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 ๐Ÿ˜.
    • 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 Friday, December 3rd at 11:59 PM.
      Virtual Performance YouTube Premiere Friday, January 21st @ TBA.
  2. Honor Group Performance – We are currently in plans for two options 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.
    • OPTION #1 – IN-PERSON
      • Virtual Audio Audition with the currently posted audition scales and excerpts.
        • The audition window will open January 1st, & will close on February 4th.
        • Honor Group Audition fee will be $35 per student.
      • Rehearsal on Saturday, April 2nd & Sunday, April 3rd
        • Location – TBA
        • Time – 9 AM until 4 PM
      • Dress Rehearsal on Saturday, April 9th
        • Location – TBA
        • Time – TBA
      • Concert Performance on Saturday, April 9th w/ HS Honor Groups
        • Location – TBA
        • Time – TBA
    • OPTION #2 – VIRTUAL
      • Virtual Audio Audition with the currently posted audition scales and excerpts.
        • The audition window will open January 1st, & will close on February 4th.
      • Rehearsal on Saturday, April 2nd & April 9th
        • Zoom Links will be sent out to those accepted
        • Tentative Schedule
          • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Meet & greet with Manger & Conductor
          • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Sectionals
          • 10:30 AM – 10: 40 AM: BREAK
          • 10:40 AM – 11: 30 AM: Rehearsal with Conductor
          • 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Video submission instructions, Q&A
        • Video submissions are due by Friday, April 22nd at 11:59 PM.
        • Honor Group Performance YouTube Premiere Friday, June 3rd at 7:30 PM