Registration for the 2023-24 Middle School Honor Band, held on January 16, is now open and can be found HERE.
Simpson College has hosted an honor band for 7th and 8th grade students since 1990. This festival allows students from many schools to come together and work with exciting guest conductors. Typically over fifty schools participate. The event occurs in January and students perform in the Pote Theatre in the Blank Performing Arts Center.
Clinicians for the 2023-24 honor band are Donald Fisher, Associate Director of Bands here at Simpson College, and Dr. Carl Rowles, Director of Bands at Cedar Rapids Jefferson.
Here is the tentative schedule for the 2023-24 Band:
Middle School Honor Band Festival
January 16, 2024
8:45 a.m. Registration begins in the lobby of the Amy Robertson Music Center
Lunch Tickets available
Lekberg Hall will be available as a holding area for early arrivals
9:30 Rehearsals begin
Gold Band will be in Pote (BPAC building)
Red Band will be in HARRIS HALL (Band Room)
12:15 p.m. Student Lunch in Pfeiffer Dining Hall
Director Lunch in Matthew Simpson Room
1:30 Rehearsal resumes
Red Band will be in Pote (BPAC building)
Gold Band will be in HARRIS HALL (Band Room)
4:30 Break for Dinner
6:20 Participants are to be in their assigned seats for the concert
Red Band on Stage [CASES Backstage]
Gold Band in BPAC Barnum Theatre (Lower Level)
[CASES upstairs with you at this time]
6:30 Festival Red Band
7:00 Festival Gold Band