»2014 Chapman University Honor Band

Festival Date: Saturday, March 22nd

Student orchestra performs in the Chapman AuditoriumColleagues -

Chapman University is pleased to announce the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music's 2014 Honor Band Festival to be held on Saturday, March 22nd. Students selected for the Honor Band Festival will participate in a day-long event, which will offer pre-professional training led by Southern California’s preeminent wind and brass faculty. Chapman University is delighted to offer a full scholarship to this event to successful applicants.

2014 Honor Band Part Assignments

This will be an opportunity to learn some great wind literature, work with Chapman Conservatory of Music faculty including: members of the Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and A-list Hollywood Studio Players; and to meet other like-minded young musicians.

Trumpet section performs with the Wind SymphonyOut-of-area students must be accompanied by their director or an adult chaperone. Please make your own lunch and dinner arrangements. There are many dining opportunities within walking distance of the Chapman University campus. We invite you to enjoy a continental breakfast with Chapman faculty and students on the Oliphant Hall Patio prior to the morning’s rehearsal and snacks will be provided throughout the day. Please feel free to email Dr. Christopher Nicholas or Priscilla Peraza for any other questions.

We look forward to welcoming you and your outstanding students!

+-Ensemble Conductor

Headshot, Christopher Nicholas

Dr. Christopher Nicholas

Director of Bands, Director of Woodwind and Brass Studies

(714) 744-2107


9:00am Welcome by Chapman Faculty and Students
Registration and Continental Breakfast on the Oliphant Patio
9:30am Master Classes with Chapman Faculty and Students
11:00am Rehearsal I
12:00pm Lunch (on your own in Old Towne Orange)
1:00pm Chapman Faculty Performance
1:30pm Rehearsal II
3:00pm Snack Break
3:30pm Rehearsal III
6:00pm Performance - Chapman University Honor Band

+-Repertoire & Sheet Music

The 2014 Honor Band performance selections will include the following:

  • Kevin Puts - Charm
  • Julie Giroux - Shadow Falls
  • Brian Balmages - Joy in All Things
  • Scott Boerma - Shadows
  • Itaru Sakai - Fanfare of Wakakusa Hill
  • Jacob de Haan - The Saint and the City

Students can download the appropriate parts below:
Piccolos & Flutes | Oboes | Bassoons | Clarinets | Saxophones | Horns | Trumpets | Trombones & Baritones | Tubas | Basses | Percussion

*** These parts are provided for practice purposes only.  All parts must be returned to Chapman's Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music immediately following this event. ***

+-Contact Us

For more information, please email Dr. Christopher Nicholas, Director of the Chapman University Wind Symphony or Priscilla Peraza, Wind Symphony Librarian.

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