Kent State All-Star Band

An annual high school honor band opportunity hosted by the Kent State Band program

Note: The 2022 All-Star Band Festival has been postponed to March 25 and 26. If you were attending as a participant or audience member, please check your email for more information. Email with any questions.

Nomination Timeline and Process

  • Student Nominations Open Oct. 15
  • Student Nominations Due Nov 22
  • Acceptance Notification Due Dec. 7
  • Attendance Confirmation Due Dec. 18


  • $40 per participant


Friday 1:00-9:30 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 am-5:00 p.m.

Saturday Concert 7:00 p.m.
*Please arrive in Cartwright Hall by 6:30 p.m.

Nomination Form

The nomination period has ended.

Overnight Accommodations

  • Kent State University All-Star Band will NOT provide housing or chaperones for the weekend festival. 
  • Participants, parents, and/or directors are responsible for making housing and chaperone arrangements.
  • You can find information about area accommodations through the City of Kent Business Directory.