The Iowa Honor Band will be held on February 29-March 1, 2020. All activities will be held in the Voxman Music Building located at 93 East Burlington Street on the campus of the University of Iowa. 

The 2020 Iowa Honor Band conductor will be Dr. Richard Mark Heidel, Director of Bands, University of Iowa.

The fee for participating in the 2020 Iowa Honor Band is $15.00, which will include all honor band activities and festival t-shirt. Information regarding payment will be emailed to directors after the honor band members have been selected.



PLEASE NOTE: The application deadline is December 6, 2019 (11:59PM)

Summary of the application/selection process:

     A. Shortly after the application deadline, the directors of the students that submitted applications will receive an online information form to complete.

    B.  The applications will then be evaluated and ranked based on the information provided by the students. 

     C. Iowa Honor Band members will be selected according to the rankings based on the desired instrumentation for the band. 

     D. Notifications will follow as soon as possible after the selections have been finalized.

     E. The goal is to have the members selected and notified by sometime in late December or early January.

     F. Once the members have been selected, directors will be contacted regarding payment for the registration fees.



Saturday and Sunday, February 29-March 1, 2020

Voxman Music Building

Master Schedule 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29 - All activities in the Voxman Music Building, 93 East Burlington Street, Iowa City

8:00 AM - Student Registration - Lobby 

8:30 AM - Welcome! All participants meet in the Concert Hall

9:00 AM - Master classes - Locations available at registration

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Honor Band Rehearsal I - 2400 VOX

10:00 - 11:00 AM - Director's Clinic

     Dr. Eric W. Bush, Associate Director of Bands, presenter

12:00 PM - Lunch on your own

1:30 - 2:30 PM - Sectionals - Locations available at registration

2:45 - 5:00 PM - Honor Band Rehearsal II - Concert Hall

5:00 - 6:30 PM - Dinner on your own. 

6:30 PM - Concert - UI Concert Band and Symphony Band - Concert Hall

                    The concert is open to the public and free of charge.

SUNDAY, MARCH 1 - All activities in the Voxman Music Building

9:30 AM - Iowa Honor Band dress rehearsal on stage

11:00 AM - Lunch on your own

12:15 PM - Be on stage in concert attire for brief warm-up

12:30 PM - Doors open to the public

1:00 PM - Concert

The concert is open to the public and free of charge.




Voxman Music Building


2019 Iowa Honor Band Concert


2019 Iowa Honor Band Rehearsal