2020 Archdiocesan Honor Band (HB2020)


This is the official blog of the 2020 Archdiocesan Honor Band (HB2020).  My name is Michael Norton, and it is my privilege to direct the HB2020.  I had the pleasure of directing the Festival Band in both 2017 and 2018, and I am eager to see some of those band students from those two ensembles again who are now part of HB2020.  You are all part of a very unique ensemble, and we are in store for a terrific program of exciting and enjoyable band music performances!

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This blog will be used to keep all our members and families updated with any music news and playing resources to help make practicing, rehearsing, and performing together achieve musical excellence.  Please be sure to check into this blog regularly for notes and messages regarding the band, its music, and helpful tips for all band musicians in the HB2020.

Questions or concerns?  Please post a comment onto this blog or via email below: saamusicdepartment@gmail.com

I look forward to meeting everyone at our first rehearsal in January as copied from the aemusic site:
Jan. 5, 2020 - 2:30 - 4:45 - at Cardinal O'Hara HS
Jan. 12 - 2:30 - 4:45 - at Cardinal O'Hara HS
Jan. 19 - 2:30 - 4:45 - at Cardinal O'Hara HS
Feb. 2 - 2:30 - 4:45 - at Cardinal O'Hara HS
Feb. 7 - 2:30 - then concert at 7:00 PM - at Cardinal O'Hara HS
(Just in case - Snow Date- Wed. Feb. 12 at Cardinal O'Hara HS)
Kimmel Info:  These rehearsals are MANDATORY!
Rehearsal at Bishop Shanahan HS - Wednesday - April 15, 2020
12 noon to 4 PM - Bus transportation at different locations (mandatory)
Rehearsal at Kimmel Center - Monday - April 20, 2020 - 10 AM to 2 PM 
(Bus transportation at different locations) (mandatory)
Kimmel Concert - at Kimmel - 7 PM no transportation provided

Musically yours,
Michael J. Norton


  1. Hi Mr. Norton, good to be working with you again. See you in January! In the mean time, I noticed my name was misspelled - it's Ferrante (ante, not ente). Thanks! Andrew

  2. Hi Mr. Norton. I couldn't find any subscribe link.

  3. Hello if we are participating in both honor and jazz band. Do we need to turn in two medical forms or can we turn in one.

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