Honor Band of America
Honor Band of America

2020 Honor Band of America

Part of the Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha
March 11-14, 2020

 The Honor Band of America is one of three national honor ensembles that are part of the Music for All National Festival, along with the Honor Orchestra of America and Jazz Band of America. All high school band members are encouraged to audition for the Honor Band of America. The Honor Band will perform in concert, Saturday evening to close the Festival, before a historically sold-out house.

Colonel Timothy J. Holtan
2020 Conductor
10th Leader and Commander, The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own"

2020 Deadlines 

  • Final Application/Audition Recording Deadline: October 1, 2019 - $45 Application Fee

 Honor Band of America Highlights include:

  • Opportunity to work under the baton of a world renowend conductor
  • Written evaluation of auditions for all Honor Band of America applicants
  • Instrumental master classes with respected professionals
  • Honor Band member and family reception and party
  • Personalized certificate, patch and exclusive Honor Band of America member lapel pin
  • Recording Package and Group Photograph
  • Honor Band of America members are eligible to be nominated for The Revelli Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a Music for All National Festival participating senior intending to study music performance or music education and pursue a career as a music educator
  • Membership in an elite family that annually includes only 100 of the most outstanding musicians nationwide


About the Honor Band of America

Since its inception in 1992, the Honor Band of America has earned a national reputation as one of the nation’s finest student concert honor bands. With the opportunity to rehearse and perform with renowned conductors and world-class guest artists, to premiere commissioned works for concert band and perform for a “dream audience” of outstanding high school musicians and educators from across the country, the Honor Band of America is a “must” for the finest young musicians. The Honor Band has received international accolades, with a performance at the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles and concert tours of Europe and Japan.
Honor Band of America members have hailed from across the nation, from band programs large and small. Today, many Honor Band of America alumni perform in professional symphonies and top military bands. Others are teaching music in schools and colleges nationwide, performing professionally, completing a wide variety of college degrees and are embarking on illustrious and diverse careers that span the spectrum of business and professional enterprise. We invite all students to audition and encourage every director in America to share this opportunity with your finest players.
Honor Band of America members are chaperoned by Music for All, with a staff of parents and teachers assigned to make sure they have a safe, educationally sound and positively life-changing experience.

Past Honor Band of America Members

Past Honor Band of America Conductors

HBOA Conductors for WEB