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About the Festival

2017 Finale Concert Recordings are now available for pre-order! Please visit this link to order online and purchase via credit card, or visit this link for a printable order form to mail with a check. Orders should be received by February 28th, 2017. Please contact with any questions.


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 10 – 12, 2017

Location: UMKC Campus, Kansas City, MO

Nominations open: September 5, 2016

Nomination Deadline: November 4, 2016

Registration Deadline: January 6, 2017


More information about the festival:

Contact us:

  • UMKC Midwest Honor Band and Orchestra Festival, 5227 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64110
  • Coordinator: Roshelle Pekarek – – 816-235-2931


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