Oct 20 2014

High School Honor Band Festival

Featuring internationally acclaimed Chinese conductor, Joseph Cheung

Monday, October 20, 2014
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Anderson Student Center

All events will take place in the Anderson Student Center located on the corner of Summit and Cretin Avenues.  Rehearsals and the 7:30 p.m. evening concert will be held in the James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, 3rd Floor Anderson Student Center.  


Please use our interactive map to locate and get driving directions to the Anderson Student Center.


Hourly parking is available in the Anderson Parking Facility, located on the corner of Cretin and Grand Avenues.  Maximum daily rate is $11.75 payable by cash or credit card.  If paying with cash, please take your ticket with you when you leave your vehicle.  Upon returning to your vehicle, you will first go to the automated pay station located in the stair lobby of the parking ramp.  If paying with credit card, you may swipe your card upon entering and exiting the ramp.


Student Participant Information

  • Registration is $10/student
  • Lunch and dinner will be provided for all participants
  • Your attendance at all rehearsals is required
  • Please be certain to prepare all parts prior to your arrival on campus
  • Please bring a folding music stand
  • Concert dress will be semi-formal: shirt and tie or jacket and tie for men and knee-length (or longer) dress/skirt or dress pants and top for women

Festival Schedule

8:00   - Registration: James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, 3rd Floor Anderson Student Center
9:00   - Rehearsal
10:00 - Rehearsal/Sectionals with UST studio instructors
11:30 - Lunch (provided)
12:45 - Rehearsal
3:00   - Preparing for College Presentation
3:30   - Rehearsal
4:45   - Break
5:00   - Dinner (provided)/Sound Check
7:00   - Dress for Concert
7:30   - Concert: James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, 3rd Floor Anderson Student Center *

* Concert is free and open to the public

View a PDF of the Honor Band Schedule & Reminders.

Joseph Cheung, featured guest conductor

Joseph Cheung was born in Hong Kong. He won a scholarship from the Royal Jockey Club and studied at the Hong Kong Conservatory of Music, graduating with merit. He later received a bachelor’s degree with honors from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Cheung has worked for the Hong Kong Government Music Office, Tom Lee Music Foundation and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. 

He has led clinics for different schools and community bands in Hong Kong and mainland China. He has appeared as a guest lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University, the Hong Kong Government Music Office and various music centers. He also was invited to serve as music examiner for the Hong Kong Examinations Authority.   

Cheung has taught elementary-, secondary- and college-level music ensembles for over 25 years. He has been nominated for and acted as the chairman of the Hong Kong Band Director Association twice. He was honored as adjudicator and committee member of the China Association for Symphonic Band and Ensemble and was invited as a consultant for the Beijing Band Directors Association. He frequently has been invited as a consultant and guest conductor in Asia, Spain and the United States. Recently, he has been working on translating band and string method books to Chinese and publishing authentic Chinese folk and traditional music for band and orchestra.

Nomination Deadline: Friday, Oct. 3

Directors, click here to submit nominations online.