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2022 Four-State Honor Music Festival
Saturday, January 21, 2023

The Four-State Honor Band Festival provides an outstanding learning experience for area students. While all students will benefit from the opportunity, those with strong musical backgrounds will find it especially rewarding. 

Clinicians/Conductors

Both of this year’s clinicians are Northwest faculty members!

Dr. Kathryn Strickland – Honor Wind Ensemble
Director of Symphonic Band and Athletic Bands

Mr. John Bell – Honor Symphonic Band
Director of Wind Symphony
Band Coordinator - Four-State Honor Bands

Information and Forms

Questions?

Honor Band Coordinator
Mr. John Bell


Frequently Asked Questions

When is the deadline for nominating students?

Friday, November 11, 2022

What grade levels are eligible to participate in the Honor Band Festival?

Grades 9 – 12

How are students selected for participation?

Band directors are requested to nominate their most deserving students for participation in the Four-State Honor Band Festival. Students’ previous accomplishments (level of successful participation at the regional and state level) and the priority ratings of directors are all factors that are considered.

What if a student has a known conflict on the date of the event?

Students with known conflicts should not be nominated by their respective directors.

Is there a fee to nominate students for the Honor Band Festival?

No.

Is there a fee to participate in the Honor Band Festival?

Yes. There will be a fee of $10.00 for each student selected for the Honor Band Festival Ensembles. This non-refundable fee will be due (CHECKS ONLY) as soon as possible after selection notification.

How can payment for selected Honor Festival participants be submitted?

Checks should be payable to Northwest Four-State Honor Festival 2023, and be sent to the following address:

Four-State Honor Festival 2023
Fine Arts Building
800 University Avenue
Maryville, MO 64468

Please be sure to specify BAND in the memo section of the check.

Can parents and others attend the performance(s)?

ABSOLUTELY, in fact they are encouraged to do so! There is no charge for audience members…this is a FREE concert, open to the general public!