The Iowa Honor Band will be held as part of the Hawkeye Honors Music Festival on February 16-17, 2019. All activities on Saturday, February 16 will be held in the Voxman Music Building located at 93 East Burlington Street on the campus of the University of Iowa. The dress rehearsals and concert on Sunday, February 17 will be held in Hancher Auditorium. 

The 2019 Iowa Honor Band conductor will be Dr. Eric W. Bush, Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands, University of Iowa.

The fee for participating in the 2019 Iowa Honor Band is $25.00, which will include lunch on Sunday, festival t-shirt, and performance in the stunning Hancher Auditorium. Information regarding payment will be made after the members have been selected.

PLEASE NOTE THE APPLICATION PROCESS HAS ENDED! If you have questions, email Josh Neuenschwander, IHB Coordinator, at

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 early January.

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



Iowa Honor Band
Saturday and Sunday, February 16-17, 2019

Voxman Music Building and Hancher Auditorium

Master Schedule

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 - 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

                                 Nicole Esposito, Associate Professor of Flute, University of Iowa, clinician

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 - UI Showcase Concert - Iowa Symphony Band, Symphony Orchestra - Concert Hall

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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 - All activities in Hancher Auditorium

10:00 AM - Iowa Honor Band dress rehearsal on stage

11:00 AM - Honor Band and Honor Orchestra Mass Ensemble Rehearsal

11:45 AM - Honor Orchestra dress rehearsal on stage (with orchestra wind and percussion players)

12:45 PM - Lunch in Hancher (Provided)

1:30 PM - Doors open to the public

2:00 PM - Concert

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



Hancher Auditorium



Voxman Music Building