Honor Band & Choir - 2020 Dates TBA

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We are excited for our fifth annual Xavier University Honor Band & Choir Festival! Here you will find all of the information you will need about the event. Students will spend Friday evening and Saturday rehearsing and learning from Xavier faculty members Dr. Ben Chamberlain, Dr. Megan Boyd, Dr. Ellen Graham, and others.

Educators, we encourage you to attend and see the work your students are doing. You are more than welcome to sit in on rehearsals, the recital, and masterclasses. You may also join your students for meals on Saturday, however, you will be responsible for covering the cost, approximately $8-10 at the door.


Due to weather, the Honor Band & Choir Performance will now take place at 2:00 pm on Saturday January 19 in the Gallagher Theater. The performance is free and open to the public.

We encourage family, friends, and educators to come and support the work of these wonderful young people. The concert is free and open to the public.

Parking passes will be made available via email upon acceptance into the festival. The Gallagher Student Center (GSC) is located at the end of University Drive (F3 on the campus map). Parking will be available along University Drive, as well as the Brockman and Gallagher lots with the use of a parking pass. School buses can drop off students in the cul-de-sac by the GSC and can park in lots C-2 (J3 on map) or C-4 (L3 on map).

Accepted Musicians

Congratulations on being chosen as a 2019 XU Honor Band & Choir participant! Please read through the information below carefully to ensure your place in this festival.

  1. Complete the online registration form
  2. Complete the $60 registration fee
  3. Complete the liability waiver and bring on Friday January 18
  4. Festival Schedule
  5. Campus Map
  6. Band Music - Here you will find the final roster for band, music files (Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Aux), a part assignment matrix. Percussion assignments and music will be mailed separately. All of these items will be available online at our website. Please use the part assignments and attached music to prepare to the best of your ability before our first rehearsal. Hard copies of music will also be provided on Friday, January 18.
  7. Choir Music – Each singer will receive a packet of music mailed to their home by December 21. Please make every effort to learn your part prior to arriving on campus.