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  Coe College Honor Bands

Updated - 8-30-17

Announcing:

The Coe College Honor Bands 2019:

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - Junior/Senior Honor Band auditions/rehearsal
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - Elementary Honor Band rehearsal/concert
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - Junior/Senior Honor Band rehearsal/concert
Guest Composer/Conductor
Brian Balmages

Submit your nominations using one of the following two links:
Nomination Database Template

Please email your completed database to Honor Bands Administrator, Chelsea Dunn:  chelsea.k.dunn@gmail.com

OR
Use this online form:
Nomination/Application Form



Eligibility:

  • The Coe College Elementary Honor Bands are open to students in grades 4, 5, and 6.
    Most 4th graders will be placed in the Crimson Honor Band, while most 5th and 6th graders will be selected for the Gold Honor Band.
  • 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 through 12.

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 100 members each). 6th grade students may be nominated for either the Elementary Honor Band or the Junior Honor Band. Every school submitting nominations will have at least one student selected.


Schedule:
  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - Online nominations open

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - Online nominations close

  • Saturday, February 23 - Monday, March 4, 2019 - Selections announced, music delivered

  • Sunday, April 7, 2019 - Junior and Senior Honor Band chair auditions and rehearsal

Tentative schedule:
Sunday, April 7, 2019

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

5:15 - Rehearsal in Marquis Hall Room 1

5:15 - Rehearsal in Sinclair

6:30 - Rehearsal ends

6:30 - Rehearsal ends

 

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - Coe College Elementary Honor Bands

Time

Crimson

Gold

8:45

Check-in  - Sinclair Lobby

Check-in  - Sinclair Lobby

9:00

sectionals with band directors

rehearse with Mrs. Morton

10:00

rehearse with Mr. Balmages

sectionals with band directors

11:00

Lunch

rehearse with Mr. Balmages

12:00

rehearse with Mrs. Morton

Lunch

1:00

sectionals*

rehearse with Mrs. Morton

1:40

rehearse with Mr. Balmages

sectionals*

2:20

change into uniform

rehearse with Mr. Balmages

3:00

rehearse with Mrs. Morton

change into uniform

3:40

Final announcements – stay on stage

Final announcements – move to balcony

3:55

On-stage for concert

In Audience for concert

4:00

Concert

Concert

 

All Rehearsals in Sinclair Auditorium

 

 

* Brass and percussion in Rm. 1, WW in Rm. 201

 


Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 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
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

 

2019 Conductors:

In addition to working with Brian Balmages, students selected for the 14th Annual Coe College Elementary Honor Band will rehearse with Wendy Morton, band director in the College Community schools.  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.

Brian Balmages
Steve Shanley

Fees:

There is a $15.00 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 7, and lunch for the Elementary Honor Bands on April 13.

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 13, at 8:00 pm, with guest conductor Brian Balmages and world-renowned trumpeter, Joe Burgstaller.

Concert tickets for the Honor Bands should be ordered in advance:

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS USING A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD

The website has a $1 per ticket service charge.

Alternatively, you may visit the Coe College Box Office

to purchase tickets with cash.

You may also call the Box Office (319-399-8600)

to have tickets held for you at Will Call.

Will Call also accepts cash only.

 

Elementary Honor Bands

General Admission $5.00 Under 18, Over 65, $3.00

 

Junior and Senior Honor Bands

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.

Dr. William S. Carson - bands@coe.edu
Chelsea Dunn - chelsea.k.dunn@gmail.com
Steve Shanley - sshanley@coe.edu

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