Honor Band

How it works

The Eighteenth Annual Virginia Tech Honor Band is scheduled for Friday, January 23 -Sunday, January 25, 2015. A culminating concert will be held on Sunday, January 25 at 1:00pm and is free and open to the public.

Approximately 400 students nominated by their band directors, will spend the weekend in rehearsals, clinics, and performances on the Virginia Tech campus. Dr. Andrew Putnam, Director of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Dr. Polly Middleton, Associate Director of Athletic Bands, along with two guest clinicians, will conduct one honors wind ensemble and three equally distributed concert bands.

Virginia Tech faculty members also present master classes and performances throughout the weekend for the students, directors, and parents in attendance.

Nominations from school band directors are accepted from October 1 through November 1.  In the fall, detailed information and the application for nominations will be posted here.

Want to know more?
Andrew Putnam and Polly Middleton are happy to answer your questions.

Andrew Putnam
Polly Middleton

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