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Honor Band Festival—Saturday, December 12, 2015

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 a pizza lunch, a t-shirt, and all instruction and materials for only $25/student. All-State students from 2014-2015 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 Monday, November 30.


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 Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.

All students who apply will be notified via e-mail by Tuesday, Dec. 1st 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 2015 EIU HS Honor Band Festival.



Payment must be postmarked by Friday, December 4, 2015 to secure participation in the group. The cost is $25/student. 2014–2015 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.