Pioneer Honor Band Festival

The deadline to nominate students for the 2023 Pioneer Honor Band is October 30.

Fifth Annual Pioneer Honor Band Festival

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 10-11, 2023

Please join us on the TWU Denton Campus for a weekend of All-State Masterclasses (TMEA & ATSSB), Honor Band rehearsals, a special command performance by the Texas Woman’s University Wind Symphony and the grand finale Festival Concert. Our 2023 Honor Band Clinician is Dr. Carter Biggers, Director of Bands at TWU. Participants are accepted through DIRECTOR RECOMMENDATION ONLY and space is LIMITED. We hope to see you in November.

Participation includes:

  • Membership in the 2023 Pioneer Honor Band with the finest high school students in the area. Students are accepted through director recommendation only. All nominations are due by 11:59pm on October 30, 2023.
  • Masterclass with applied faculty with special emphasis on TMEA and ATSSB All-State Etudes.
  • Tour of the Denton campus of Texas Woman’s University and lunch in our new dining facility
  • Special Friday night performance by the TWU Wind Symphony
  • Festival concert experience on Saturday evening

Discounts available for 2022-2023 All-Region, All-Area, and All-State Participants

Director information

Featured performance

TWU Wind Symphony 
Friday, November 10, 2023, 6 p.m.
Margo Jones Performance Hall

Campus maps

Contact us

For more information, please contact TWU's Director of Bands, Carter Biggers, DMA, at or 940-898-2689.

Page last updated 8:35 AM, August 7, 2023