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Department of Music

College of Arts & Sciences

39th Annual ETSU High School Honor Bands Festival

Friday, January 26th - Saturday, January 27th, 2018

D. P. Culp Center Ballroom & Auditorium, ETSU campus


Guest Conductor (Gold Band):  Dr. Ashley Jarrell, Director of Bands, University of North Georgia, Gainesville, Ga
ETSU graduate in Music Education, 1998
Guest Conductor (Blue Band):  Mr. Scott Lambert, Director of Bands (retired), John Battle HS, Bristol, VA;  Deep Creek HS, Chesapeake, VA
ETSU graduate in Music Education, 1974

Honor Band Schedule:

  • Friday:
    • Section seating and band placement auditions held Friday morning with ETSU studio teachers
    • Rehearsal (both bands): Noon - 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday:
    • Rehearsal (both bands): 8:30 to 11:30
    • Lunch: 11:30-1:00
    • Rehearsal: 1:00-2:00
    • Honor Bands Concert: 3:00

Participation Information:

  • Students recommended by their band director
  • Participation fee is $25 per student
  • Concert is free
  • In-service credit offered for participating band directors
  • Questions?  Contact: Dr. Christian Zembower at  or  (423) 439-4296)


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