Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music College of Communication and Fine Arts Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
University of Memphis Honor Band


Hall Cooper
Director of Bands, retired
Arkansas Tech University
Armand Hall
Associate Director of Bands
University of Memphis
Jeremy Tate
Director of Bands
Gibson County High School

We would like to invite you and your students to join us for an exciting experience at our 25th Annual Honor Band.  Please read this information carefully, as we look forward to receiving your nominations and seeing you in February.

Our three-day event includes rehearsals and concerts for the three Honor Bands, and a special performance by the U of M Wind Ensemble and Southern Comfort Jazz Ensemble for the Honor Band participants, parents and directors.

Students selected for the Honor Bands should plan to arrive on campus on Thursday, February 5th.  Auditions for band, part assignment, and chair placement will be held between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Please use our online application to nominate prospective U of M Honor Band members.  Please nominate ONLY those students who will be able to participate if selected.  Students will be selected in the following manner:

1. Nominate students by completing the online application.  Please indicate the ranking order for your students on the form.  After submitting the form, you will receive a confirmation email with the submitted information.

2. The first student-musician from each school ranked by the high school band director will automatically be selected.  Please be careful when nominating percussionists and saxophonists with a ranking of first.  Remember that we are obligated to take those students nominated first by you and that we can accept only a limited number of students in those sections.

3. The student from each school ranked second will probably be selected, depending on the total number nominated, musical awards and achievements, and instrumentation needs.

4. Others from each school will be selected to balance instrumentation based upon your nomination and their musical honors, awards, and/or achievements.


Letters to directors and student-musicians will be emailed to directors on January 13th.  The list of music to be performed and final instructions will be forwarded at that time.

Please note: Each student will be charged a $35.00 participation fee that will include dinner on Friday evening and an Honor Band Patch.  This amount will be collected in advance with one combined payment from each school after student-musician selections have been completed.

Please make arrangements for lodging soon.  We will be happy to assist you in finding hotels in the Memphis area with good rates for students and directors if you need them.

We hope you will plan to nominate students to participate in the U of M Honor Bands Festival.  We look forward to receiving your nominations.


Albert Nguyen
University of Memphis Bands
Armand V. Hall
Associate Director
University of Memphis Bands
Dan Kalantarian
Assistant Director
University of Memphis Bands

Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
University of Memphis Bands

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Memphis, Tennessee 38152-3200

Office:    901.678.2263
Fax:        901.678.5546


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