11thAnnual University Of Mobile Honor Band
February 6 – 8, 2020
Welcome to the 11th Annual University of Mobile Honor Band! Your time at UM Honor Band will be artistically inspiring, musically challenging, educational and FUN – all at the university ranked #1 Best Regional College in the South by College Consensus. University of Mobile is a Christ-centered academic community providing liberal arts and professional programs to renew minds through intellectual and spiritual development for the fulfilling of one’s professional calling.
The Alabama School of the Arts (ASOTA) at UM is dedicated to train, develop and educate the next generation of musicians to pursue excellence and impact others with their art. Our faculty are professional, award-winning musicians with experiences in touring groups, theatrical and church stages, orchestras and classrooms across the globe. ASOTA is currently home to more than 20 student ensembles which present hundreds of performances annually in schools, churches, public venues, civic and political meetings, and conferences – literally around the world.
Application deadline is November 18, 2019.
Mr. Zachary Harris
Zachary J. Harris taught instrumental music for 31 years in public schools in Mississippi. Prior to his retirement, he was Director of Bands for the Gulfport School District, where he oversaw all of the instrumental wind programs for the district. He conducted the Symphonic Band, taught the music for the marching band and served as Department Chairperson.
Mr. Harris, a native of Jackson, Mississippi, received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Mississippi Valley State University and his Masters of Music Education from the University of Mississippi. He started his teaching career at Newton High School, continued at Brookhaven High School and finally at Gulfport High School, with all three programs distinguishing themselves – both in marching and concert festivals as well as earning guest performance opportunities at state and national concert band festivals. He is a member of Mississippi Bandmasters Association Inc., where he is past president, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, National Federation High School Music Association and Phi Beta Mu, which inducted him into the Delta Chapter of Mississippi’s Hall of Fame in 2018.
Zachary is married to Sheila and they have two daughters, Brianna and Zacharia.
• University of Mobile Band Scholarships Offered to All First Chair Players.
• Dynamic Performances from UM Instrumental Ensembles. Including: RamCorps, The Symphonic Winds, The UM Jazz Band and Welsh Revival.
• The Opportunity to Premiere a New Band Composition.
• For the seventh year, students will have an opportunity which is completely unique to the University of Mobile Honor Band program – to perform the World Premiere of an original work for band, conducted by composer Steve Dunn.
• An Outstanding Guest Clinician Mr. Zachary Harris