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Honor Band Festival—Saturday, December 10, 2016

Join us on the EIU campus for a day of rehearsals, masterclasses, a faculty recital, and a culminating concert conducted by the EIU Band Directors, Dr. Alicia Neal and Dr. James Hile. Participating students will receive lunch, a t-shirt, and all instruction and materials for only $25/student. All-State students from 2015-2016 pay only $10. Participants will also be treated to a performance by the EIU Wind Symphony. In order to apply, students and band directors must complete a brief online application. See below.

The application deadline is Wednesday, November 16.


Students, please click HERE to complete the brief online application.

Directors, please click HERE to complete the brief online recommendation.

The application deadline is 10:00pm on Wednesday, Nov 16 , 2016.

All students who apply will be notified via e-mail by Wednesday, Nov. 30 regarding their participation in the group. Directors of selected students will also be notified via e-mail.


Honor Band Day Schedule

Please click here for a schedule for the 2016 EIU HS Honor Band Festival.



Payment should be postmarked by Friday, December 2. If extenuating circumstances arise with regards to the payment deadline, please contact Dr. Neal directly via email at:


The cost is $25/student. 2015–2016 All-State members are $10/student. Please mail payments to:

EIU Band Program, Attn: HS Honor Band Festival, 2620 Doudna, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920.