Western States Honor Orchestra Festival
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.