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All-Region Honor Band
Plan now for your students to participate in the 37th Annual All-Region Honor Band Festival November 11 & 12, 2017. The All-Region Bands provide an excellent opportunity for your students to have their talents recognized, perform with other outstanding young musicians and work with highly respected music educators and conductors.Katy Briel, from Clark-Pleasant Middle School in Whiteland Schools, is the coordinator. All participants are required to attend all rehearsals and the performance for the All-Region Festival weekend. Students must verify their availability. We ask that students not apply if they cannot make a commitment to attend the entire All-Region Festival weekend.

Selection Process

Band directors from each area will serve on the selection committee responsible for choosing their respective All-Region Honor Band.  Contact the area host if you are interested in volunteering your services.  Please be accurate and specific when completing the student’s application form.Students should be ranked on the application by instrument section.  A director summary form should be completed to give an overall ranking of all your students.  The electronic recommendation is the only criteria used for selection.  The application must be complete or it will be discarded.  Each school is guaranteed to have at least two students selected for participation.


Each student selected for participation will pay a $35.00 registration fee on Saturday morning November 11.  All participants will receive a free commemorative T-shirt.  Each site will also have lunch available for a nominal fee.


Participating directors should plan to assist with sectionals on Saturday.  Directors should also make sure each of their selected students is prepared to play all the music sent to them.  Saturday morning is not the time to work on notes and rhythms.  Please prepare your students!

2017 All-Region Honor Band Schedule
(Students grades 7 – 9 are eligible for this group.)
Tuesday, August 8
Online applications open.
Friday, September 8
Online applications close at 11:59 PM EST.
Director window opens to allow recommendations to be added to student applications and a summary form completed.
Friday, September 15
Director access to student applications closes at 9:00 PM EST.
Friday, October 6
Site hosts mail selection notification and music to participating schools.
Saturday, November 11
8:30 – 9:00 AM                     Registration ($35 fee per student)
9:00 – 10:00                          Sectionals
10:00 – 12:00                       Full Rehearsal
12:00 – 1:00 PM                   Lunch
1:00 – 2:00                            Sectionals
2:00 – 4:30                            Full Rehearsal
Sunday, November 12
2:00 – 3:00 PM                     Dress Rehearsal
4:00 – 4:45                            Concert

Festival Sites and Hosts
Northwest: Kankakee Valley H.S. (Wheatfield) – Brandon Dinkins
Northwest: Portage High School – Drew Rhoda
North Central: LaSalle Academy (South Bend) – Mark Druyos
Northeast: DeKalb Middle School (Waterloo) – Shanna Lank
West: Lafayette area – Rossville H.S. – Joel Good
East: New Castle High School – Jaclyn Nason 
Central Northwest: Brownsburg – Courtney Cummings
Central Northeast: Elwood Middle School – Faith Montieth
Central East: Greenfield High School – Chris Wing
Central South: Center Grove M.S. Central – Sam Fritz
Central Southwest: Owen Valley H.S. – Dominic Thompson
South Central: Jasper High School – John Coller 
Southwest: South Knox H.S. (Vincennes) – Joyce Kim-Rohrer
Southeast:  East Washington H.S. (Pekin) – Matt Lindley

Future All-Region Honor Band Dates
November 11 & 12, 2017 - Katy Briel, coordinator
November 10 & 11, 2018
November 16 & 17, 2019
November 14 & 15, 2020
Conductor Nomination (pdf)
Conductor Application (pdf)