Honors Wind Ensemble



Click here for the nomination form

We are once again hosting the SJSU Honors Wind Ensemble for high school students in September. This is an honors group that is created through your recommendations. The selected students will come for an afternoon and evening rehearsal day (Sunday, September 16), followed by a dress rehearsal and concert one week later (Sunday, September 23). It will also include masterclasses on all-state audition repertoire by SJSU faculty!

The Honors Wind Ensemble will include at least one musician from each school/studio that fills out a nomination form, 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. Selected students will pay a $40 fee for both days, which includes a commemorative T-Shirt.


How to Nominate

  1. Verify that the students you want to nominate can commit to both days before nominating them.
  2. Click here and fill out a nomination form. This form is only to be filled out by band directors or studio teachers, not by students. Currently, there is no restriction on the number of students you may nominate.


*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 9/16/17

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 9/23/17

12:00 - 3:00 PM - Dress Rehearsal

5:00 PM - Concert