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Symphonic Honor Band Festival


2020 High School Honor Band Flyer

Accepted Applicants


Due to inclement weather, check-in will begin at 1:00 pm


Audition Music and Procedure

Parking Instructions
Acceptance Letter
Release Form
Hotel List

The 29th Annual Auburn University Symphonic Honor Band Festival will take place at Auburn University February 6-8, 2020.

Students from across the Southeast and the nation will be selected to participate in the festival based on submitted applications and director recommendations. Each participant will be placed in one of four ensembles after an on-site audition. The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will be comprised of those who perform the strongest auditions. The Tiger and Eagle Bands will be equal ensembles.

During the course of the festival, students will participate in master classes with Auburn University faculty, hear performances by the AU Symphonic Winds and Jazz Bands, and work with renowned conductors and composers.  The festival will culminate with a finale concert at the new, state-of-the-art Gogue Performing Arts Center on February 8th.

High School seniors will have the opportunity to audition for Auburn University Band scholarships during the honor band festival if they wish.

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 Goodwin Music Building, and the Auburn High School 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 participant will need to pay a non-refundable $65 participation fee by the deadline in the acceptance letter. Each participant will receive a long-sleeved festival t shirt during check-in, and a medal after the festival has concluded.

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View pictures from the 2015 Festival

Last Updated: 02/06/2020