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Northshore Honor Band

2023-2024 Student Information

Congratulations on being nominated and selected for the North Shore Honor Band! This experience will afford you the opportunity to rehearse and perform advanced literature with a group of students who are at or above your ability level under the tutelage of an accomplished guest conductor. We have designed this experience to model that of ILMEA, or even a professional ensemble, in which you are expected to prepare your music in advance of the rehearsal so as to maximize the opportunity for real music-making in the limited rehearsal and performance time allotted. You are encouraged to utilize the reference recordings provided within the "9-10 Band" and "11-12 Band" pages of this website, as well as read the short bios of the guest conductors who will be working with you, as you prepare for this experience. Please also read the information below to learn more about what to bring, concert attire, and the rehearsal and performance schedule. Congratulations again for being selected to be a part of this fantastic program!


What To Bring

* Sheet Music (provided in December)
* Instrument and all necessary equipment (reeds, valve oil, sticks/mallets, etc.)
* Pencil
* Sack Lunch for Saturday

* Water bottle


Concert Attire

All students are expected to perform in the concert attire required by their home school ensembles. Students will be given 30 minutes to change into their formal wear between the rehearsal and the performance. If you have any questions about your attire, please speak with your home school director.  Students will be permitted to change in the A "arts hallway" bathrooms or East wing bathrooms prior to the concert.

2023-2024 Rehearsal & Performance Schedule

Your attendance and active contribution at the entirety of both rehearsals as well as the performance are a requirement for participation in the North Shore Honor Band. Please clear these dates and times with your personal schedule prior to committing to be a part of this experience.


Friday, January 12th:  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Rehearsal at Lake Forest High School

Saturday, January 13th:  8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lake Forest High School


Saturday, January 13th: 2:30 p.m.

Lake Forest High School Auditorium


Final Details

North Shore Honor Band Festival Site:

Lake Forest High School

1285 N McKinley Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Recording Information:
The performance will be recorded and shared with directors for educational listening.

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