Festival of Winds Honor Band

Letter to Directors

Dear Colleagues:

This year Hendrix College and the Hendrix College Wind Ensemble will be hosting the sixth Festival of Winds Honor Band. We look forward to welcoming students from across Arkansas and the surrounding states to our campus for an exciting day of music making.

This one-day honor band will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Please nominate some of your best students to participate in this special event by filling out the online nomination form. Feel free to nominate as many students as you would like. Using the enclosed form, you may wish to gather information from your students before submitting nominations online. The festival will culminate in a concert featuring the Festival of Winds Honor Band and the Hendrix College Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.

As part of the event, I will lead a session for directors, and there will also be a directors luncheon.

Enclosed is a brochure with more details about the event, including the schedule and the selection process. Please note that the deadline to submit nominations online is March 15, 2016.

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful break with time to rest and recharge your batteries. I hope to see you and your students at our festival this year!

All the best,


Dr. Gretchen Renshaw
Wind Ensemble Conductor, Low Brass Instructor
Hendrix College
1600 Washington Ave.
Conway, AR 72034
Ph: (501) 450-1422

Click here to view a PDF of this year's Festival of Winds brochure