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Winds and Percussion Festivals

HIGH SCHOOL WINDS AND PERCUSSION FESTIVAL
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2019

COMMUNITY COLLEGE WINDS AND PERCUSSION FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020

» 2019-2020 SIU High School and Community College Winds and Percussion Festivals Information* (PDF)

*includes recorded audition information

ONLINE APPLICATIONS
Please use the corresponding link below to submit an application, including uploading recording files as necessary.
Links will become active during the application period indicated.

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  • High School Winds and Percussion Festival Application [PLEASE CHECK BACK. The application period for this year's festival will be October 14–November 8, 2019. Students will be notified on or before November 13, 2019.]
  • Community College Winds and Percussion Festival Application [PLEASE CHECK BACK. The application period for this year's festival will be December 30, 2019–January 24, 2020. Students will be notified on or before January 29, 2020.]

For more information, please contact Dr. Christopher Morehouse, cmoreh@siu.edu.


The Winds and Percussion Festivals (formerly Heartland Honor Bands and Choir Festival) are unique concert band and chamber music festivals for high school and community college students.

Students will work with Dr. Christopher Morehouse, SIU Director of Bands, and SIU School of Music applied faculty and will participate in:

  • Honor Wind Symphony, large ensemble consisting of festival participants and members of the SIU Wind Ensemble
  • Chamber Music
  • Masterclass

Each festival culminates in an evening concert featuring the Honor Wind Symphony and SIU Wind Ensemble.