Honors Band, Orchestra, and Chorus

2019 – 2020 Honors Band, Orchestra, and Chorus

all dates and times are tentative

  • The January 26th concert is now available to watch and share – https://vimeo.com/317499161
    • Includes Middle School Honors Chorus, Honors Orchestra and Band (grades 7 & 8)
  • Audition dates, performance dates and music will be updated throughout the summer of 2019.

Links to Registration Forms and Audition Materials:

Honors Music Groups Rehearsal and Concert Dates:

Junior Honors Band

(grades 4 – 6)

  • Auditions are on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 – 4:30-7:00 PM, at Kenmore Middle School
  • Rehearsals are from 7:15–8:30 PM, Tuesdays, Jan. 7–March 17, 2020, Mondays, Mar. 9 and 16 at Kenmore Middle School
  • The snow make-up rehearsal dates are Monday, February 3 and Monday, February 24, 2020
  • Performance, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 7:00 PM at Kenmore Middle School
  • Snow Make-Up Date for the concert is Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 7:00 PM, location TBD

Junior Honors Orchestra

(grades 4 – 6)

  • Auditions are on Monday, November 4, 2019 – 5:00-7:00 PM, at Kenmore Middle School. In addition, there will be extra violin only slots between 4:00-5:00 PM
  • Rehearsals are from 7:00–8:15 PM, Tuesdays, Jan. 7–March 17, 2020, Mondays, Mar. 9 and 16 at Kenmore Middle School
  • The snow make-up rehearsal dates are Monday, February 3 and Monday, February 24, 2020
  • Performance, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 7:00 PM at Kenmore Middle School
  • Snow Make-Up Date for the concert is Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 7:00 PM, location TBD

Honors Band

(grades 7 & 8)

  • Auditions are on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 – 4:30-7:00 PM, at Kenmore Middle School
  • All auditions, rehearsals, and concerts are at Kenmore Middle School
  • Rehearsal, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, 6:00-8:30 PM
  • Rehearsal, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, 6:00-8:30 PM
  • Rehearsal, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, 6:00-9:00 PM
  • Dress Rehearsals, Saturday, Jan. 25, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
  • In the event of a snow day, dress rehearsals on Saturday, January 25, may be lengthened
  • Concert – Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, 4:00 PM – Kenmore MS
  • Snow Make-Up Date for the concert is Monday, January 27, 2020, 7:00 PM, Kenmore MS

Honors Orchestra

(grades 7 & 8)

  • Auditions are on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 – 4:30-7:00 PM, at Kenmore Middle School
  • All auditions, rehearsals, and concerts are at Kenmore Middle School
  • Rehearsal, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, 5:45-8:15 PM
  • Rehearsal, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, 5:45-8:15 PM
  • Rehearsal, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, 5:45-8:45 PM
  • Dress Rehearsals, Saturday, Jan. 25, 12:30 PM-2:00 PM, Kenmore Middle School
  • In the event of a snow day, dress rehearsals on Saturday, January 25, may be lengthened
  • Concert – Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, 4:00 PM – Kenmore MS
  • Snow Make-Up Date for the concert is Monday, January 27, 2020, 7:00 PM, Kenmore MS
Elementary Honors Chorus (grade 5)
  • Auditions for the 2019 – 2020 season are at Kenmore Middle School
    • Monday, October 28 – 4:00-7:30 PM,
    • Tuesday, October 29 – 4:30-8:00 PM, and
    • Wednesday, October 30 – 4:00-7:30 PM
  • Rehearsals are from 6:45–8:00 PM, Tuesdays, Jan. 7–March 17, 2020, Mondays, Mar. 9 and 16 at Kenmore Middle School
  • The snow make-up rehearsal dates are Monday, February 3 and Monday, February 24, 2020
  • Performance, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 7:00 PM at Kenmore Middle School
  • Snow Make-Up Date for the concert is Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 7:00 PM, location TBD
Middle School Honors Chorus (grades 6, 7 & 8)
  • Auditions are on Thursday, November 7, 2019 – 5:00-8:00 PM, at Kenmore Middle School
  • All auditions, rehearsals, and concerts are at Kenmore Middle School
  • Rehearsal, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, 5:30-8:00 PM
  • Rehearsal, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, 5:30-8:00 PM
  • Rehearsal, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, 5:30-8:30 PM
  • Dress Rehearsals, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2:00-3:30 PM
  • In the event of a snow day, dress rehearsals on Saturday, January 265 may be lengthened
  • Concert – Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, 4:00 PM – Kenmore MS
  • Snow Make-Up Date for the concert is Monday, January 27, 2020, 7:00 PM, Kenmore MS

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