From UNA Director of Bands Dr. Lloyd Jones. Application materials will be available in the Moody band room. Apply if interested:
I am pleased to announce that plans have been finalized for the Sixteenth Annual University of North Alabama Invitational Honor Band. The event will be April 26- 28 on the UNA campus. I am attaching the materials here and I will be sending you materials by U.S. Mail in the near future.
The honor band festivities will feature five concert bands and a high school honors percussion ensemble. Membership in the Purple Band will be limited to 75 players; the Gold Band will be composed of approximately 100 players; the 9th-grade band will be composed of approximately 90 players; and the two Junior High bands (6th, 7th, 8th) will be composed of approximately 90 members each to form the White Bands. Members of the Purple Band percussion section will participate in the Honors Percussion Ensemble. All bands will appear in concert on Saturday morning, April 28, in Norton Auditorium on the UNA campus.
The registration fee for players selected for each band will be $50.00. There is no application fee. Two Director’s Choice Scholarship Awards of $1000.00 each will be presented at the UNA Invitational Honor Band concert on Saturday morning to outstanding seniors who choose to continue their education at the University of North Alabama and participate in the Pride of Dixie Bands. This award will be added to any Band Performance Award the student has earned through an audition.
The honor band weekend will feature the President’s Concert which includes a performance by the University of North Alabama Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Studio Lab Band, Jazz Band, and Percussion Ensemble on Friday evening, April 27. All UNAHB participants, parents, and directors will be admitted free of charge.
Applications must be returned no later than March 20. Information regarding motel lodging and nearby restaurants will be sent to you, along with the final selection results and invitations, by April 4.
I am looking forward to this exciting weekend of activities, and I hope that you and your students will want to participate. I welcome and appreciate your interest. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact me at (256) 765-4362.
Dr. Lloyd Jones, Director of Bands
University of North Alabama