All-Star Band | School of Music | Kent State University

All-Star Band

The Kent State All-Star Band is an annual high School honor band opportunity hosted by the kent state band program

Thank you to everyone to a successful 2019 Festival! Complete Information for our 2020 Festival will be out in early fall.

We are excited to host the 2020 Kent State All-Star Band! Held on January 10-11, this honor band opportunity brings over 175 high school students to campus for a fun and intense two days of music-making. Band directors nominate students using the form below, and students are selected to participate in either the seventy-five member Honors Wind Symphony, or the 100-piece Honors Symphony Band. Optional accommodations for overnight student housing is available for an additional fee.

Guest Conductor

Our 2020 guest conductor will be announced soon!

Nominate your students

  • Nomination forms for the 2020 All-Star Band will be emailed to local band directors Fall 2019 and will be available by following the link below.
  • Nominations will be due on December 1, 2019.
  • 2020 All-Star Band Nomination Form (check back in Fall 2019). 


  • $35 participant fee

  • Optional: $35 overnight housing fee

Forms and Schedule

2019 Schedule

Pay for All-Star Band fees

Emergency Medical Form

Frequently Asked Questions