6:00 PM18:00

Fall Concert II

A joint concert with the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts

@ the Rice Bandhall

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Parking is available in the Greenbriar Lot next to Rice Stadium.  Use Entrances 13 A & 13 B off Greenbriar, or Entrance 16 off Rice Blvd.

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6:00 PM18:00

Rice Band Hall Opening Celebration

This event officially celebrates the creation of a permanent rehearsal space for the Rice University Bands.

Musical groups that will perform include:

Houston Concert Band

Rice Symphonic Band

Rice Jazz Band & Jazz Combo

HCB Brass & Woodwind Ensembles

Houston Brass

Brass Beats


Use entrances 13 A 0r 13 B off Greenbriar Dr, or entrance 16 off Rice Blvd, and park in the Greenbriar lot.

Use entrances 13 A 0r 13 B off Greenbriar Dr, or entrance 16 off Rice Blvd, and park in the Greenbriar lot.

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2:00 PM14:00

Holiday Concert

  • West University Place Senior Center (map)
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Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to hear some great holiday music as we perform at West University Senior Community Center!  Sit back and enjoy the festive music, including some favorite classics, bringing holiday cheer!

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7:00 PM19:00

Houston Zoo Lights

See the Houston Zoo is a whole new light, with two million lights illuminating the Houston Zoo and music in the air!  Houston Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland each night from 6 pm – 10 pm. You’ll enjoy colorful light displays, festive holiday music, nightly live music performances, hot chocolate, and more!

For more information on Zoo Lights, including ticket information, click here.

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5:00 PM17:00

Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting

Every year on Thanksgiving evening, thousands of Houstonians and out-of-town guests gather along Post Oak Boulevard for the annual Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting with Fireworks. This FREE family event features festive music by local groups, holiday characters including larger than life Santa’s reindeer, a special appearance from Santa, lighting of more than a half million twinkling lighting on 80 trees, and an incredible fireworks extravaganza.

For more information on the event, including a map showing parking information, click here.

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8:00 AM08:00

Solo & Ensemble Invitational

The Houston Concert Band, Band and Orchestra Solo and Ensemble Contest for 2015 will be taking place Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at Episocpal High School.  The Contest will begin at 8:30 am with a meeting with the judges, and the students will begin playing at 9:00 am. The contest will run on a six- minute schedule for as long as is needed throughout the day. Students who are enrolled in their school music program are eligible to participate.

Music selections can be taken from the current UIL Prescribed Music List or can be chosen at a level appropriate for the younger student. Judges must be provided with original scores with all measures numbered. Soloists are responsible for securing their own accompanist. The entry fee will be $7 for each student who will play a solo. If an ensemble is playing, each student in the ensemble will need to pay an entry fee of $7. This will defray the costs of piano rental, honorariums for the judges and other operating expense. There will be a school registration fee of $50.

Please download the forms below.
Entry Form
Adjudication Form
Participant Rating Form

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