Middle School Honor Band

Middle School Honor Band Annoucement

Registration Alert

Directors – I apologize for the strange issues with registering students. If you are submitting less than 12 names online, you need to click and drag the remaining “ghost” spots before submitting. This is an issue with the way the process was set up, but I’m unable to change it at this point. I’m sorry for the confusion and we’ll be sure to fix this next year. 

Marshall University is proud to announce the Middle School Honor Band Festival will be held at the Marshall University on December 2nd, 2022. The Middle School Honor Band Festival is an event developed for the purpose of recognizing the achievements of exceptional middle school musicians. The festival includes rehearsal/final concert preparations with quality clinicians from successful public school teachers. This year, we will seat two middle school honor bands at the festival. The Festival Honor Bands will be made up of a Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band. Students will be placed appropriately in the festival honor bands.

Honor Band Details


David Edwards
Band Director, South Point High School

Nathan Kerr
Band Director, Huntington East Middle School

Registration & Payment Information

Band Directors: You will submit nominations in 12-student increments here, using this online nomination form. Please include all necessary information for you and your students. You can nominate up to 12 students at one time. If you have additional students you would like to nominate, you can simply submit another nomination form after the first. Please note: Your first 12 students will receive priority when it comes to placing students in bands and it is not guaranteed that every student will be able to participate, however, we will do our best.

The deadline for nomination submissions is Nov. 7th. Students will then be placed into one of two bands of balance performance levels and we will then try to distribute music.

Once the students are placed in ensembles, we will email all directors an invoice for their student(s). Directors, boosters, budget keepers, or parents can pay online via the links that will be sent with the invoice. The cost of attending the MU Festival Band is $20.00 per student. Credit cards and checks are accepted.  You may enclose one check or several, made out to “Kappa Kappa Psi”.

Schedule of Events (tentative)

8:30 – Director/student check-in
9:30 – Rehearsal #1
11:45 – Lunch
1:30 – Rehearsal # 2
3:30 – Break
4:00 – Master Classes
5:00 – Dinner and change for concert
6:30 – Stage set up, first band in seats
7:00 – Concert Starts


All campus dining facilities at the Memorial Student Center and Harless Dining Hall will be open. Students may also go off-campus to eat. There are several restaurants and fast food places within easy walking distance from campus. We will not offer lunch on Friday through our music department as we have in the past.


There are many hotels in the Huntington/Barboursville/Ashland area available for housing during the Honor Band Festival.

Upcoming Wind Band Performances

The Marshall University Wind Bands new concert season begin this fall. Stay tuned for dates and times.

All concerts can be found on our YouTube Channel here.


Marching Thunder Events

Fall 2022 Performance Schedule
This schedule is subject to change over the course of the summer. All performance are at at MU unless otherwise noted.


11th – 20th – Band Camp
20th – Friends & Family Performance

3rd – Home game vs. Norfolk State & Band Day
10th – Side-by-side concert with the Huntington Symphony Orchestra

1st – Home game vs. Gardner-Webb
12th (Wed.) – Home game vs. Louisiana
22nd – Tri-State Marching Championships
29th – Homecoming vs. Coastal Carolina

12th – Home game vs. App. State
26th – Home game vs. Georgia State

3rd – Possible SBC Championships

Additional post season – TBD