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All Senior Honor Band

Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Dr. Philip Martinson, Department of Music

October 4, 2019

Dear Director:

Southwestern Oklahoma State University will sponsor the 42ndannual All-Senior Honor Band (ASHB) on Saturday, November 23, 2019. The purpose of this band is to recognize the outstanding senior members of your bands for their musical achievements. Senior students will be allowed to participate based on your recommendation, and for the first time this year, we are welcoming juniors as well. The students will audition for chair placement beginning at 8:30 a.m. (audition is by sight reading), rehearse during the day, and perform a concert at 6 p.m. that evening. There is no charge for this concert. The dress for the day is casual and the concert attire is simply dress clothes.

Tuttle High School Band Director, Mr. Seth Boothby, and Mr. Marc Mueller, director of Bands at SWOSU, are the conductors for this year’s Honor Band. Dynamic and enthusiastic, they will provide a rewarding and fun musical experience! Additionally, rehearsals for the band start with a sectional led by SWOSU Music Faculty.

Registration Online! You may select as many seniors as you wish to participate. Please limit juniors that you select to students who have made other honor bands, or advanced to at least the second round of the All-State selection process. Please have students that you recommend for the ensemble register by November 13. The registration page can be found at the following web address: I have attached an invitation flyer with the registration link that you can pass out to your seniors/juniors. If you prefer to register students using paper, I have attached a copy of the paper registration form as well, that you can return via e-mail or fax.

I will send out audition times for each student during week leading up ASHB. Those students that would like to audition for a SWOSU music scholarship may want to do so while they are on campus for the Honor Band. They can indicate their intent do so on the registration form. There is no charge for participating in the Honor Band, and lunch is provided for each student during their midday break.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail. For more details on the event please navigate to Special Events. On behalf of the music faculty at SWOSU, I wish you a successful year. We hope to see you and many of your seniors on November 23!



Dr. Philip Martinson
Coordinator, All Senior Honor Band
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Berrong Music Hall 105/Phone: 580.774.3719