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 Timeline:

  • Festival Dates: January 18 – 20, 2019
  • Symposium: January 19, 2019
  • Nominations open: September 21, 2018
  • Nomination Deadline: October 26, 2018
  • Acceptance list posted: November 2, 2018
  • Registration Opens: November 2, 2018
  • Registration Deadline: December 15, 2018

Total Cost of Festival: $160.00


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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