Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 | Rice Auditorium

The Annual High School Honor Band Festival and Concert hosts more than 100 of the top student musicians from more than 15 area schools for a full-day workshop with Baker music faculty and guest conductor. The final concert performance will be presented at 7 p.m. and is open to friends, family and community members. FREE ADMISSION. The concert will feature the honor band and a guest performance by the Baker University Symphonic Winds conducted by Baker director of bands, Dr. Frank Perez.

Sample Festival Schedule

7:30 a.m. Director check-in and student registration – Rice Auditorium

8 a.m. Director’s meeting – McKibbin Recital Hall

8 a.m. Students warm up for chair auditions – Owens 108 (band room)

8 a.m. Percussionists meet in Rice Auditorium

8:10 a.m. Chair auditions (various rooms – see posted signs)

Percussion only:
8 – 9 a.m. Auditions and section rehearsal  – Rice Auditorium stage

9 a.m. Rehearsal (full band)

11:20 a.m. Lunch (45 min.)

12:15 p.m. Section rehearsal (room assignments will be posted)

1:30 p.m. Rehearsal (full band)

3:30 p.m. Break and Baker music presentation (15 min.)

3:45 p.m. Rehearsal (full band)

4:45 p.m. Dinner and change into concert dress

5 p.m. Baker Symphonic Winds rehearsal on stage

6:15 p.m. Individual school photos in Rice Auditorium lobby

6:40 p.m. Warm up for evening concert – band room

6:55 p.m. Report to Rice Auditorium (sit in reserved section)

7 p.m. Concert (Honor Band and Symphonic Winds) Free Admission

Entry Fee

$15 per student (includes lunch and dinner)



Owens Musical Arts Building is located at 408 Eighth St., just south of Rice Auditorium.

Download a map showing pdf bus parking.


Dr. Frank Perez, Festival Director & Director of Bands
785.594.4579 | fperez@bakerU.edu


Trilla Lyerla, Chair
Department of Music and Theatre
Department Office: Owens Musical Arts Building 201

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