Augustana Honor Band

Hello all,

If you're interested (and just as important, available during the published dates) in the Augustana Honor Band (they have two - blue and gold bands) - please indicate your interest to Mr. Wawrzynski. Below is the e-mail I received as well as attachments from Dr. Lambrecht (father to Mr. Lambrecht here at UT). Sort of cool!


Dear Fellow Band Directors,
I sincerely hope you are all off to a wonderful fall. Marching season is about over for most of you, and now is the beginning of concert season. In that light, I would like to invite you and your students to participate in the 47th Annual Augustana High School Honor Band which will take place on Sunday and Monday, January 14 & 15, 2018.


This year we will again have two guest conductors to work with the Blue and Gold Bands. They are Dr. Eric Smedley and Dr. Jason Nam, Associate and Assistant Directors of Bands at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Both gentlemen are renowned educators who have taken their ensembles to national and state conventions, as well as numerous pedagogical and instructional clinics.


In keeping with our recent method, nominations will be entered on an Excel spreadsheet that is found at the bottom of the email. The same fields as always will be present for you to fill out. After filling out the information listed, you will then simply email it back to me. Those spreadsheets will be uploaded then to the master data base. This is a much simpler system and faster on this end.


The deadline for nominations will be November 22, 2017. Please let me know if you need more time - we can easily give you an extension. I will then select the two ensembles in the next 10 days. Your accepted students, along with PDF’s of the music will be shared with you through a specific Google Folder beginning the 2nd week of December). This system has worked significantly better with email systems that restrict attachments.

The tentative rehearsal schedule, cost for the two days, and other information for the weekend are to be found below. Please contact me if you have any questions. We look forward to having your students participate again in this year’s honor band.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and we hope to see you all very soon!

Take care,

Doc