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  Coe College Honor Bands

Updated - 11/16/2016

Announcing:

The Coe College Honor Bands 2017:

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - Junior/Senior Honor Band auditions/rehearsal
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - Elementary Honor Band rehearsal/concert
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - Junior/Senior Honor Band rehearsal/concert
Guest Composer/Conductor
Robert W. Smith

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 90 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.

Director Letter
for directors interested in nominating students 

Schedule:
  • Friday, August 12, 2016 - Online nominations open

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - Online nominations close

  • Saturday, February 25 - Monday, March 6, 2017 - Selections announced, music delivered

  • Sunday, April 2, 2017 - Junior and Senior Honor Band chair auditions and rehearsal

Tentative schedule:

Sunday, April 2, 2017

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 8, 2017 - 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. Davies
10:00 rehearse with Mr. Smith
sectionals with band directors
11:00 lunch rehearse with Mr. Smith
12:00 rehearse with Mrs. Davies lunch
1:00 sectionals* rehearse with Mrs. Davies
1:40 rehearse with Mr. Smith sectionals*
2:20 change into uniform rehearse with Mr. Smith
3:00 rehearse with Mrs. Davies change into uniform
3:40 tuning on stage tuning in D-K
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 9, 2017 - 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

 

2017 Conductors:

In addition to working with Robert W. Smith, students selected for the 14th Annual Coe College Elementary Honor Band will rehearse with Beth Davies, band director at Cedar Rapids Franklin Middle School.  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.

Robert W. Smith
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 2, and lunch for the Elementary Honor Bands on April 9.

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 8, at 8:00 pm, with guest conductor Robert W. Smith.

Concert tickets for the Elementary Honor Bands should be ordered in advance by emailing Chelsea Dunn - chelsea.k.dunn@gmail.com - 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 - chelsea.k.dunn@gmail.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.

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

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