About the Band

 Founded in 1989, the Youth Honors Band is an enriching opportunity for student musicians in grades 6-8. After the initial audition by video submission, selected band students meet for two rehearsals, the last culminating with a concert and reception at Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center.  Dr. Christopher M. Marra, Director of Instrumental Activities at Seton Hill University directs the band.Photo of Dr. Chris Marra

Audition videos are due by Thanksgiving Holiday break and rehearsals take place in January. The concert is part of the day of the last rehearsal and tickets can be obtained online or by contacting the Performing Arts Center Box Office at BoxOffice@setonhill.edu.  There is a fee of $10 to audition and a fee of $65 to participate if selected for the band. Information on fees, schedules, and policies can be found on the audition application.

Click here to download the list of required audition pieces (PDF).

Click here for the online audition registration form.

For more information, please contact the Director of Community Music at (724) 552-2923 or walters@setonhill.edu.