The Ball State Honor Band Festival allows students to perform in an outstanding musical ensemble, become more excited about music and music making, and work with a distinguished conductor. It is our sincere desire to provide the best possible experience for your students.


Friday, December 1 – Saturday, December 2, 2017

How to Audition

    All steps must be complete by October 20, 2017
    Step 1 - Download Audition Information

                 Sample Audition Video - coming soon
    Step 2 -  Complete Student Information Form
    Step 3 - Directors - Complete Assessment Form

Audition Music by Instrument

Event Information

A detailed schedule will be emailed to you upon your acceptance to the Honor Band.

Students have the choice of commuting or staying in a local hotel for $30. Ball State graduate music students will serve as chaperones. Breakfast on Saturday will be provided at the hotel for students staying there. Students cover all other meals. Each student will pay a $40 registration fee.


If you have any questions regarding the honor band, please contact the Ensembles Office at 765-285-9178.

Guest Conductors

Emily Threinen
, Director of Bands, University of Minnesota

Isaiah Odajima, Associate Director of Bands, Baylor University