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Western States Honor Orchestra Festival

Participant Information

Congratulations on being accepted to the 2022 Western States Honor Orchestra Festival. This is a wonderful achievement and we can't wait for you to join us at UNC's Campus Commons for a weekend of incredible music making. Below you will find all of the information the festival. 

Download your Music & Begin Preparing

After logging in to your portal, you will be able to download your music that has been prepared with fingerings and bowings by the UNC faculty. 


Complete the Festival Registration Form & Pay The Fee

In addition to some basic information, you will also need to know where you will be staying for the festival weekend, and who will be your chaperone. The registration fee is $60 per student. 


Buy your Concert Tickets

Tickets for the 36th Annual Western State Honor Orchestra Festival Concert are $15/adults, $13/seniors, $10/students plus handling fees. We will also be livestreaming the concert for $10 + fees. Chaperones will recieve one complimentary ticket at check-in and participants will not need a ticket. 


Planning your Trip

Housing & Meals

Students and directors are responsible for hotel and meal accomodations. Below you will find a list of area hotels and restaurants. You are advised to make reservations as soon as possible as space may be limited. Lunch will be provided at Holmes Dining Hall on Friday, November 4th. 

Please Note: All students must be chaperoned

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
    • On-Campus Dining

      On-Campus Dining

      Retail Dining

      We have several Retail Dining locations to meet your quick and on-the-go needs! If you would like to order Einstein Bros Bagels, or Subway ahead of time, email diningservices@unco.edu.

      Located in the University Center

      Einstein Bros



      Burger Co.

      Crisol Latin Kitchen

      Empire State Pizza

      Simply to Go

      • Bears Simply to Go: variety of on-the-go food and drink items
        Mon-Thurs: 7:30am - 8pm
        Fri: 7:30am - 7pm
        Sat & Sun: closed
      • Einstein Bros Bagels: fresh-made breakfast and lunch sandwiches; drip coffee; fresh squeezed orange juice
        Mon-Thurs: 7am - 3:30pm
        Fri: 7am - 3:30pm
        Sat: 10am - 2pm
        Sun: closed
      • Subway: fresh-made to order sandwiches
        Mon-Thurs: 10:30am - 9pm
        Fri: 10:30am - 6pm
        Sat: 10:30am - 3pm
        Sun: 4pm - 9pm
      • Munchy Mart: breakfast burritos; fountain drinks; ice cream; convenience store items
        Mon-Thurs: 8am-10pm
        Fri: 8am-6pmSat: 10am-4pm
        Sun: 12pm-10pm
      • Hissho Sushi: fresh-made to order sushi; poke bowls; and more
        Mon-Thurs: 10:30am-6pm
        Fri: 10:30am-6pm
        Sat: closed
        Sun: closed
      • Bowlful: Build your own salad, rice/noodle bowl. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-friendly.
        Mon-Thurs: 11am-1pm, 5-7pm
        Fri: 11am-1pm, 5-6:30pm
      • Empire State Pizza: Local New York Style Pizza
        Mon-Thurs: 11am-9pm
        Fri: 11am-9pm
        Sat: 11am-9pm
        Sun: 4pm-9pm
      • Crisol Latin Kitchen: High-quality, authentic tasting Latin cuisine.
        Mon-Thurs: 11am-1pm, 5-7pm
        Fri: 11am-1pm, 5-6:30pm
      • Burger & Co.: Great burgers and sports bar.
        Mon-Thurs: 11am-3pm, 5pm-9pm
        Fri: 11am-3pm, 5pm-10pm
        Sat: 11am-3pm, 5pm-10pm
        Sun: 2pm-10pm

      Holmes Dining Hall

      Holmes Dining Hall is an all you can eat location with customizable options including burgers, pizza, pasta, soups, salads, sandwiches and more!

      Reserve your space now! Email diningservices@unco.edu to schedule and pay for your groups before you arrive. Credit/Debit cards and cash are accepted in all dining locations. If anyone in your group has food allergies, we have a solution! Holmes Dining Hall has a food station called THE DASH that has foods that are free of 7 of the 8 top allergens, and can accommodate customers with specific dietary needs / food allergies. 

      • Breakfast: 7:00am - 9:30am (Mon-Fri)
      • Lunch: 11:00am - 1:00pm
      • Dinner: 5:00pm - 7:00pm (Mon-Thur), 5:00pm - 6:30pm (Fri/Sat)
    • Off-Campus Dining

      Off-Campus Dining

      Margie's Java Joint

      Cheba Hut

      La Peite French Bakery



       dp dough

      Fat Shack
      Greeley Chophouse
      Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
      Burger Co.
      Crisol Latin Kitchen
      Empire State Pizza
    • Coffee

      Margie's Java Joint

      The Blue Mug


      John Galt Coffee

    • Larger Greeley Restaurant List

Parking & Directions

UNC Campus Commons

1051 22nd Street, Greeley, CO 80639

Free Street parking is available around Campus Commons. Paid parking is available in C Lot, just to the south of CC. C Lot is free after 5:00pm. Full size school buses are not permitted in C Lot

UNC Parking Map


For the Symphony Orchestra, auditions will be from 1:00pm - 3:30pm on Thursday, November 2nd at Campus Commons. Please be aware that you must signup for an audition time at or before registration. Auditions will be based on the repertoire, which can be downloaded in your portal. Results of the placement auditions will be posted before the 7:00pm rehearsal. 


Attendance at all rehearsals during the weekend in mandatory. Please do not register if you will need to miss any of the festival.

Concert Information

The 36th Annual Western States Honor Orchestra Festival will be on Saturday, November 5th, 2022 at 3:00pm at Campus Commons Performance Hall. There will also be a livestream of the event. Please see below for ticket information. 

Concert Dress

Please wear concert black for the performance on Saturday.  Students may wear their school’s concert attire (if it is concert black).  No jeans, sports shirts, tennis shoes, white socks, or other informal attire, please.



Online at tickets.unco.edu


By phone at (970) 351-4849

Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for students and $10 per device for the livestream. Additional fees will apply at the time of purchase. Chaperones will be receive one (1) complimentary ticket at check-in and particiapants will not need a ticket.  Please purchase tickets ahead of time as box office lines may be long.