About the 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
Symposium: February 10, 2018
Location: UMKC Campus, Kansas City, MO
Nominations open: Early October
Nomination Deadline: November 10, 2017
Acceptance list posted: November 17, 2017
Registration Opens: November 17, 2017
Registration Deadline: January 5, 2018
Total Cost of Festival: $199 (includes registration fee)


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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