Frost Honor Band Festival

The Department of Instrumental Performance at the Frost School of Music sponsors the prestigious and exhilarating Frost Honor Band Festival. This year, the festival will take place March 31-April 1, 2017.  While the format for the weekend will remain the same as in years past, we have made some modifications to the weekend that we believe you and your students will enjoy, including an afternoon performance by the Frost Wind Ensemble on April 1! You and your students will not want to miss this opportunity!  This year, I will conduct the FSOM Festival Wind Ensemble, my colleague, Jay C. Rees, Director of Athletic Bands at the Frost School of Music, will conduct the Festival Green Band, and our guest, Steve Rivero, Director of Bands at Flanagan High School, will conduct the Festival Orange Band.  The Frost Honor Band Festival brings 260 talented high school instrumentalists from the State of Florida to the University of Miami Frost School of Music for two-days of rehearsals, master classes by Frost School artist faculty, and a final concert.

Invitation and Application Process:

Nominations for students are NOW OPEN! The event is open to any student, grades 9-12, and will be selected based upon your recommendations. Please take time to nominate any student in your program that you feel will benefit from this experience (traditional wind band instrumentation, including piano and string bass). Follow this link to nominate your students:

You will need to fill out a form for each individual student you nominate. We know this isn’t the most efficient or ideal process, but it is necessary for us to keep track of nominations as they roll in. ALL NOMINATIONS ARE DUE BY 11:59PM ON FEBRUARY 1, 2017. Announcement of student selections will be made on February 15, 2017, at which point audition materials will be sent out and made available to students and directors.

If you have any questions, please contact either Charles Damon ( or Christian Noon ( We look forward to seeing you on the University of Miami campus at the end of March!

Frost School of Music
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248165
Coral Gables, FL 33124
e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Concerts, Saturday April 1, 2017
Maurice Gusman Concert Hall
University of Miami

2017 Frost Honor Band Audition Excerpts will be posted soon.

2016 Frost Honor Band Audition Excerpts:

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Bass clarinet
  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Horn
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Euphonium (Bass Clef)
  • Euphonium (Treble Clef)
  • Percussion