UNCP Honor Band

Now in its 36th year, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke is pleased to announce it's 2014 UNCP Honor Band to be held on the UNCP campus Saturday April 12, 2014. The honor band festival features bands for middle and high school students and is an opportunity for students to work with some of the world's best conductors and clinicians. Students are nominated for membership by their director. During the day there are also special sessions for directors, ranging from clinics to reading sessions.

Travis Cross will be the guest conductor for the high school band at this year’s UNCP Honor Band.  The UNCP Honor Band involves over 200 public school band students from over 60 public schools. 

Registration begins in the lobby of the Givens Performing Arts Center (on the UNCP campus) at 8:00 am, with rehearsals beginning at 8:30 am. The students will rehearse all morning and afternoon, culminating in a concert at 7 pm in GPAC.

There will also be an audition time for seniors participating in the group to audition for entry into the UNCP Music Department !!!!!!

For more information contact Dr. Timothy Altman, director of bands, at 910. 521-6230 or

Past Clinicians:

  • Rodney Winther
  • Robert Sheldon
  • Richard Sauced
  • Samuel Hazo
  • Marty Spitzer
  • Mark Camphouse
  • Felicia McNaught
  • Liz Hasty
  • Robert W. Smith
  • Richard Clary
  • John Bourgeois
  • John R. Locke
  • Garwood Whaley
  • Robert Sheldon
  • James Swearingen
  • Elliot Del Borgo
  • Herbert L. Day
  • Jack Stamp
  • Frederick Fennell
  • Claude T. Smith
  • W. Francis McBeth
  • Glen Adsit