Honor Band Clinic
Jan 26, 2023
Jan 28, 2023
More than 200 high school musicians from throughout the region will participate Thursday-Saturday [Jan. 27-30] in Mississippi State's 71st annual University Honor Band Clinic.The campus event began in the early 1950s as a new materials clinic and was among only a few such university-based programs in the U.S. In the original format, band directors were invited to hear performances of newly published music to consider for their organizations."It's a privilege for us to host this clinic each year and have some of the best student musicians from the Southeast in attendance," said Elva Kaye Lance, MSU director of bands. "We hope that their experiences on our campus will lead them to become members of the Famous Maroon Band one day."
Participants in this year's clinic were selected from more than 300 who auditioned in late November and early December. Those selected met specific criteria in musicianship, technique and tone quality.