Honor Band

University of Mobile Honor Band

February 9–11, 2017

We invite all high school band instrumentalists to apply for a chance to be part of a tremendous three day event. You will find that your time with the UMobile Honor band will be musically challenging, inspiring, educational AND fun!


  • UMobile Band Scholarships Offered to All First Chair Players

  • Dynamic Performances from UMobile Instrumental Ensembles

    Including: RamCorps, The Symphonic Winds, The UM Jazz Band and Welsh Revival.

  • The Opportunity to Premiere a New Band Composition

    For the fourth consecutive year, students will present the world premiere of a new wind band composition, conducted by the composer, Steve Dunn. As a bonus, all participating band programs will receive a complimentary copy of the work for their library.


*Deadline for Applications and Nominations is November 21.

Guest Clinician

Mr. Chris Neugent


Chris Neugent has been the Director of Bands at Spain Park High School, Hoover, Alabama, since 2011. Prior to his appointment as Band Director, he served as Associate Band Director at Spain Park, Band Director at Simmons Middle School, and Associate Band Director at Oak Grove High School. His duties include leading The Pride of the Park Marching Band, Chamber Winds, and Symphonic Band. Under his leadership, Mr. Neugent’s bands have received consistent Superior Ratings at contests and festivals in every area of performance – symphonic, marching and jazz.


Mr. Neugent received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in Music Education from the University of Alabama and is a National Board Certified teacher. While attending UA, he served as the principal clarinetist of the UA Wind Ensemble and Huxford Symphony Orchestra and performed in several other ensembles included the Million Dollar Band. His professional affiliations include MENC, and ABA.


Outside of his teaching capacities at Spain Park, Mr. Neugent also enjoys serving as the Orchestra Director at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama.


Mr. Neugent and his wife, Angie, have been blessed with six children and currently reside in Helena, Alabama.

Upcoming Events


-Symphonic Winds Concert
October 18, Shiloh Baptist Church


-Jazz Band Concert
October 22, Saraland Performing Arts Center


-UMobile Opera Presents: Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers”
November 5 and 6, Saraland Performing Arts Center


-Christmas Spectacular
November 17 – 20, Cottage Hill Baptist Church, Mobile, AL




-Night Of The Classical Masters
February 21, Dauphin Way United Methodist Church, Mobile, AL


-Fifth Annual UM Jazz Band Festival
March 23, Saraland Performing Arts Center


-Jazz Band Concert
March 25, Saraland Performing Arts Center


-Symphonic Winds Concert
March 28, Location TBD


-Saviour – A Modern Oratorio
April 8 – 9, Dauphin Way Baptist Church, Mobile, AL


-UMobile Music Theater Presents: “The Secret Garden”
April 22 and 23, Saraland Performing Arts Center


-The Center for Performing Arts Present: Spring Spectacular
April 30, Location TBD