Coe College Honor Bands

Coe College Honor Bands 2022

Guest conductor - James Swearingen

Elementary Honor Bands - April 9, 2022

with guest conductor - Amy Kraeplin

Junior and Senior Honor Bands - April 3/10, 2022

Submit your nominations using one of the following two links:
Nomination Database Template
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.


Schedule:

  • Friday, January 21, 2022 - Online nominations open

  • Monday, February 21, 2022 - Online nominations close

  • Saturday, February 26 - Monday, March 7, 2022 - Selections announced, music delivered

  • Sunday, April 3, 2022 - Junior and Senior Honor Band chair auditions and rehearsal

Tentative schedule:
Sunday, April 3, 2022

Junior Honor Band

Senior Honor Band
12:30 - Check-in  - Sinclair Lobby 12:30 - Check-in - Sinclair Lobby

1:00 - Rehearsal in Sinclair

1:00 - Chair Auditions and Sectionals

2:00 - Chair Auditions and Sectionals

2:00 - Rehearsal in Marquis Hall Room 1

3:00 - Rehearsal in Sinclair

4:30 - Dinner

4:30 - Dinner

5:15 - Rehearsal in Marquis Hall Room 1

5:15 - Rehearsal in Sinclair

6:30 - Rehearsal ends

6:30 - Rehearsal ends

 

 

Saturday, April 9, 2022 - Coe College Elementary Honor Bands

Crimson Band
9:15 – Check in – Marquis Lobby
9:30 – Rehearsal with Mrs. Kraeplin**
10:30 – Rehearsal with Mr. Swearingen *
11:30 – Lunch **
12:30 – Rehearsal with Mrs. Kraeplin *
1:30 – Rehearsal with Mr. Swearingen ***
2:30 –Rehearsal with Mr. Swearingen *
3:00 – Rehearsal with Mrs. Kraeplin *
3:30 - Break
3:45 – Tuning *
4:00 – Concert

Gold Band
9:15 – Check in  – Marquis Lobby
9:30 – Rehearsal with Mr. Swearingen ***
10:30 – Rehearsal with Mrs. Kraeplin **
11:30 – Rehearsal with Mr. Swearingen *
12:30 – Lunch **
1:30 – Rehearsal with Mrs. Kraeplin *
2:30 – Rehearsal with Mrs. Kraeplin ***
3:00 – Rehearsal with Mr. Swearingen ***
3:30 - Break
3:45 – Seated in audience
4:00 – Concert

    *      Sinclair Auditorium stage

  **      Marquis Room 201 (upstairs)

***      Marquis Room 1 (basement)

Sunday, April 10, 2022 - Coe College Junior and Senior Honor Bands

Junior Honor Band

Senior Honor Band
1:00 -  Rehearsal on Sinclair Stage 1:00 -  Rehearsal in Marquis Hall Room 1
3:40 - Break 3:40 - Break to move to balcony
4:00 - Concert on Sinclair Stage 4:00 - Concert on Sinclair Stage

2022 Conductors:

In addition to working with James Swearingen, students selected for the 15th Annual Coe College Elementary Honor Band will rehearse with Amy Kraeplin, band director in the Linn-Mar schools.  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 April 3 for the Junior and Senior Honor Bands and lunch for the Elementary Honor Bands on April 9.

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 9, at 8:00 pm, with guest conductor James Swearingen.

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

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS USING A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD

The website has a $1 per ticket service charge.

Alternatively, you may visit the Coe College Box Office

to purchase tickets with cash.

You may also call the Box Office (319-399-8600)

to have tickets held for you at Will Call.

Will Call also accepts cash only.

 

General Admission $6.00 Under 18, Over 65, $4.00

 

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of the organizers listed below.

 

Dr. William S. Carson - bands@coe.edu
Chelsea Dunn - chelsea.k.dunn@gmail.com
Steve Shanley - sshanley@coe.edu

 

 

  Click here to use the interactive Coe College map

 

 

 

William Carson

 

Coe College Director of Bands