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Symphonic Honor Band Festival



The 32nd Annual Auburn University Symphonic Honor Band Festival will take place at Auburn University February 10 - 12, 2022.

HSHBPoster.jpgStudents from across the Southeast and the nation will be selected to participate in the festival based on recorded auditions and applications. This year's Honor Band Festival will feature two bands: The Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Band. Ensembles will be conducted by renowned high school band directors, and all participants will have the opportunity to perform under the direction of guest composer Viet Cuong. Additionally, all honor band members will participate in master classes with AU music faculty.

The festival will culminate in a finale concert on Saturday, February 12 at the Gogue Performing Arts Center.

Ensemble placements will be made based on submitted audition recordings. Upon arrival, band members will have a short, in-person chair placement audition.


To Apply

  1. Complete the online application form.
    • Please double-check the accuracy of all email addresses. If your email address is entered incorrectly, you will not receive our messages! After you have submitted the application, you will receive a confirmation email.
  2. Download and practice excerpts for your instrument.
  3. Record your audition video and upload. Please read the instructions carefully.
  4. Pay your $10 application fee to finalize your application.

A list of selected participants will be posted on this website in mid-December.


Housing and Meals

Auburn University is not able to provide housing and meals as classes will be in session during the Honor Band Festival. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center, and a list of other area hotels will be posted. There are options for meals both on campus and in downtown Auburn. Directors or parents will be responsible for making arrangements for meals and housing.


Ensembles will rehearse in the Goodwin Music Building, and concerts will be at the Gogue Performing Arts Center. Students will need transportation to these sites. A schedule will be provided.

Application and Participation Fees 

A $10 application fee is required. After being selected, each musician will need to pay a non-refundable $65 participation fee by the deadline in the acceptance letter. Participants will receive a long-sleeved festival t-shirt during check-in, and a medal after the festival has concluded.

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Last Updated: 12/01/2021