Mountaineer Honor Jazz Band
Special Guest Artist will be announced soon.
The WVU Mountaineer Honor Jazz Band is a two-day experience for high school jazz students. Participants will be selected based on a recorded audition and music teacher recommendation. The Honor Jazz Band will rehearse and perform together under the direction of Jared Sims, Director of Jazz Studies at West Virginia University, and participate in master classes with WVU faculty including Sims, Alton Merrell, Robert Sears, and Jeff Siegfried. The experience will include WVU faculty and student jazz performances and culminates with a performance by the Honor Jazz Band. The event is FREE to participants, but students pay for their own lodging and expenses. Please note that there is some financial assistance that could be available for students that are in need.
This year the dates of Honor Jazz are March 24-25, 2023. The deadline for submissions is February 24, 2023.
Auditions are now being accepted
Download the audition score for your instrument (PDFs):