High School Honor Band Festival

Join Us for Honor Band

CSU’s annual High School Honor Band Festival brings together the finest high school musicians Rocky Mountain Region, selected from hundreds of applicants throughout the western region; the three day festival takes place at the University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. Guest clinicians and conductors enhance the student’s experience, providing invaluable insight and expertise. In addition to rehearsals, students enjoy several concerts given by CSU faculty and student ensembles. The experience is capped off with a performance by the honor band in the beautiful, state-of-the art Griffin Concert Hall.

2018 Dates

May 25: Audition excerpts available
Oct. 5: Audition and application due
Oct. 19: Auditionees notified of acceptance
End of Oct.: Music and part assignments available
Nov. 9: Commitment forms postmarked
Thursday, Dec. 6 - Saturday, Dec. 8: Honor Band Festival, including CSU Symphonic Band Concert (Dec. 6), CSU Wind Symphony Concert (Dec. 7), and CSU Honor Band Concert (Dec. 8)
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m.: Final Concert. Seating begins 30 minutes prior to curtain. The concert is FREE.

Guest Clinician

Dr. Linda Moorhouse, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Dr. Linda R. Moorhouse currently serves as associate director of the School of Music at the University of Illinois. She also holds an appointment in the bands division as senior associate director and is a member of the conducting faculty. Prior to her current position, she served as interim director of bands at the University of Illinois and taught graduate and undergraduate conducting, and wind band history. Before joining the University of Illinois School of Music in Fall 2010, Dr. Moorhouse served on the faculty at Louisiana State University for over 20 years, where she taught conducting, directed the LSU Symphonic Winds, and served as drill designer, auxiliary choreographer, co-director and teacher of record of the LSU Tiger Marching Band, one of a select few award-winning college marching bands in Division I universities. Dr. Moorhouse is active as a conductor, clinician, and adjudicator both nationally and internationally and her service to the band profession is a matter of record. She currently serves as president-elect of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association and is a past president and the current executive secretary of the National Band Association, the largest professional organizaton for bands, where she also serves as editor of the NBA Journal. She is also a past president of the Women Band Directors International, where she is a recipient of the organization's "Silver Baton" and "International Golden Rose" awards for outstanding leadership and service to the music profession. More at music.illinois.edu.


Past Clinicians

Dr. Scott Tobias, director of bands and assistant professor of music at West Virginia University.music.wvu.edu

Travis Cross Honor Band ClinicianTravis J. Cross, associate professor of music and department vice chair at UCLA. music.ucla.edu

Dr. Rodney Dorsey, director of bands at the University of Oregon. music.uoregon.edu

Dr. Rebecca Phillips, director of bands at Colorado State University. music.colostate.edu


Copper Ferreira

Instructor of Music; Music Theory; Ensemble Coordinator


(970) 491-1584