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Honors Wind Ensemble

January 10-12, 2019

Honors Wind Ensemble is an opportunity for outstanding high school instrumentalists to work with the finest wind band conductors from around the world. The participants, directors, conductor and faculty reflect CNU's deep commitment to the musical arts.

Nominated by their directors, participants are selected based on their musical training, accomplishments in music and dedication to excellence.

The cost of participation is $100 per student and includes tuition, shirt, Canadian Brass ticket, concert DVD and meals.

Participants, directors, friends and family members may stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Newport News for half the normal rates. Visit and use the group code FERG. There are also several other hotels in the area.

Nominations are due by December 15, 2018. For more information, please contact Steven Field, music recruitment coordinator, at (757) 594-8196 or

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Guest Conductor

Dr. Yiannis Miralis

Featured Performance

A special concert by the Canadian Brass on Friday, January 11, at 8 p.m.


Time Activity Location
Thursday, January 10    
2:30-3:30 p.m. Registration Ferguson Center for the Arts, Diamonstein Concert Hall lobby
2:30-3:30 p.m. Warm-up Ferguson Center for the Arts, music practice rooms
3:30-5 p.m. Auditions for chair placement  
5-6 p.m. Dinner Diamonstein Concert Hall lobby
6-9 p.m. Seating and rehearsal Diamonstein Concert Hall
Friday, January 11    
8:30-11 a.m. Rehearsal Peebles Theatre
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch Regatta's (woodwinds), Commons (brass, percussion)
12:30-6 p.m. Rehearsal Peebles Theatre
6 p.m. Dinner Regatta's (brass, percussion), Commons (woodwinds)
8 p.m. Canadian Brass concert Diamonstein Concert Hall
Saturday, January 12    
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Rehearsal Diamonstein Concert Hall
12 p.m. Brunch Regatta's (brass, percussion), Commons (woodwinds)
2 p.m. Wind Ensemble concert Diamonstein Concert Hall (free admission)

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