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All-Catholic Honor Band

All-Catholic Honor Band

This honor band gives Catholic high school students an opportunity to perform quality repertoire with students ranked at the highest performance level.

Since 2004, VanderCook College of Music has hosted the All-Catholic Honor Band, bringing together the best musicians from Chicagoland's Catholic high schools. The band will rehearse during the morning and afternoon, and perform in the early evening.

VanderCook Faculty

Stacey Larson Dolan - Associate Director of Bands

Dr. Leah Schuman - Brass Master Class 

Dr. James Yakas - Percussion Master Class

Tony Kidonakis - Woodwind Master Class

Registration Information

To register students, directors should fill out a registration form, linked above. Completed registration forms should be received no later than Friday, December 21, 2018.

Once we have received the registration form, we will distributed music and issue a invoice. A $40 per student participation fee is due no later than Friday, January 18, 2019. Please pay for all students on one school-printed check or purchase order. A credit card payment is also accepted. Please do not send personal checks or individual student payments. Make all checks out to VanderCook College of Music. Please include a copy of your invoice with your payment.

Fees cannot be refunded once you have registered your students. This fee includes a performance t-shirt and lunch. 

Return completed form and payment to:

VanderCook College of Music
Attn: Patrick Benson - ACHB
3140 S. Federal St.
Chicago, IL 60616-3731

If you wish to fax your submission, the number is 312.225.5211.

If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Benson at 312.788.1139 or

All-Catholic Honor Band

Event Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2018
Registration: Online Registration
Participants: Advanced Catholic high school band students selected through director nomination

All-Catholic Schedule: 

8:30 - 8:55 a.m.: Registration
9:00 - 10:50 a.m.: Morning Rehearsal
11:00 - 11:50 a.m.: Chamber Ensemble Rehearsals 
Noon - 12:40 p.m.: Lunch
12:45 - 2:00 p.m.: Master Classes
2:00 - 2:10 p.m.: Break
2:10 - 3:30 p.m.: Afternoon Rehearsal
3:30 - 3:50 p.m.:Break
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Performance
5:00: Post-Concert Reception

VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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