Junior Honors Band

Junior Honors Band (grades 4-6)

Randall Stewart directs the Junior Honors Band, and Katherine Hanckel is the manager.

Auditions: Wednesday, November 10, 2021, Kenmore Middle School

  • Students may choose from five different audition times: 4:30 – 5:00, 5:00 – 5:30, 5:30 – 6:00, 6:00 – 6:30, 6:30 – 7:00
  • Check-in begins 15 minutes before each audition slot. Registration closes at 6:45 PM
  • Percussionists must audition on both snare and a mallet instrument
  • Students may leave when their audition is finished
  • Students may choose to send an audition video rather than attending in person auditions. Details are outlined below.

Instructions for Recorded Auditions for the APS Junior Honors Band:

  1. Make sure you have your instrument, music, and recording space ready. There should be no noise in the background. Ask your teacher for help if you need a quiet space to record.
  2. You and your instrument should be visible throughout the recording.
  3. You may use any device available to record, but the file must be submitted as an MP4 or MOV file.
  4. Your video should be in one “take,” without editing, but you may do as many “takes” as you wish.
  5. Please play your music in the following order:


    • B-flat Concert Scale
    • F Concert Scale
    • Chromatic Scale (optional)
    • Prepared piece


    • Buzz Roll
    • Flam
    • Prepared Piece (snare)
    • F Concert Scale
    • Prepared Piece (mallets)
  1. Once your recording is ready, please submit it to your teacher (if they did not record it on their own device), and your teacher will forward it to Dr. Stewart.
  2. Students may also choose to submit their audition recording with this form:  https://forms.gle/94pLjGsXSyriS87c9

Rehearsals and Performance:

  • Auditions are on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 – 4:30-7:00 PM, at Kenmore Middle School
  • Rehearsals are from 7:15–8:30 PM, Tuesdays, Jan. 4-March 15, 2022 at Kenmore Middle School
  • The snow make-up rehearsal dates are Monday, February 7 and Monday, February 28, 2022
  • Dress Rehearsal is on Monday, March 14
  • Performance, Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 7:00 PM at Kenmore Middle School
  • Snow Make-Up Date for the concert is Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 7:00 PM

Registration Materials for Junior Honors Band (grades 4 – 6):

Registration Materials for Junior Honors Band in Spanish (grades 4 – 6):

2021 – 2022 Audition Music for Junior Honors Band (grades 4 – 6):