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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

      There are several Retail Dining locations to meet your quick and on-the-go needs, each having special offerings during UNC Jazz Festival 2024. View all dining hours of operation here: https://www.unco.edu/living-on-campus/dining/locations.aspx

      Located in the University Center
      • Empire State Pizza is a local New York style pizza company. If you are interested in ordering ahead, please call (970) 353-1706.
      • Crisol Latin Kitchen brings authentic tastes of Latin cuisine to the UNC campus. Menu choices vary from healthy to indulgent and will give you unique foods to explore with authentic flavors built into tacos, burritos, bowls, and salads.
      • Burger & Co. shares classic American fare from cheeseburgers to signature sandwiches including chicken, hot dogs, fries, and onion rings.
      • Bowlful has a variety of healthy choices including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. You can customize and build your own salad or grain bowls.
      • Einstein Bros® Bagels has freshly made sandwiches – or just a bagel and a schmear if you like. Grab drip or specialty coffee or fresh squeezed orange juice while you’re there.
      • Munchy Mart has all the convenience items you’re looking for. They also have breakfast burritos, fountain drinks, ice cream, and more.
      • Subway® can provide you with freshly made to order sandwiches and salads. Don’t forget to add on some cookies!
      • Hissho Sushi is your choice for freshly made to order sushi, poke bowls, and more.

      If you would like to order Einstein Bros® Bagels, or Subway® ahead of time, please email diningservices@unco.edu, and they’ll get you the information you need.

      Dining Rooms

      Holmes Dining Hall is an all you can eat location on West Campus (just a couple of minutes away from Campus Commons). They serve various options including burgers, pizza, pasta, soups, salads, sandwiches and more. Cash prices at the door are listed here: https://www.unco.edu/living-on-campus/dining/meal-plans.aspx.

      Credit/debit cards and cash are accepted in all dining locations. Holmes Dining Hall has a food station called Simple Servings that can accommodate those guests who have food allergies, as their recipes are free of 8 of the 9 top allergens. Please email diningservices@unco.edu if you have concerns or questions.

      Holmes Dining Hall hours of operation can be viewed here: https://www.unco.edu/living-on-campus/dining/locations.aspx

    • 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
    • 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.