Coe College Honor Bands

Coe College Honor Bands 2023

Guest conductor - Quincy Hilliard

Quincy HIlliard conducting

Elementary Honor Bands - April 1, 2023

with guest conductor - Dorothy Jacobi

Dorothy Jacobi.jpg

Junior and Senior Honor Bands

March 26 & April 2, 2023


Submit your nominations using one of the following two links:
Nomination Database Template (please download and rename before using)
Please email your completed database to Honor Bands Administrator, Chelsea Dunn - chelsea.k.dunn@gmail.com

OR
Use this online form:
Nomination/Application Form


Eligibility:

  • The Coe College Elementary Honor Bands are open to students in grades 4, 5, and 6.
    Most 4th graders will be placed in the Crimson Honor Band, while most 5th and 6th graders will be selected for the Gold Honor Band.
  • The Coe College Junior Honor Band is open to students in grades 6, 7, and 8.
  • The Coe College Senior Honor Band is open to students in grades 9 through 12.

Based on the nominations, a committee at Coe College will select the bands: two Elementary Honor Bands (approximately 90 members each), one Junior Honor Band and one Senior Honor Band (approximately 90 members each). 6th grade students may be nominated for either the Elementary Honor Band or the Junior Honor Band. Every school submitting nominations will have at least one student selected.


Important Dates:

  • Friday, January 20, 2023 - Online nominations open
  • Friday, February 13, 2023 - Online nominations close
  • Saturday, February 25 - Monday, March 6, 2023 - Selections announced, music delivered
  • Sunday, March 26, 2023 - Junior and Senior Honor Band chair auditions and rehearsal

Schedule:

Sunday, March 26, 2023 - Junior and Senior Honor Bands Rehearsals and Auditions

Junior and Senior Honor Bands

  • 12:30 – Check-in – Sinclair Lobby
  • 1:00 – Rehearsal and Chair Auditions (Junior on stage, Senior in Room 1)
  • 4:30 – Dinner (Gage Memorial Union)
  • 5:15 – Rehearsal (Junior on stage, Senior in Room 1)
  • 6:30 – Rehearsal ends

Saturday, April 1, 2022 - Coe Elementary Honor Bands

Schedule

Crimson Band
8:45 AM – Check in – Marquis Lobby
9:00 AM – Rehearsal with Mrs. Jacobi **
9:45 AM – Rehearsal with Mr. Hilliard **
10:30 AM – Rehearsal with Mrs. Jacobi**
11:15 AM – Break, walk to dining service
11:30 AM – Lunch
12:15 PM – Rehearsal with Mr. Hilliard *
1:00 PM – Rehearsal with Mrs. Jacobi * 
1:45 PM – Break
2:00 PM –Rehearsal with Mr. Hilliard *
3:00 PM – Rehearsal with Mrs. Jacobi *
3:30 PM - Break
3:45 PM – Tuning *
4:00 PM – Concert 

Gold Band
8:45 AM – Check in – Marquis Lobby
9:00 AM – Rehearsal with Mr. Hilliard *
9:45 AM – Rehearsal with Mrs. Jacobi *
10:30 AM – Rehearsal with Mr. Hilliard *
11:00 AM – Break
11:15 AM – Rehearsal with Mrs. Jacobi *
12:00 PM – Break, walk to dining service
12:15 PM – Lunch
1:00  PM – Rehearsal with Mr. Hilliard **
2:00 PM – Rehearsal with Mrs. Jacobi **
3:00 PM – Rehearsal with Mr. Hilliard **
3:30  PM –  Break
3:45 PM – Seated in audience
4:00 PM – Concert

* Sinclair Auditorium stage
** Marquis Room 1 (basement)

Sunday, April 2, 2023 - Junior & Senior Honor Bands

Junior Honor Band

  • 1:00 PM – Rehearsal on Sinclair Stage
  • 3:40 PM – Break
  • 3:50 PM – Return to stage and tune
  • 4:00 PM – Concert

Senior Honor Band

  • 1:00 PM – Rehearsal in Marquis Hall, Room 1
  • 3:45 PM – Break, move to Sinclair Balcony for first half of concert
  • 4:00 PM – Concert

2023 Conductors:

In addition to working with Quincy Hilliard, students selected for the 16th Annual Coe College Elementary Honor Band will rehearse with Dorothy Jacobi, band director in Center Point-Urbana.  The Coe College Junior Honor Band will be directed by Steve Shanley and the Coe College Senior Honor Band will be directed by Dr. William S. Carson.


Fees:

There is a $15.00 registration fee for students selected to the Elementary Honor Band and a $25.00 fee for students selected to the Junior and Senior Honor Bands. This fee will include dinner on March 26 for the Junior and Senior Honor Bands and lunch for the Elementary Honor Bands on April 1.

All Honor Band participants will have an opportunity to get complimentary tickets to the Coe College Concert Band and Wind Ensemble performance on Saturday, April 1, at 8:00 pm, with guest conductor Quincy Hilliard.


Concert tickets for the Honor Bands should be ordered in advance:

TO PURCHASE TICKETS USING A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD.

Tickets will be available for purchase in the lobby of Sinclair Auditorium before the concerts, but lines could be very long. We strongly recommend purchasing the tickets online in advance at coe.universitytickets.com.

General Admission $7.00 Under 18, Over 65, $5.00


If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of the organizers:

Chelsea Dunn - chelsea.k.dunn@gmail.com

Dr. William S. Carson - bands@coe.edu

Dr. Steve Shanley - sshanley@coe.edu

Directions to Coe College.

William Carson

Coe College Director of Bands

wcarson@coe.edu