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.

Tentative Festival Timeline for 2020:

  • Festival Dates: January 17 – 19, 2020
  • Symposium: January 18, 2020
  • Nominations open: Nominations are now open!
  • Nomination Deadline: November 4, 2019
  • Acceptance list posted: November 11, 2019
  • Registration Opens: November 11, 2019
  • Registration Deadline: December 16, 2019

Total Cost of Festival: $160.00

Contact us:

UMKC Conservatory
music-ce@umkc.edu
(816) 235-2741

Mailing address:
UMKC Midwest Honor Band and Orchestra Festival
5301 Charlotte St.
Kansas City, MO  64110

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