High Plains Band and Choir Festival

High Plains

The CSC Music Department will host the High Plains Band and Choir Honor Festival on February 1-2, 2016. Eligible participants are high school students who have an interest in music, would like to further their musical knowledge, and want to have FUN making music with other students who share the same interest.

Students selected for the High Plains Band and Choir Music Festival participate in two days of rehearsals and activities culminating in a concert at the end of the second day at Chadron State College located in beautiful northwest Nebraska. Ensembles include an Honor Band and Honor Choir (SATB).

While students are in rehearsal, directors have the opportunity of attending reading sessions and clinics that focus on their areas of teaching expertise.

The High Plains 2016 directors will be:

Honor Band: Dr. Sidney Shuler

Honor Choir: Dr. Geoffrey Boers

The audition fee is $10 per student. An additional $10 fee will be per student selected.  The only additional expenses for participants are meals and lodging.  For other information, please contact Jessyca Hovendick, the Visual and Performing Arts office assistant, at 308-432-6317, or

Instructions for recording can be found here: Recording Instructions

Please use the following form(s) for audition payment:

Payment Form - Instrumental

Payment Form - Vocal

Audition Payment and Recordings are due (postmarked) by Friday, November 13, 2015.

Please use the following online registration forms to submit the information for the students you have auditioning:

Online Audition Registration Form - Instrumental

Online Audition Registration Form - Vocal

Please use the following form(s) for audition registration if you choose to use a hard copy and mail in with your recordings and payment:

Audition Registration Form - Instrumental

Audition Registration Form - Vocal

High Plains 2016 Honor Choir

High Plains 2016 Honor Band

**You MAY use the All-State audition piece in lieu of the following piece**