:30 - Check-in - Sinclair Lobby|
1:00 - Rehearsal in Sinclair
|1:00 - Chair Auditions and Sectionals|
2:00 - Chair Auditions and Sectionals
|2:00 - Rehearsal in Marquis Hall Room 1|
3:00 - Rehearsal in Sinclair
|4:30 - Dinner|
4:30 - Dinner
5:30 - Rehearsal in Marquis Hall Room 1
5:30 - Rehearsal in Sinclair
|8:00 - Rehearsal ends|
8:00 - Rehearsal ends
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - Coe College Elementary Honor Bands
|8:45||Check-in - Sinclair Lobby||Check-in - Sinclair Lobby|
|9:00||sectionals with band directors||rehearse with Mrs. Bunn
|10:00||rehearse with Mr. Sheldon
||sectionals with band directors|
|11:00||lunch||rehearse with Mr. Sheldon|
|12:00||rehearse with Mrs. Bunn||lunch|
|1:00||sectionals*||rehearse with Mrs. Bunn|
|1:40||rehearse with Mr. Sheldon||sectionals*|
|2:20||change into uniform||rehearse with Mr. Sheldon|
|3:00||rehearse with Mrs. Bunn||change into uniform|
|3:40||tuning on stage||tuning in D-K|
|3:55||On-stage for concert||In Audience for concert|
|All Rehearsals in Sinclair Auditorium|
|* Brass and percussion in Rm.
1, WW in Rm. 201
- Sunday, April 19, 2015 - Coe College Junior and Senior Honor Bands
Junior Honor Band
|Senior Honor Band|
|1:00 - Rehearsal on Sinclair Stage||1:00 - Rehearsal in Marquis Hall Room 1|
|2:00 - Rehearsal on Sinclair Stage||2:00 - Rehearsal in Marquis Hall Room 1|
|3:40 - Break to change into concert clothes||3:40 - Break to change into concert clothes|
|4:00 - Concert on Sinclair Stage||4:00 - Concert on Sinclair Stage|
In addition to working with Robert Sheldon, students selected for the 12th Annual Coe College Elementary Honor Band will rehearse with Mary Bunn, longtime band director at Wilson Middle School in Cedar Rapids. The Coe College Junior Honor Band will be directed by Steve Shanley and the Coe College Senior Honor Band will be directed by Dr. William S. Carson.
There is a $12.00 registration fee for students selected to the Elementary Honor Band and a $25.00 fee for students selected to the Junior and Senior Honor Bands. This fee will include dinner for the Junior and Senior Honor Band on April 12, and lunch for the Elementary Honor Bands on April 18.
All Honor Band participants will have an opportunity to get complimentary tickets to the Coe College Concert Band and Wind Ensemble performance on Saturday, April 18, at 8:00 pm, with guest conductor Robert Sheldon.
Concert tickets for the Elementary Honor Bands should be ordered in advance by emailing Chelsea Dunn - firstname.lastname@example.org - no later than April 1:
General Admission $5.00 Under 18, Over 65, $3.00
Concert tickets for the Junior and Senior Honor Bands should be ordered in advance by emailing Chelsea Dunn - email@example.com - no later than April 1:
General Admission $6.00 Under 18, Over 65, $4.00
If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of the organizers listed below.
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Coe College Director of Bands
| Dr. William S. Carson | Carson Biographical Information |
| Coe College Bands History | Coe College Honor Bands |
| Coe College Jazz Summit | Coe College Festival of Bands |
| Cabaret Information | Cedar Rapids Municipal Band |
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