Detail Ensemble Schedules:
MS Honor Band     HS Honor Band     MS Honor Choir     HS Honor Choir

(2022 Festival)

December 17, 2021

  • Extended music teacher nomination period until Friday, 12/17/21.

December 22, 2021

  • All teachers, nominated students, and their parent/guardian will be notified of music festival acceptance after the extended nomination period.

January 1, 2022

  • Festival concert music parts for all ensembles will be shared with accepted students and their directors to practice.
  • High School band excerpts and instructions for part assignment auditions will be provided by this date.
  • High School Band Directors: At your earliest convenience, please verify how your students will complete their part assignment auditions.
    1. Submit a video recording audition by Wednesday, 2/9/22
    2. Audition in person at Sanborn Hall on Thursday, 2/10/22 (4 – 6:00 PM).

January 7, 2022

  • Parents and Guardians: verify your child’s participation by completing a confirmation form for t-shirt size, media permission, any medical needs, additional lunch on Saturday (if needed).

January 14, 2022

  • All fees due by 1/14/22 (online payment or postmarked check sent by this date). If fees are covered by the school or booster organization, parents may indicate this on the confirmation form.

January 21, 2022

  • Instructions for where/when/how to check in on the morning of the first rehearsal (Friday, February 11, 2022) will be posted on the festival website and announced via email to all directors, parents, and students by January 21, 2022.
  • An official letter of excused absence will be distributed by January 21, 2022 to all parents and directors to verify a student’s participation in the OWU Music Festival for their school.
  • High School Band members performing a live audition will receive their audition time and room number in Sanborn Hall by this date.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 (HS Band Only)

  • High School Band part assignment video auditions submitted by 8:00 PM.
    • Video Auditions are due by Wednesday, February 9 at 8:00 PM via this Form.

    • Live Auditions are scheduled for Thursday, February 10 in Sanborn Hall from 4:00 – 6:00 PM according to this schedule.

    Reminder: Use this document for detailed instructions on how to complete the HS Band seating audition process.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

  • High School Band on campus part assignment audition in Sanborn Hall (4:00 – 6:00 PM). Part Assignment results will be posted at the beginning of the first Friday rehearsal.
  • 7:30 PM in Gray Chapel (UNIV): Host Concert performed by the OWU Symphonic Wind Ensemble featuring conductor, Richard Edwards, and guest conductor, John Locke.

Friday, February 11, 2022
Rehearsal times include multiple activities at the conductor’s discretion to balance rehearsal goals with student endurance. In addition to rehearsing festival music, holding sectionals, or leading music games, conductors will announce restroom breaks at least every 90 minutes.

NOTE: Check-in Locations are different for Friday and Saturday!