Honors Band, Orchestra, and Chorus

2017 – 2018 Honors Band, Orchestra, and Chorus

  • Rehearsals continue this week for Jr. Honors Band and Orchestra (grades 4 – 6) and Elementary Honors Chorus.  Chorus – 6:45 – 8:00, Orchestra – 7:00 – 8:15 and Band – 7:15 – 8:30
  • Congratulations, Honors Band and Orchestra (grades 7 & 8) and the Middle School Honors Chorus (grades 6 – 8) for a magnificent concert on January 20. CDs can be purchased by contacting RonArt Associates – 703-362-5373 or  ronart.assoc@gmail.com. Details on the AETV cable performance will be listed here at a later time.
  • Click here for the rehearsal tracks for the Elementary Honors Chorus

  • Auditions are complete for the 2017 – 2018 Honors Groups! We can’t wait to hear the performances. Information about each group is below.

  • If APS cancels evening activities, Honors rehearsals will not take place. School closings are posted at www.apsva.us/emergency-announcements/

Links to Registration Forms and Audition Materials:

Honors Music Groups Rehearsal and Concert Dates:

Junior Honors Band

(grades 4 – 6)

  • Rehearsals are from 7:15 – 8:30 PM, Tuesdays, Jan. 9 – March 13, 2018, Mondays, Mar. 12 and 19 at Kenmore Middle School
  • Monday, February 26, 2018 is a snow make-up date if needed
  • Performance, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:00 PM at Kenmore Middle School

Junior Honors Orchestra

(grades 4 – 6)

  • Rehearsals are from 7:00 – 8:15 PM, Tuesdays, Jan. 9 – March 13, 2018, Mondays, Mar. 12 and 19 at Kenmore Middle School
  • Monday, February 26, 2018 is a snow make-up date if needed
  • Performance, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:00 PM at Kenmore Middle School

Honors Band

(grades 7 & 8)

  • Rehearsal, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, 6:00-8:30 PM, Kenmore Middle School
  • Rehearsal, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, 6:00-8:30 PM, Wakefield High School
  • Rehearsal, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, 6:00-9:00 PM, Kenmore Middle School
  • Dress Rehearsals, Saturday, Jan. 20, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Kenmore Middle School
  • In the event of a snow day, dress rehearsals on Saturday, January 20, may be lengthened.
  • Concert, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, 4:00 PM, Kenmore Middle School
  • Snow Date Concert:  Monday, January 22, 2018, 7:00 PMKenmore Middle School

Honors Orchestra

(grades 7 & 8)

  • Rehearsal, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, 6:00-8:30 PM, Kenmore Middle School
  • Rehearsal, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, 6:00-8:30 PM, Wakefield High School
  • Rehearsal, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, 6:00-9:00 PM, Kenmore Middle School
  • Dress Rehearsals, Saturday, Jan. 20, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, Kenmore Middle School
  • In the event of a snow day, dress rehearsals on Saturday, January 20, may be lengthened.
  • Concert, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, 4:00 PM, Kenmore Middle School
  • Snow Date Concert:  Monday, January 22, 2018, 7:00 PMKenmore Middle School
Elementary Honors Chorus (grade 5)
  • Rehearsals are from 6:45 – 8:00 PM, Tuesdays, Jan. 9 – March 13, 2018, Mondays, Mar. 12 and 19 at Kenmore Middle School
  • Monday, February 26, 2018 is a snow make-up date if needed
  • Performance, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:00 PM at Kenmore Middle School
Middle School Honors Chorus (grades 6, 7 & 8)
  • Rehearsal, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, 6:00-8:30 PM, Kenmore Middle School
  • Rehearsal, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, 6:00-8:30 PM, Wakefield High School
  • Rehearsal, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, 6:00-9:00 PM, Kenmore Middle School
  • Dress Rehearsals, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, Kenmore Middle School
  • In the event of a snow day, dress rehearsals on Saturday, January 20, may be lengthened.
  • Concert, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, 4:00 PM, Kenmore Middle School
  • Snow Date Concert:  Monday, January 22, 2018, 7:00 PMKenmore Middle School

Please click the links below for specific information for each performing group.


Registration:

Early online registration for the county-wide musical groups is highly encouraged, to allow organizers of the event ample time to prepare. Registering online will allow for shorter wait time at the auditions. If you are unable to register online, please ask your school music teacher to help your student register. Click the appropriate link above, to access Audition Materials and Online Registration Forms .

In addition to the online registration, you may download other supporting files for each group listed above, including sheet music, practice audio tracks and a virtual audition video. All music is for audition purposes, only. Please contact your student’s music teacher if you have difficulty accessing any of the audition materials. You may also contact Kelly Breedlove, Arts Education Specialist, at 703-228-6171 if you have questions.

Membership in county-wide musical groups is by audition. A student may audition for more than one music group. If selected for more than one group, the student may have to choose one or the other.


Audition Information:

  • Audition material requirements for all of the performing groups are included in the links above
  • All auditions will be “blind” auditions. Do you want to see what a “blind” audition is like? Click here to watch a virtual “blind” audition: http://www.people.vcu.edu/~bhammel/main/bassoon/audition/
  • Thank you to Bruce Hammel for this great audition resource!

Questions? Please email Honors Registrar and webmaster:  Estelle Roth