The UNO School of Music hosted the 2018 BOCH festival on January 26-28. While most institutions hold separate honors events for each ensemble, the BOCH Festival combines these groups to host an event that brings more than 300 high school students from across Nebraska and the Midwest to work with nationally renowned clinicians.
This unique experience culminated with a performance at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Sunday, January 28. The festival also included a UNO faculty showcase performance as part of the International Concert Series, and a UNO Ensembles Concert featuring the Concert Choir and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
Though a rigorous audition process, high school musicians from across Nebraska and surrounding states are selected to come together and perform with other musicians at one of Omaha’s premiere performance venues. Students have the opportunity to work with UNO Music faculty and students as well as guest clinicians in both masterclass and rehearsal settings. It is a fun-filled weekend of music making and learning with other talented musicians.