Honors Music – Band, Chorus, Orchestra

2021 – 2022 Honors Band, Orchestra, and Chorus

All audition times, rehearsal dates and performances are subject to change, due to Covid restrictions

If you have any questions, please email: christopher.monroy@apsva.us

Links to Registration Forms and Audition Materials:

Honors Music Groups Rehearsal and Concert Dates:

Junior Honors Band (grades 4 – 6)
  • Auditions are on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 – 4:30-7:00 PM, at Kenmore Middle School
  • Students may choose to send an audition video rather than attending in person auditions. Details are posted here.
  • 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
Junior Honors Orchestra (grades 4 – 6)
  • 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 to send an audition video rather than attending in person auditions. Details will be on our website.
  • 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
Honors Band (grades 7, 8 and 9)
  • Auditions will be submitted by video this year. There will be no in person auditions. Instructions will be posted soon.
  • Deadline for Video submission are Monday, November 8, 2021
  • All rehearsals, and concerts are at Kenmore Middle School
  • Rehearsal, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, 6:00-8:30 PM
  • Rehearsal, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, 6:00-8:30 PM
  • Rehearsal, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, 6:00-9:00 PM
  • Dress Rehearsals, Saturday, Jan. 29, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
  • In the event of a snow day, dress rehearsals on Saturday, January 29, may be lengthened
  • Concert – Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, 4:00 PM – Kenmore MS
  • Snow Make-Up Date for the concert is Monday, January 31, 2022, 7:00 PM, Kenmore MS
Honors Orchestra (grades 7, 8 and 9)
  • Auditions will be submitted by video this year. There will be no in person auditions. Instructions will be posted soon.
  • Deadline for Video submission are Monday, November 8, 2021
  • All rehearsals, and concerts are at Kenmore Middle School
  • Rehearsal, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, 5:45-8:15 PM
  • Rehearsal, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, 5:45-8:15 PM
  • Rehearsal, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, 5:45-8:45 PM
  • Dress Rehearsals, Saturday, Jan. 29, 12:30 PM-2:00 PM, Kenmore Middle School
  • In the event of a snow day, dress rehearsals on Saturday, January 29, may be lengthened
  • Concert – Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, 4:00 PM – Kenmore MS
  • Snow Make-Up Date for the concert is Monday, January 31, 2022, 7:00 PM, Kenmore MS
Elementary Honors Chorus (grade 5)
  • Auditions for the 2021 – 2022 season are at Kenmore Middle School
    • Tuesday, October 26 – 4:30-8:00 PM,
    • Wednesday, October 27 – 4:00-7:30 PM, and
    • Thursday, October 28 – 4:30-7:30 PM
    • Students may choose to send an audition video rather than attending in person auditions.
      • If submitting a recorded audition, please contact your home school music teacher.
  • Rehearsals are from 6:45–8:00 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
Middle School Honors Chorus (grades 6, 7 & 8)
  • Auditions are on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 – 5:00-8:00 PM, at Kenmore Middle School
  • All auditions, rehearsals, and concerts are at Kenmore Middle School
  • Rehearsal, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, 5:30-8:00 PM
  • Rehearsal, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, 5:30-8:00 PM
  • Rehearsal, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, 5:30-8:30 PM
  • Dress Rehearsals, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 2:00-3:30 PM
  • In the event of a snow day, dress rehearsals on Saturday, January 29 may be lengthened
  • Concert – Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, 4:00 PM – Kenmore MS
  • Snow Make-Up Date for the concert is Monday, January 31, 2022, 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 Chris Monroy, Humanities & Honors Music Program Coordinator, at 703-228-6299 if you have questions.Students must be enrolled in Arlington Public Schools in order to audition and/or participate in Arlington Public School programs. Students are required to audition for the appropriate grade level the audition requires. 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