APS News Release

Honors Band, Middle School Chorus and Orchestra Auditions Begin This Week

The APS Arts Education Department is holding auditions for Honors Chorus, Honors Band and Honors Orchestra for elementary and middle school students beginning on Mon, Oct. 26 and running through Friday, Nov 12.

Materials for interested students, including the registration form is available on the APS website, or from school music teachers. Pre-registration is highly recommended. Families who are unable to register online may register onsite the day of the audition.

Honors Band and Orchestra
Grade 7-8 Honors Band and Orchestra:
Auditions:
All auditions are being submitted Virtually, by either doing recordings at home or with a music teacher at school. Deadline is Fri, Nov. 12. Visit the Honors Band or Orchestra webpage for all information regarding registration and auditions: https://www.apsva.us/arts-education-overview/honors-band/ or https://www.apsva.us/arts-education-overview/honors-orchestra/

Rehearsals:

  • Wed, Jan. 26, Orchestra – 5:45-8:15 p.m., Band – 6-8:30 p.m., Kenmore Middle School
  • Thu, Jan. 27, Orchestra – 5:45-8:15 p.m., Band – 6-8:30 p.m., Kenmore Middle School
  • Fri, Jan. 28, Orchestra – 5:45-8:45 p.m., Band – 6-9 p.m. Kenmore Middle School
  • Dress Rehearsal, Sat, Jan. 2, staggered with all performing groups.Band: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Orchestra: 12:30-2 p.m.
  • Performance: Sat, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m., Kenmore Middle School (snow make-up performance is scheduled for Mon, Jan 31).

Middle School Honors Chorus
Grade 6-8 Middle School Honors Chorus
Auditions: Tue, Nov. 9, Kenmore Middle School. Auditions are from 5-8 p.m. Pre-registration online is encouraged and check-in begins 15 minutes prior to each audition slot. If needed, there also is an option to submit your auditions virtually. Visit the middle school Honors Chorus webpage for all information regarding registration and auditions.

Rehearsals:

  • Wed, Jan. 26, 5:30-8 p.m., Kenmore Middle School
  • Thu, Jan. 27, 5:30-8 p.m., Kenmore Middle School
  • Fri, Jan. 28, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Kenmore Middle School
  • Dress Rehearsal, Sat, Jan. 29, performing from 2-3:30 p.m., Kenmore Middle School.
  • Performance: Sat, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m., Kenmore Middle School (snow make-up performance is scheduled for Mon, Jan 31).

Junior Honors Orchestra and Band:
Grade 4-6 Jr. Honors Orchestra
Auditions: Mon, Nov. 8, Kenmore Middle School. Auditions are from 5-7:30 p.m. Pre-registration online is encouraged and check-in begins 15 minutes prior to each audition slot. Students may leave when their audition is finished. If needed, there also is an option to submit your auditions virtually. Visit the Junior Honors Orchestra webpage for all information regarding registration and auditions.

Early auditions available for violins only from 4-5 p.m. Check in begins 15 minutes prior to each audition slot.

Rehearsals:

  • 7-8:15 p.m., Tuesdays from Jan. 4 – March 15, and Mon, March 14 at Kenmore Middle School
  • Performance: Tue, March 15 at 7 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School
  • Tue, March 22 is a Performance snow make-up date if needed

Grade 4-6 Jr. Honors Band
Auditions: Mon, Nov. 10, at Kenmore Middle School. Auditions are from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Pre-registration online is encouraged and check-in begins 15 minutes prior to each audition slot. Students may leave when their audition is finished. If needed, there also is an option to submit your auditions virtually. Visit the Juniors Honors Band webpage for all information regarding registration and auditions.

Rehearsals:

  • 7:15-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays from Jan. 4 – March 15, and Mon, March 14 at Kenmore Middle School
  • Performance: Tue, March 15 at 7 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School
  • Tue, March 22 is a Performance snow make-up date if needed