N.C. Central District Honor Band
Auditions: Jan. 7, 2017 at Cary High School (Snow Date: Jan. 14)
Band Clinic/Concert: Jan. 27-28 at Apex Friendship High School
(Snow Date for Clinic is Feb. 3-4)
The Central District Honor Band is the most celebrated honor band in the area; however, it is the most challenging to get into. The competition is quite stiff: Each year @ 35 of our students audition; usually @12 students “win” a position in the band.
The audition site is Cary H.S. Students must arrange their own transportation. Students will be assigned a time period (usually 1-2 hours) during which they will audition (between 8:30am-6pm). Students may leave after they audition; results are posted online.
To audition, please complete the attachment below and return it to the band office with your $8.00 fee by Monday, Dec. 5th (checks made payable to ADHS Band Boosters). Visit www.ncbandmasters.org to get information about audition requirements (after entering the site, go to central district information). Make certain that you can attend the Honor Band Clinic and that you will prioritize the time to adequately prepare your scales/arpeggios (which MUST BE MEMORIZED IN ORDER) and solo. Please note that all students must perform their solo for the band director and/or instrumental clinician before the audition. The band director reserves the right to ask a student to refrain from participating if the student is not adequately prepared.
Students who make the honor band will receive additional information about the clinic weekend.
In sum, the Central District Honor Band Clinic will be held at Apex Friendship High School. We will make arrangements to have students transported to and from the site; no lodging will be necessary. There is a “clinic fee” of $25 that the selected students will also need to pay. (Band Boosters may help if funds are available.)
Central District Honor Band Audition
(Due Monday, Dec. 5, 2016)
My son/daughter ______________________________ in grade _____ has my permission to audition for the Central District Honor Band on Saturday, Jan. 7 on the following instrument(s) ___________________________________________. The auditions will be held at Cary H.S. and will begin at 8:30am (students must arrange their own transportation). I understand that if selected, my child will be available to rehearse and perform with the honor band on Jan. 27-28 at Apex Friendship H.S. An $8.00 audition fee per instrument must accompany this note (checks made payable to ADHS Band Boosters).