Information & Application Form – Middle School Honor Groups

Information & Application Form – Middle School Honor Groups2018-07-26T11:44:28+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 Middle School applications/fees is 11:59 PM on October 26, 2018. Applications/fees will not be accepted or processed after the 11:59 PM timestamp on October 26, 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 will be no later than November 2, 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: Any student wishing to audition for piccolo is also required to also audition for flute. These are two separate auditions requiring two separate audition fees and two separate applications. 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.

Receiving the Audition Time(s):

  • Check the SCSBOA website AFTER November 16, 2018 for audition times.
  • Auditions will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Tesoro High School and Sunday, December 2 at Suzanne Middle School.
  • Refunds will not be issued.

Prepare for a Successful Audition:

  • Woodwind/Brass/Percussion Audition Preparation:
    • Download the Middle 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 Middle 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 Middle 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 7, 2018.

2019 SCSBOA Middle School Honor Band, String Orchestra, and Full Orchestra

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

Required Rehearsals:

Middle School Honor Group Application (Grades 6-8)

  • NO EXCHANGES OF SIZES.
  • Additional Auditions

  • School Information

  • Parent/Guardian Information

  • We, the undersigned, recommend this applicant as an outstanding student and musician. He/she is a member of the school band/orchestra, has excellent character, and is deserving of consideration for membership in an SCSBOA Honor Group. If accepted in the group, we will cooperate in assisting the student to meet his/her responsibilities of membership, including being present at rehearsals and performances. We have read and understand all the information contained on the Honor Group application and checklist. Signatures, membership number, and audition fee are required to process this application.
  • Membership

  • Audition Selection

    No phone calls for audition time. No walk-in applications will be accepted. Audition times WILL NOT be changed once processed by the SCSBOA office.
  • Reminder:
    1. Participation is limited to those students who are regularly enrolled in performance organizations at their respective school at the time of application, acceptance, rehearsal, and performance of the honor group (unless school performance organization does not exist).
    2. Auditions are limited to students whose directors are current SCSBOA members.
    3. If student is accepted, he/she will be required to pay a participation fee of $150.00.
    4. Students auditioning for Middle School Honor Groups may audition for both Middle School and Jazz Honor Groups but will not be able to participate in both if selected.
  • Tesoro High School
    December 1, 2018
    1 Tesoro Creek Road
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

    Suzanne Middle School
    December 2, 2018
    525 Suzanne Road
    Walnut, CA 91789
  • Application Fee

  • Includes $1.10 online transaction fee.
  • $0.00
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