Dear Parents and Students,
The District Honor Band & All-State Auditions are quickly approaching. This is a great opportunity for your student to grow as an individual musician! Auditions provide an opportunity for students to work
hard and reach new levels of performance on their instruments. Auditions prepare students to perform well in pressure situations such as concert performances, solo performances, and chair placements. Students who audition early in their music career increase their chances of success when they audition for top performing groups at the high school level and scholarship opportunities at the collegiate level.
District Honor Band & All-State are two separate events. District band is made up of the
best players from Cobb County and the All State Band is made up of the best players throughout Georgia! Students are placed in these ensembles by audition. Auditions will be held at Dodgen Middle School, Saturday December 6th. On the audition, students will play 4 major scales, chromatic scale, and sight-reading.
There is an audition fee that our state organization charges in order to run the event. The audition fee is $10 for Honor Band and an additional $20 for All-State Band and is due by Wednesday, September 10th, 2014.
Based upon the audition scores on December 6th, your student may become a member of the 2014-2015 District 12 Honor Band. The District 12 honor band will be hosted at Hightower Trail Middle School and will run Friday evening February 13th through Saturday February 14th and a concert on Sunday February 15th from 1:00-3:00. Location and times are coming soon.
If your student scores highly on the December 6th audition, they may qualify for the All-State Band second round audition. The 2nd round audition is held in January at Perry Middle School in Perry, GA. If you score high enough on the second audition, you may become a member of the 2014 Georgia All-State Band and perform in Savannah, GA in March!