Honor Band Weekend

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Honor Weekend features two fantastic bands and lots of opportunities to learn, grow, and share in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with giants of the wind band world and other band students.

Entrance into the Concert Band is based on high school director recommendation and all names must be submitted by director and not by student. Entrance into the Wind Ensemble will be based on a personal application and audition recording submitted by each musician.

This year's artist in residency is the Boston Brass. They will perform a concert in the Singletary Center during Honors Band Weekend.

Wind Ensemble

This elite ensemble of 50-60 musicians is open to all high school band members grades 9-12 and will be selected through application and recorded audition. The Honors Wind Ensemble conductor will be Dr. Kevin Sedatole from Michigan State University.

Submit Your Audition

Concert Band

This is our non-audition group for freshmen and sophomores by director recommendation only. Please limit your recommendations to 9th and 10th graders, up to 20% of your ensemble's size. Rank your student recommendations from top to bottom. If accepted, part assignments will be made to properly balance the ensemble. The Concert Band conductor will be Dr. Susan Creasap (retired) from Morehead State University.

Nominate Your Students

Honor Weekend Includes:

  • The chance to perform a fantastic set of concert music with other band students from all over Kentucky and neighboring states
  • Work with our fabulous guest directors
  • Clinics/Masterclasses with the world-class UK music faculty
  • Attend a concert featuring the UK Wind Symphony and perform a combined piece with these musicians on the Honors concert


In accordance with University of Kentucky COVID mitigation policies, all participants & audience members are required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth at all times while attending this performance to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Created 08/11/2021
Last Updated 01/10/2022