From Lloyd Jones, UNA director of bands:
Our official deadline for applications is tomorrow (Tuesday), March 20th; however, I'll be here all week adding applications to the files. So, if you have kids who are interested in being apart of the 2012 UNA Invitational Honor Band there is still time to get them in the mix.
We have a great line-up of conductors: Garry Taylor, Tim Clinton, Chris Walker, Lori Hart, and Donald Dowdy. All these educators have numerous experience and come highly recommended. I look forward to hearing from you all, and I hope your students will be interested in participating in the 2012 UNAHB!
At the UNAHB we'll be awarding two (2) $1000 Director's Choice Awards. Should the winners choose to attend UNA and participate in the band program, this stipend will be added to the recipient's Band Performance Award once they arrive. So, it will increase their fall and spring award by $500 their first year. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
One last reminder .... we have received an additional sixty-four-thousand-dollars in scholarship money to award beginning this fall. This a great time to audition for UNA Band program, and it's not too late. We've got positions open in every section and hope to fill them with some of your talented students. As always, the Band Performance Award is not based on the student's academic major. Feel free to contact me with any questions.