Northshore Honor Band

2019-2020 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


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.


2019-2020 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 10th:  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Rehearsal at Lake Forest High School

Saturday, January 11th:  8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Rehearsal at Lake Forest High School


Saturday, January 11th: 2:30 p.m.

Concert at Lake Forest High School


Final Details

North Shore Honor Band Festival Site:
Lake Forest High School
1285 N. McKinley Road
Lake Forest, IL
Band Office: (847) 582-7386

Rehearsal parking for students and schools will be in the back of the building in the Rear North Lot. Performance parking for families and attendees will be in the front of the building in the Front South Lot.

CD Recording Information:
The performance will be recorded and available for purchase in CD format. Click the link below for the CD order form:

CD Order Form 2020