HIGH SCHOOL BANDS & ORCHESTRA: High School Honor Groups WILL have an event in the spring. Due to current (and ever changing) health regulations, it is not possible to house the honor groups within the winter conference, so we will again move the honor group experience to the spring. We have an in-person plan, which is our strong hope, that includes an outdoor live and in-person performance. The details are still being finalized, rehearsals are scheduled for April 8 and 9, 2022, with a performance April 9th. If by December, things look like we need to again move to an online experience, we will offer something similar to last year’s honor groups via zoom sessions and virtual ensembles-with a student preparation day scheduled for the morning of 3/19. Our guest conductors have been amazingly gracious and flexible, and I cannot wait to see the great work they will do with our students. Students will know which version of the honor groups they are auditioning for before they sign up/submit their auditions, so they can calendar their time and manage their expectations appropriately. Audition materials are posted on the SCSBOA website now. The audition window will open January 1, 2022, and will close on February 4, 2022.