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:

More detailed information regarding nominating your students, seating auditions, payment, and housing, etc. will be sent to you in January. Please begin thinking about which of your students you would like to nominate! If you have any questions, please reach out to Charles Damon (, Christian Noon (, or Robert Carnochan ( We look forward to seeing you and your students on our beautiful campus at the end of March, and be sure to stop by our booth at FMEA for more honor band information!

December: An application is completed by their director, and returned to the Frost Honor Bands Festival Office. Deadline for applications TBA.

January: Directors are notified of decisions regarding participation.

March/April: During March 31st & April 1st, 2017 two full days of activities take place for selected students, including part and chair placement auditions, full ensemble rehearsals, and instrumental clinics by the artist faculty of the Frost School. All of these activities are open to directors.

For further information about the Frost Honor Band Festival, please contact
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

Guest Conductor, Steve Rivero
Director of Bands
Flanagan High School

2016 Frost Honor Band Audition Excerpts:

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