National Honor Band


We are excited to announce the first ever American School Band Directors Association National Concert Honor Band.  This group will be open to high school students who are in grades 9 - 12 in the 2019/20 school year.  The honor band will be held in conjunction with the 2020 ASBDA National Convention which will be held in St. Augustine, FL.  The dates for the honor band are June 23 - 26, 2020.  


Our clinician for this band will be Brian Balmages. 

Information on audition requirements, cost and transportation will be covered in the application process. The following link will take you to the application.  Once you have started the application, you will find the etudes on the media upload page.  There is a resources tab at the top at this page.  Auditions must be in video format and show the students auditioning.  

All students must be sponsored by an active or retired member in good standing with ASBDA and they must be in a high school age school ensemble.  

The timeline for the students is as follows:

  • August 15, 2019: Application live on ASBDA website
  • October 15, 2019: Deadline to submit completed application
  • January 15, 2020: Students notified of acceptance
  • February 15, 2020: Deadline for accepted students to submit a non-refundable deposit of $230 and all forms.
  • April 15, 2020: Final payment of $230.00 due

We are looking for about six chaperones for this honor band.  ASBDA members will receive three nights of double accommodations for the convention.  You would be responsible for your Friday night hotel room. 

If you have any questions, please email Linda Fox-Miller

Looking forward to meeting you in Florida.

Linda Fox-Miller

American School Band Directors Association