How it works
The Nineteenth Annual Virginia Tech Honor Band is scheduled for Friday, January 22 -Sunday, January 24, 2016. A culminating concert will be held on Sunday, January 24 at 1:00pm and is free and open to the public.
We select approximately four hundred students from band director nominations to spend the weekend in rehearsals, clinics, and performances at Virginia Tech. Dr. Jonathan Caldwell, Director of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducts the Honors Wind Ensemble. The three concert bands will be conducted by Dr. Polly Middleton, Associate Director of Athletic Bands at Virginia Tech, Dr. Joseph Tornello, Director of Athletic Bands at Boise State University, and Mr. Don Linn, Associate Director of Bands at Kansas State University.
Virginia Tech faculty members also present master classes and performances throughout the weekend for the students, directors, and parents in attendance.
The nomination system is available at https://www.music.vt.edu/honorband/ through November 1, 2015 .