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Honors Wind Ensemble

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. A special feature of the Honors Wind Ensemble is a special concert by the Bay Youth Orchestra, featuring Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique." Honors Wind Ensemble is January 10-12, 2019.

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

Guest Conductor

Dr. Yiannis Miralis


Thursday, January 10
2:30-3:30 p.m. Registration Ferguson Center for the Arts, Diamonstein Concert Hall lobby
3:30-5 p.m. Auditions for chair placement
5-6 p.m. Dinner Concert Hall lobby
6-9 p.m. Seating and rehearsal Concert Hall
Friday, January 11
8:30-11 a.m. Rehearsal Concert Hall
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch Regatta's (woodwinds), Commons (brass, percussion)
12:30-4:45 p.m. Rehearsal Ferguson Center, Peebles Theatre
4:45-6:15 p.m. Dinner Regatta's (brass, percussion), Commons (woodwinds)
6:30-7:30 p.m. Bay Youth Orchestra concert Concert Hall
7:30-9 p.m. Rehearsal Peebles Theatre
Saturday, January 12
8:30-11 a.m. Rehearsal Concert Hall
11 a.m. Brunch Regatta's (brass, percussion), Commons (woodwinds)
2 p.m. Wind Ensemble concert Concert Hall (free admission)

The cost of participation is $75 per student ($50 tuition and $25 for shirt, concert DVD and meals).

Lunches and dinners for students, directors, chaperones and bus drivers beginning on Thursday are included. Participants are responsible for overnight accommodations.

Nominations are due by November 15, 2017. For more information, please contact Steven Field, music recruitment coordinator, at (757) 594-8196 or

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