UNCP Honor Band

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is pleased to announce the 45th annual Honor Band, to be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023.

The high school clinician for the 2022 Honor Band was Robert W. Smith.  The middle school clinicians were Justin Dickson, Carroll Magnet MS, and Brad Maston, South Granville HS. Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2023 clinicians!

Information for nominating students will be sent to band directors in January 2023.  Directors can send a message to Meggan Hollis at meggan.hollis@uncp.edu to confirm that they are on the list to receive that email.

For more information contact Dr. Timothy Altman, director of bands, at 910.521.6230 or tim.altman@uncp.edu

Please enjoy the "Lincolnshire Posy" video posted above from the virtual UNCP Honor Band 2021.


    Robert W. Smith

    Robert W. Smith (b. 1958) is one of the most popular and prolific composers in America today. He has over 600 publications in print with the majority composed and arranged through his long association with Warner Bros. Publications and the Belwin catalog.

    Mr. Smith’s credits include many compositions and productions in all areas of the music field. His original works for winds and percussion have been programmed by countless military, university, high school, and middle school bands throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, South America and Asia. His Symphony #1 (The Divine Comedy), Symphony #2 (The Odyssey), Symphony #3 (Don Quixote), Inchon and Africa: Ceremony, Song and Ritual have received worldwide critical acclaim. His educational compositions such as The Tempest, Encanto, and The Great Locomotive Chase have become standards for developing bands throughout the world.

    Mr. Smith’s music has received extensive airplay on major network television as well as inclusion in multiple motion pictures. From professional ensembles such as the United States Navy Band, United States Air Force Band, Boston Pops and the Atlanta Symphony to school bands and orchestras throughout the world, his music speaks to audiences in any concert setting. As a conductor, clinician and keynote speaker, Mr. Smith has performed throughout North America, Asia, South America, Europe and Australia. His music has been recorded by various ensembles and is available on CD and download through iTunes, Amazon, and other recorded music outlets.

    Mr. Smith is the President/CEO of RWS Music Company, exclusively distributed through C. L. Barnhouse. In addition, he is currently teaching in the Music Industry program at Troy University in Troy, Alabama. His teaching responsibilities are focused in music composition, production, publishing and business.

    Past Clinicians

    • Rossano Galante
    • Brian Balmages
    • Dennis Fisher
    • Evan Feldman
    • Travis Cross
    • Rodney Winther
    • Robert Sheldon
    • Richard Saucedo
    • 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