Jr. Honors Orchestra

Junior Honors Orchestra (grades 4-6)

Kristin Gomez directs the Junior Honors Orchestra, and Michelle Shine is the manager.


Auditions:  Monday, November 8, 2021 – 5:00 – 7:30 PM, Violins Only – 4:00 – 5:00 –  Kenmore MS

  • Auditions are on Monday, November 8, 2021 – 5:00 – 7:30 PM, at Kenmore Middle School. In addition, there will be extra violin only slots between 4:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Students may choose from four different audition times: 5:00 – 5:30, 5:30 – 6:00, 6:00 – 6:30, 6:30 – 7:00, 7:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Early auditions available for Violins Only from 4:00 – 4:30 PM, 4:30 – 5:00 PM
  • Check-in begins 15 minutes before the chosen audition slot. Registration closes at 6:45 PM
  • Students may leave when their audition is finished
  • Students may choose to send an audition video rather than attending in person auditions. Details are posted below

Instructions for Recorded Auditions for the APS Junior Honors Orchestra:

  • 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. Be careful of the lighting; be sure there is no window or bright light behind you.
  • Violins and violas should stand up when they play the audition video
  • Be sure to tune your instrument before you make your video
  • You and your instrument should be visible throughout the recording
  • You may use any device available to record, but the file must be submitted as an MP4 or MOV file.
  • Your video should be in one “take,” without editing, but you may do as many “takes” as you wish

Please play your music in the following order:

  • D Major Scale, one or two octaves
  • G Major Scale
  • The prepared piece (excerpt)
  1. Once the recording is ready, please submit it to your Orchestra teacher (if they did not record it on their own device), and your teacher will forward it to Ms Gomez.
  2. Students may choose to submit their audition videos with this form:  https://forms.gle/yAJpTr2C4df5XE3Y6

Good luck!


Rehearsals and Performance: 

  • Rehearsals are from 7:00 – 8:15 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 Orchestra (grades 4 – 6):

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

Audition Music and Materials for Junior Honors Orchestra (grades 4 – 6):

Audition Music (pdf files):

Junior Honors Orchestra Scoring Sheet