Honors Band, Orchestra, and Chorus

2018 – 2019 Honors Band, Orchestra, and Chorus

  • 2018 – 2019 Season “Save the Dates” are all tentative and subject to change!
  • The links to mp3 files are housed within the APS Google Drive. Please sign in with your APS Google account ID and password to access.

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 13, 2018 – 4:30 – 7:00 PM, at Kenmore Middle School.
  • Rehearsals are from 7:15 – 8:30 PM, Tuesdays, Jan. 8 – March 19, 2019, Mondays, Mar. 11 and 18 at Kenmore Middle School
  • Monday, February 25, 2019, is a snow make-up date if needed
  • Performance, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 7:00 PM at Kenmore Middle School
  • Snow Make-Up Date for the concert is Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7:00 PM

Junior Honors Orchestra

(grades 4 – 6)

  • Auditions are on Monday, November 5, 2018 – 5:00 – 7:30 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. 8 – March 19, 2019, Mondays, Mar. 11 and 18 at Kenmore Middle School
  • Monday, February 25, 2019, is a snow make-up date if needed
  • Performance, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 7:00 PM at Kenmore Middle School
  • Snow Make-Up Date for the concert is Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7:00 PM

Honors Band

(grades 7 & 8)

  • Auditions are on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – 4:30 – 7:00 PM, at Kenmore Middle School
  • All auditions, rehearsals, and concerts are at Kenmore Middle School
  • Rehearsal, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, 6:00-8:30 PM
  • Rehearsal, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, 6:00-8:30 PM
  • Rehearsal, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, 6:00-9:00 PM
  • Dress Rehearsals, Saturday, Jan. 26, 11:00 AM – 12:30
  • In the event of a snow day, dress rehearsals on Saturday, January 26, may be lengthened.
  • Concert – Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, 4:00 PM
  • Snow Make-Up Date for the concert is Monday, January 28, 2019, 7:00 PM

Honors Orchestra

(grades 7 & 8)

  • Auditions are on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – 4:30 – 7:00 PM, at Kenmore Middle School
  • All auditions, rehearsals, and concerts are at Kenmore Middle School
  • Rehearsal, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, 6:00-8:30 PM
  • Rehearsal, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, 6:00-8:30 PM
  • Rehearsal, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, 6:00-9:00 PM
  • Dress Rehearsals, Saturday, Jan. 26, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, Kenmore Middle School
  • In the event of a snow day, dress rehearsals on Saturday, January 26, may be lengthened.
  • Concert – Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, 4:00 PM
  • Snow Make-Up Date for the concert is Monday, January 28, 2019, 7:00 PM
Elementary Honors Chorus (grade 5)
  • Auditions for the 2018 – 2019 season are on Monday, October 22 – 4:00-7:30 PM, Tuesday, October 23 – 4:30 – 8:00 PM, and Wednesday, October 24 – 4:00 – 7:30 PM, at Kenmore Middle School
  • Rehearsals are from 6:45 – 8:00 PM, Tuesdays, Jan. 8 – March 19, 2019, Mondays, Mar. 11 and 18 at Kenmore Middle School
  • Monday, February 25, 2019, is a snow make-up date if needed
  • Performance, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 7:00 PM at Kenmore Middle School
  • Snow Make-Up Date for the concert is Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7:00 PM
Middle School Honors Chorus (grades 6, 7 & 8)
  • Auditions are on Thursday, November 8, 2018 – 5:00 – 8:00 PM, at Kenmore Middle School. This is a very tentative date, and may be moved to November 1.
  • All auditions, rehearsals, and concerts are at Kenmore Middle School
  • Rehearsal, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, 6:00-8:30 PM
  • Rehearsal, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, 6:00-8:30 PM
  • Rehearsal, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, 6:00-9:00 PM
  • Dress Rehearsals, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
  • In the event of a snow day, dress rehearsals on Saturday, January 26, may be lengthened.
  • Concert – Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, 4:00 PM
  • Snow Make-Up Date for the concert is Monday, January 28, 2019, 7:00 PM

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