Marching Band Day

Spend a day with the Concordia university marching band!

The Cardinal Regiment Marching Band is excited to welcome brass, woodwind, percussion players in grades 9-12 to spend the day rehearsing and playing with our marching band at either the Saturday, October 22 or Saturday, November 12 home football game. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a music rehearsal in which we will play through our music for the day. Lunch and a T-shirt will be provided to all participating students. The football game begins at 1 p.m.; students will watch the CUAA band perform our Pre-Game Show and then participate in playing music in the stands. Participating students will then join the Cardinal Regiment for our Half Time Show (playing only, no marching), and continue to play in the stands for the second half of the game. The day will conclude at the end of the football game, approximately 4:00 p.m.

October 22nd Register

November 12th Register

Honor Orchestra Day

The Concordia University Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. William Perrine, is hosting its annual Honor Orchestra Day on Friday, November 18 through Saturday, November 19, 2022. The Honor Orchestra allows talented high school orchestra students to learn and perform music side by side with college students enrolled in the Orchestra, and provides a chance for students to experience music making in the environment of a small private liberal arts university.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, November 18 with an alternate registration at 3:30 p.m. for students joining at the conclusion of classes at local public schools. Students will have master classes with Concordia’s music faculty, and will present a short concert on Saturday, November 19 at 3:00 p.m. Housing is available for students needing to travel more than 30 miles to attend.

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Worship Arts Day

Concordia University Ann Arbor will host a Worship Arts Day from February 3-4, 2023. This immersive experience will give interested high school students the opportunity to learn and apply skills in contemporary worship on their instrument and/or as vocalists. Breakout sessions will include specific instruction on voice, guitar, keyboard, and percussion, as well as songwriting and creative use of hymns. Devotional time will include a “worship-in-the-round” experience for the participants, and a final worship service for friends and family, where the students will showcase what they have learned alongside CUAA Worship Arts students.

High School seniors attending Worship Arts Day in February who are also interested in auditioning for CUAA Music Scholarships will have the opportunity to audition while on campus for this event.

Space is limited for this event, and registrations will be taken “first-come, first-served.” Registration cost is free and includes all meals, overnight lodging, and a t-shirt.

Check-in will begin at 4:30pm on Friday, February 3 in the Kreft Center on the campus of CUAA. The final worship service will conclude by 4:00pm on Saturday, February 4.

Please contact Dr. John Boonenberg (john.boonenberg@cuaa.edu), Director of Church Music, for more information regarding this event.

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Honor Band Day

The Concordia University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. William Perrine, is hosting its annual Honor Band Day on Friday, March 3 through Saturday, March 4 2023. The Honor Band allows talented high school band students to learn and perform music side by side with college students enrolled in the Wind Ensemble, and provides a chance for students to experience music making in the environment of a small private liberal arts university.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 3 with an alternate registration at 3:30 p.m. for students joining at the conclusion of classes at local public schools. Students will have master classes with Concordia’s music faculty, and will present a short concert on Saturday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m. Housing is available for students needing to travel more than 30 miles to attend.

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Honor Choir Day

The Concordia University Choir, under the direction of Dr. John Boonenberg, is hosting its annual Honor Choir Day on Friday, March 3 through Saturday, March 4 2023. The Honor Choir allows talented high school band students to learn and perform music side by side with college students enrolled in Concordia Choir, and provides a chance for students to experience music making in the environment of a small private liberal arts university.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 3 with an alternate registration at 3:30 p.m. for students joining at the conclusion of classes at local public schools. Students will have master classes with Concordia’s music faculty, and will present a short concert on Saturday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m. Housing is available for students needing to travel more than 30 miles to attend.

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