The Music Department welcomes nearly 200 high school students and Maestro Dario Sotelo, guest conductor, to the 2012 University of St. Thomas High School Honor Band Festival
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - Tuesday, October 23, 2012
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
The Honor Bands will meet on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in the Anderson Student Center. Registration will be open from 8-9 a.m. in Anderson Student Center, James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall (3rd floor). Rehearsals will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude with a 7:30 performance in James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. Lunch and dinner will be provided for all participants.
Final Schedule and Important Reminders
Hourly parking is available in the Anderson Parking Facility at the corner of Grand and Cleveland.
Cost for hourly parking is $1.50/hr before 4 p.m. and $1.00/hr after 4 p.m.
Visitors to the University of St. Thomas campus receive a discounted rate at area hotels. The rates are established through arrangements with the university and a consortium of colleges in the Twin Cities. Please review the hotels offering a discounted rate and follow the instructions for receiving the special rate here.
Members of both bands will have the opportunity to work with Dario Sotelo, internationally acclaimed Brazilian conductor. Maestro Sotelo is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Brazilian Wind Orchestra at the National Conservatory of Brazil.
The Symphonic Band (Band 1)
Dr. Matthew George, Director of Bands, will conduct the Symphonic Band. The Symphonic Band will be comprised of the very top members of the nominated group.
Concert Band (Band 2)
Dr. Douglas C. Orzolek, Associate Director of Bands, will conduct the Concert Band. The Concert Band will be comprised of the second tier of the nominated group.
Nomination Deadline: Oct. 5
Both bands are expected to be enrolled with high school students representing the highest calibre and standard from each participating school. Students who are nominated for either band should be technically and musically advanced beyond their peers. Please only nominate studedents who can successfully prepare for and engage in a one-day event leading to a concert of high musical standard.
Directors, click here to submit nominations