Department of Music

Honor band festival

Mr. Dominic Talanca
Director of Bands
UNC Wilmington

Guest Conductor
Mr. David Robinson
Director of Bands
Panther Creek High School - Cary, NC

November 29 - December 1, 2018

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is pleased to announce the ninth annual UNCW Honor Band Festival. In addition to working with UNCW Director of Bands, Mr. Dominic Talanca, and our guest conductor, Mr. David Robinson (Panther Creek High School in Cary, NC), students will attend performances by the UNCW Symphonic Band, jazz ensembles, and faculty ensembles. Students participate in full-ensemble rehearsals as well as master classes with the UNCW Department of Music applied faculty. The festival concludes on Saturday afternoon with a finale concert. Festival participants are selected based on their musical accomplishments and their director’s assessment and recommendation.

Seniors . . . participants of the festival will have the opportunity to audition for admittance into the UNCW Department of Music on Saturday, December 1st. Students auditioning at this time will receive full consideration for scholarships!

Online nomination forms (active beginning September 4) must be submitted by October 31, 2018

Nomination Form
Director Letter (event invitation, information, nomination process, and cost)
Events Schedule

Student Invitation Letter
Student Registration Form/Photo Waiver
Hotel Information

Contact: Mr. Dominic Talanca

Audition Excerpts

B-flat Clarinet
Low Clarinet
French Horn
Euphonium TC - BC

UNCW is an EEO/AA Institution. Accommodations for disabilities
may be requested by contacting the Department of Music at 910.962.3415
at least 10 days prior to the event.