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Honor band in 2016

February 13-15, 2025

The West Virginia University Invitational High School Honor Bands is a two-day event for high school band students. Selected students are placed into one of three clinic bands based on a brief audition held at the beginning of the event. These bands rehearse throughout the two days of the clinic and present a final performance on Saturday. In addition to working with outstanding nationally-known conductors, students are treated to a performance by the WVU Wind Symphony and also have the opportunity to participate in masterclasses offered by members of the WVU School of Music faculty. 

How to Participate

Individual students are nominated by their band directors and are selected for participation by the WVU Bands staff based on musical achievement, director recommendation, and the instrumentation needs of the clinic bands.  Nomination information is mailed to high school band directors in November each year. Interested students should speak with their high school band director.

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