Information & Application Form – High School Honor Groups

Information & Application Form – High School Honor Groups2018-09-25T08:29:05+00:00
This is NOT the Jazz Honor Groups (JHG) application. The JHG application is a separate application/fee.

Audition Application Process for 2019

Checklist:

  1. All applications MUST be submitted online along with your $35 application fee payable via credit/debit card. No other payment method will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  2. The time-stamped deadline for High School applications/fees is 11:59 PM on November 2, 2018Applications/fees will not be accepted or processed after the 11:59 PM timestamp on November 2, 2018 and no audition times will be issued. No walk-in applications or payments will be accepted.
  3. Directors will receive a listing of students from their school who wish to audition for verification and audition approval. Deadline for verification to the SCSBOA office will be no later than November 9, 2018. There will be NO refund for non-approved applications.

Completing the Application:

  1. Complete the online application. Please make sure to fill out the application in its entirety, including electronic signatures at the end of the application.
  2. Select the date you wish to audition and provide a preference of AM/PM audition time and the instrument(s) you are auditioning on. Time preferences are not guaranteed.
    • NOTE: Students wishing to audition on PICCOLO, ENGLISH HORN, or Eb CLARINET are required to also audition on their primary instrument of FLUTE, OBOE, or Bb CLARINET, respectively. Students must have two separate applications with two separate audition fees. The two auditions will be scheduled at separate times to allow transition and warm-up of the second instrument. Students auditioning on String Bass (band and orchestra) should prepare the scales and excerpts listed under String Audition: String Bass.
  3. Please make sure to fill out the application in its entirety, including electronic signatures at the end of the application.
  4. Upon submission of application and fee, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your transaction. This receipt will also be sent to the SCSBOA office. Please do not contact the office to see if your application has been received. Confirmation can also be found at the SCSBOA website under the Honor Groups tab.

Receiving the Audition Time(s):

  • Check the SCSBOA website AFTER November 16, 2018 for audition times.
  • Auditions will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego  and Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale.
  • Refunds will not be issued.

Prepare for a Successful Audition:

  • Woodwind/Brass/Percussion Audition Preparation:
    • Download the High School Audition List from the SCSBOA website under the Honor Groups tab, find your instrument on the list, and purchase the appropriate book(s) for your solo piece.
    • Download the instrument-specific High School Scale Requirements from the SCSBOA website under the Honor Groups tab.
    • Practice scales, solo piece and sight-reading skills (ask your private teacher or director for advice on sight-reading).
  • String Audition Preparation; Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass:
    • Download the string instrument-specific audition excerpt from the SCSBOA website under the Honor Groups tab.
    • Download the instrument-specific High School Scale Requirements from the SCSBOA website under the Honor Groups tab.
    • Practice scales, solo piece and sight-reading skills (ask your private teacher or director for advice on sight-reading).

Audition Results:

Audition results will be posted online under the Honor Groups tab AFTER December 14, 2018.

2019 SCSBOA High School Honor Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Orchestra

  • All accepted honor musicians will receive assigned music parts in the mail.

Required Rehearsals:

High School Honor Group Application (Grades 9-12)