» 2018 Honor Band Festival

Festival Date: Saturday, February 24

Dr. Nicholas leads the Chapman University Wind Symphony in the Musco Center for the ArtsColleagues -

Chapman University is pleased to announce the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music's 2018 Honor Band Festival to be held on Saturday, February 24 in the Musco Center for the Arts.  Over 100 students will participate in a day-long event, which will offer pre-professional training led by Southern California’s preeminent wind and brass faculty.  Chapman University is delighted to offer a full scholarship to this event to all successful applicants.

This will be an opportunity to learn some great wind literature, work with Chapman Conservatory of Music faculty including: members of the Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and A-list Hollywood Studio Players; and to meet other like minded young musicians.

Exterior view of the Musco Center for the ArtsOut-of-area students must be accompanied by their director or an adult chaperone. Please make your own lunch and dinner arrangements. There are many dining opportunities within walking distance of the Chapman University campus. We invite you to enjoy a continental breakfast with Chapman faculty and students on the Oliphant Hall Patio prior to the morning’s rehearsal and snacks will be provided throughout the day. Please feel free to email Dr. Christopher Nicholas, or Gemi Acupan, Wind Symphony Librarian, with any other questions.

We look forward to welcoming you and your outstanding students!

+ - Ensemble Conductor

Headshot, Christopher Nicholas

Dr. Christopher Nicholas

Director of Bands, Director of Woodwind and Brass Studies

(714) 744-2107

+ - Schedule

9 a.m. Welcome by Chapman Faculty and Students
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Oliphant Patio
9:30 a.m. Master Classes with Chapman Faculty and Students
Various Locations
11 a.m. Rehearsal I
Musco Center for the Arts
12:15 p.m. Lunch (on your own in Old Towne Orange)
1:30 p.m. Chapman Faculty Performance
Musco Center for the Arts (closed to public)
2:15 p.m. Rehearsal II
Musco Center for the Arts
3:30 p.m. Snack Break
4 p.m. Rehearsal III
Musco Center for the Arts
6:30 p.m. Performance - Chapman University Honor Band
Musco Center for the Arts
Free admission

+ - Location, Maps & Directions

This year's Honor Band Festival will start in Oliphant Hall (OH for short), and later move to the Musco Center for the Arts.  All events are private except for the 6:30pm public performance in the Musco Center for the Arts.  Chapman’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music is located at the corner of Grand and Palm Avenues.

Chapman University is located in the City of Orange just steps away from the Orange Plaza Historic District and minutes from many world class hotspots.  Please refer to our Maps & Directions page for more information about our campus maps, driving directions, and/or parking information.  Additionally, a campus map (PDF) can be obtained at http://www.chapman.edu/about/_files/maps-and-directions/current-maps/campus-map.pdf

+ - Contact Us

For more information, please email Dr. Christopher Nicholas, Director of the Chapman University Wind Symphony or Gemi Acupan, Wind Symphony Librarian.

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