12thAnnual University Of Mobile Honor Band
February 4 – 6, 2021
Welcome to the 12th 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 named Best Value Regional College in the South by U.S. News & World Report.. 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 November 19, 2020
Meet Our Clinician: Jason Warnix
Mr. Jason Warnix has been a music educator in the state of Alabama since 2001. He is a native of Arab, AL and received his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of North Alabama. While at UNA, he was a member and section leader in various performance groups including the “Pride of Dixie” Marching Band, The UNA Concert Band and the UNA Percussion Ensemble. In 2001, he became the band director at Prattville Jr. High School where he led a program of more than 400 students. He became assistant band director at Prattville High School in 2004, where he was director of the Symphonic Band and all percussion instruction.
Mr. Warnix has been the director of bands at Wetumpka High School since 2008, and has guided the band to straight Superior Ratings and numerous Best in Class Awards at marching competitions. The band participated in the Alabama Bandmasters Association’s District Concert Assessment in 2009 – the first time for more than 12 years – and scored straight Superior Ratings. They have continued to excel in that area consistently ever since. Other performances for the Wetumpka High School Band have included the Alabama/Mississippi High School Football All-Star Game, the Dynamic Music Festival in Orlando and the Southern Star Music Festival in Atlanta. Members of the program have consistently placed in the Alabama All-State Band and numerous other Honor Bands.
As a performing percussionist, Mr. Warnix’s experience ranges from DCI front ensembles to local symphonies and other professional groups. He is a member of numerous professional music education organizations and is currently the chair of District 6 for the Alabama Bandmasters Association. He is married to Mandy and they have three daughters.
• 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