Invitational Honor Band

Friday, January 26th & Saturday, January 27th, 2018

The Invitational Honor Band brings together close to 200 high school students from Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio for a weekend of excellent music making in late January.  This is an invitation only event and requires high school band directors, UofL faculty, or private instructors to complete a nomination form that is sent out late September, for their students.  Once the director/teacher sends in their nominations to the band office, students are carefully selected and sent an invitation from the UofL Band Department requesting their participation.  Once participation is confirmed, audition music and additional details and materials about the Honor Band weekend are sent out as a separate mailing. The final event will feature a Saturday evening performance at 7:00 p.m. of the Honor Bands in Margaret Comstock Concert Hall at the School of Music. For  more information regarding the Invitational Honor Band, please contact Kaelah McMonigle at or 502-852-5200.

2018 IHB Letter to Directors

2018 IHB nomination form

2018 IHB Schedule

2018 Invitational Honor Band Nominations

Submit nominations for up to twelve musicians from your high school band. List them in rank order and indicate the part assignment played in your band. Whereas most players should be juniors or seniors, outstanding freshman and sophomores may also be accepted. Please submit by Wednesday, November 1st, 2017.