BGSU Middle School Honor Band

It is our pleasure to announce the plan for the return of our annual Middle School Honor Band for 2022, which as in the past, will be a one-day event held on Monday, May 2, 2022. This year we will be able to accommodate students in at least TWO bands, divided by grade and ability level. The students will arrive at BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center Kobacker Hall lobby at 8:00 am and will have rehearsals throughout the day, culminating in a final concert at 7:00 p.m. that evening.

For application process, please see the two documents below.

Application Form

Nomination Letter


Robert Sloan, Van Wert Schools


Ken Thompson, BGSU

8:00 am                 Arrive at Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center – meeting with all participants

8:30 am                 Move to rehearsal sites, rehearsals begin

12:30 pm               LUNCH

1:30 pm                 Depart Lunch and Rehearsals Resume

5:30 pm                 DINNER

7:00 pm                 Concert

How do I get nominated for the BGSU Middle School Honor Band?

All nominations must come from your school director or a private teacher. Your teacher
can contact us at to get the nomination forms.

How will I know if I’m selected?

All communication is done via the email provided for you on the nomination forms. If selected, you and your teacher will receive an email from us with registration and acceptance forms.

What if I’m having trouble returning my acceptance forms?

All forms must be returned electronically. Most smartphones will let you take a picture of the forms and email them as a PDF document. The ‘Notes’ app on an iPhone works well, but GeniusScan is a free app that many people use.

How do I pay to participate and do you offer scholarships?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer scholarships or financial assistance. All payments must be made electronically through our EMarket. The links for that will be in your acceptance materials.

What is included in the price to participate?

Cost of all instruction
BGSU Honor Band Shirt
Master Class or other professional presentation
Final concert by all MSHB participants
Lunch and Dinner (all you can eat) on campus
Morning snack of fruit and water

What if I have dietary restrictions? Do I need to bring my own meals?

Our full service dining facilities can manage any food restriction or dietary need. We will use the information you provide in your acceptance forms to coordinate any meal accommodations needed.

Can I bring my own food and snacks?

For the safety of all participants bringing food and snacks is discouraged.

Do I need to bring money?

You will not need any money during the event. All meals and snacks are provided as part of your participation fee.

What should I wear?

The final concert is performed in the BGSU shirt and denim (blue jeans) so you do not need a uniform or ‘dress clothes’. For the event, you should dress comfortably, but know that you will be walking short distances outside to meals, so dressing in layers with a light jacket is ideal. Most likely what you would normally wear to school is appropriate.

Do I need to audition?

The selection to participate is done through the nominations, and parts are assigned on a rotating basis, so everyone plays various parts. No live auditions are done for the event.

I still have questions! What should I do?

There is a chance we have not addressed something you need. Please reach out to us directly at so we may assist you.

The BGSU honor band and select educational programming are presented in partnership with Rettig Music.


Updated: 02/16/2022 04:10PM