High School Honor Band Festival

Featuring guest clinician/conductor St├ęphane Delley.

Date & Time:

Monday, October 15, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM




Anderson Student Center

All events will take place in the Anderson Student Center located on the corner of Summit and Cretin Avenues.  Rehearsals and the 7:30 p.m. evening concert will be held in the James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, 3rd Floor Anderson Student Center.  


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We are now accepting nominations for the University of St. Thomas High School Honor Band Festival. Performers in both honor ensembles, Symphonic Band and Concert Band, will have the opportunity to work with our guest conductor from Switzerland, Stéphane Delley, as well as participate in clinics with the St. Thomas studio faculty.

Student Participant Information

  • Registration is $10/student
  • Lunch and dinner will be provided for all participants
  • Your attendance at all rehearsals is required
  • Please be certain to prepare all parts prior to your arrival on campus
  • Please bring a folding music stand
  • Concert dress will be semi-formal: shirt and tie or jacket and tie for men and knee-length (or longer) dress/skirt or dress pants and top for women

Tentative Festival Schedule

8:00 - Registration: James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, 3rd Floor Anderson Student Center
9:00 - Rehearsal
10:00 - Rehearsal/Sectionals with St. Thomas Studio Instructors
12:00 - Lunch (provided)/Preparing for College Presentation
1:30 - Rehearsal
3:15 - Break
3:30 - Rehearsal
5:00 - Dinner (provided)/Sound Check
7:00 - Dress for Concert
7:30 - Concert: James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, 3rd Floor Anderson Student Center *

* Concert is free and open to the public


Stéphane Delley, guest conductor
Dr. Matthew George
, director of bands, University of St. Thomas 
Dr. Douglas Orzolek, associate director of bands, University of St. Thomas

Studio Faculty:

Mike Alexander, horn
Sarah Carmack
, oboe
Jennifer Gerth, clarinet
Peter Douglas, bassoon
Steve Cole, saxophone
Christopher Volpe, trumpet
Larry Zimmerman, trombone & euphonium
Trygve Skaar, tuba
William Kemperman, percussion

Nomination Deadline: Monday, Oct. 1.

Directors, click here to submit nominations online.

To make an accessibility request, call Disability Resources at (651) 962-6315.