Southeastern Honor Band

It is time once again to begin the process of selecting members for the annual Southeastern Louisiana University Honor Band, which will take place on Friday and Saturday, December 1 - 2, 2023. We are very excited to be hosting this event and see as many students and directors on campus as possible. We are condinuting the format of having two ensembles, a Wind Ensemble and a Symphonic Band. Dr. Nicholas Williams, who is the Director of Bands at the University of Georgia will be the conductor of the Wind Ensemble, and I will be conducting the Symphonic Band. I am looking forward to working with your students and seeing all of you.

Please nominate as many students as you feel would benefit from this experience. While we will do our best to accept as many students as we can, we may not be able to accept everyone. Please rank your students accordingly. The nomination form can be downloaded below

Nominations are due by Wednesday, November 8th. As a reminder, we invite you to submit as many names as you would like for consideration. We encourage you to nominate students who are truly outstanding in your program; we want this weekend to be a reward for your students who have gone above and beyond the call of duty!

This year’s audition music will be the current All State excerpts for the fall of 2023. Copies of that can be obtained on the appropriate website. The registration fee will be $35 per student and must be paid prior or during registration the morning of Friday, December 1st. If you would like, you can also send a check to:

Robert Schwartz
Southeastern Louisiana University
SLU 10815 Hammond, LA 70402

See below for a link to a tentative schedule for your convenience as well as the nomination form. All nominations are to be sent to my email address ( by November 8th. Please let me know if you have any further questions going forward. We are very excited about hosting everyone on our campus!

Thank you,
Robert Schwartz, D.M.A.
Director of Bands
Southeastern Louisiana University
(985) 549 – 5198


Nominations Form

Tentative Schedule