Honors Wind Ensemble

A New Opportunity for High School Musicians

San Jose State University is proud to sponsor a new honors ensemble, conducted by, Director of Bands, David Vickerman. This band will be launching in September of 2017 and will consist of students selected from submitted recommendations. Students will rehearse as a group in the afternoon and evening on Sunday, September 17 and then have an afternoon dress rehearsal and concert on Sunday, September 24. The ensemble will include at least one musician from each school, but band directors are encouraged to nominate as many students as they want as long as they feel confident that students can rehearse and perform at a high level.

How to Nominate

This form is only to be filled out by band directors or studio teachers, not by students

Click here and fill out a nomination for each student you would like to nominate. Currently, there is no restriction on the number of students you may nominate

*(If unable to access online form click here for a physical form. Once filled out, scan the form and email it to Director of Bands, David Vickerman)

Selected students will pay a $40 fee for both days, which includes a commemorative T-Shirt.


*We ask that any student who expresses interest keep his/her schedule open in case they are selected. Students will be notified as soon as possible so that he/she can make plans ahead of time. The schedule is subject ot change, but it is not likely


Sunday 9/17/17

12:00 PM - Registration

12:15 - 1:00 PM - Seating Auditions

1:00 - 3:30 PM - Sightread and rehearsal

3:30 - 5:00 PM - Master Classes w/ SJSU faculty

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Dinner (provided by SJSU)

6:00 - 9:00 PM - Rehearsal

Sunday 9/24/17

12:00 - 3:00 PM - Dress Rehearsal

5:00 PM - Concert