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Please see below for the most updated 2022 SCSBOA “IN-PERSON” Middle School Honor Group information regarding rehearsal and performance.

  • Audition materials are posted on the SCSBOA website now. The audition window for submission will open January 1, 2022 and will close on February 4, 2022 at 11:59 PM. You will receive an error message if you try to access the audition site before the window open date.
  • Rehearsals will be Saturday, March 26 & Sunday, March 27 @ Woodbridge HS in Irvine from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Performance will be on Saturday, April 2 @ Woodbridge HS in Irvine. 4:00 PM for Symphonic Band & @ 6:00 PM for String Orchestra & Symphonic Strings.

This year the Middle School Honor Group will have the following ensembles students will be placed.

  • String Orchestra conducted by Ami Garvin (Suzanne Middle School);
  • Symphonic Strings conducted by Curt Richardson (retired), and;
  • Symphonic Band conducted by Eric Mabrey (Olympian High School).

To follow the CDC guidelines and protocols, Symphonic Band will rehearse and perform outside under a covered space. The String Orchestra and Symphonic Strings will be indoors with masks on. String groups will perform in the theater.

Take a moment and encourage your students to apply for the 2022 Middle School Honor Groups!

MIDDLE SCHOOL BANDS & ORCHESTRAS: Middle School will be split into two timelines: Virtual Ensemble for all levels and Honor Groups.

  1. Virtual Performance
    • Requirements
      • Teacher must be a current member (2021-2022) of the SCSBOA.
      • Open to all levels in 6th through 8th grade. This is not an auditioned ensemble.
      • Students must be currently enrolled in their school band and/or orchestra.
      • We encourage teachers to also submit a video as well!
        • Please try and submit the 2nd or 3rd parts 😁.
    • Only SCSBOA members whose students are participating in the Virtual Ensemble will have access to the sheet music upon request.
    • Specific video submission, and payment information instructions will be posted on the SCSBOA website under the Performing Ensemble tab on the home page by October 15.
      • Virtual Performance participation fee will be $35 per person.
    • Virtual Performance submissions are due by February 13 at 5:00 PM.
      Virtual Performance YouTube Premiere  TBA.
  2. Honor Group Performance – We are currently in plans for an in-person option as planning will be based on the COVID protocols and restrictions of the CDC and CDPH guidelines. It is also based on when vaccines will be available for students 12 years and under.
    •  IN-PERSON
      • Audition materials are posted on the SCSBOA website now. The audition window for submission will open January 1, 2022 and will close on February 4, 2022. You will receive an error message if you try to access the audition site before the window open date.  The audition fee is $35.  The participation fee for students who are selected into the Middle School Honor Groups is $160.
      • Rehearsals will be Saturday, March 26 & Sunday, March 27 @ Woodbridge HS in Irvine from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
      • Performance will be on Saturday, April 2 @ Woodbridge HS in Irvine. 4:00 PM for Symphonic Band & @ 6:00 PM for String Orchestra & Symphonic Strings.