Department of Music and Theatre

Honor Band

Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Honor Band Festival has been cancelled to protect the health and well-being of our community.

REFUNDS for the $55.00 Registration fee will be processed by the end of today, Monday, March 16. 
This refund should appear on your credit card within 3 days.  If you have questions, please call 513-745-3801.


Honor Band  - March 20-21, 2020


We are excited for our 6th annual Xavier University Honor Band 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 member Dr. Ben A. Chamberlain.

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 masterclass. 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.


The Honor Band Performance will take place at 7:00 pm on Saturday, March 21 in the Gallagher Theater. 

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 2020 XU Honor Band participant!
Please read through the information below carefully to ensure your place in this festival.

  1. Complete the online registration form
  2. Complete the $55 registration fee
  3. Complete the liability waiver - UNDER 18 Years of Age or liability waiver - 18 Years of Age or OLDER   and bring on Friday, March 20.
  4. Festival Schedule
  5. Campus Map
  6. Here you will find the final roster for band, music files (Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Aux), and a part assignment matrix. Percussion assignments and music will be mailed separately. 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, March 20. 

Please email if you have any questions.

Thank you.