About the Festival

Thank you for a great 2017 festival!

The annual Midwest Honor Band and Orchestra Festival provides rewarding music experiences for middle and high school band and orchestra students and directors.  Nationally recognized guest conductors and UMKC faculty host a full schedule of concerts, master classes, and professional clinics, offering in-service time and personal growth.

The festival is hosted by UMKC Conservatory faculty members Steven D. Davis and Joseph Parisi.


Festival Dates: February 9 – 11, 2018

Location: UMKC Campus, Kansas City, MO

Nominations open: Late September

Nomination Deadline: November 3, 2017

Acceptance list posted: November 10, 2017

Registration Opens: November 13, 2017

Registration Deadline: January 5, 2018


Contact us:

UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance
(816) 235-5448


Mailing address:
UMKC Midwest Honor Band and Orchestra Festival
5227 Holmes St.
Kansas City, MO  64110



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