Honor Band Application/Audition Requirements
Honor Band Application/Audition Requirements

Honor Band Application/Audition Requirements

2018 Honor Band of America


Winds & Percussion Application/Audition Process

These audition requirments are for all musicians applying for the Honor Band of America and Wind and Percussion players interested in applying for the Honor Orchestra of America.

How to apply

To apply, complete the online application form at app.getacceptd.com/musicforall. Submit all information, audition fee, and audition recording by the deadlines listed below.

Wind and percussion players interested in applying for orchestra: Apply using the online application, or offline using the Honor Band of America application (select “prefer orchestra.”)

Honor Band and Orchestra* Winds and Percussion Application Deadlines:

• Final Application Deadline ($45 non-refundable application fee) is October 1, 2017.

* For string players for the Honor Orchestra of America, see the Honor Orchestra audition requirements and application for string deadlines.

Application Requirements:

• To apply, the student must be a member of his/her school band or orchestra program if the school has a band or orchestra program. Homeschooled students are welcome to apply.

• Applicants must be currently enrolled in high school (American or international equivalent) or a certified program of home study and 19 years of age or younger as of March 17, 2018.

How to submit audition recordings:

Audition recordings are to be submitted as video files online. Please submit your recordings at app.getacceptd.com/musicforall.

For questions, or if you have trouble applying and submitting your audition recording online, please call 800.848.2263 for assistance.

Audition Video and Audio Requirements:

Since this is the only chance for the student to be heard, the quality of the recording should be of utmost consideration. The quality of your recording will affect the evaluators’ ability to review and comment. A high quality audio and video recording is expected.

• Review your recording(s) before you submit to check the sound level and ensure the best audio quality.

• Be aware of the acoustic environment in which you record. Background noise and poor sound quality make your recording difficult to evaluate.

• Only unedited recordings can be accepted, and should be in high fidelity stereo.

• Dress for a performance. This is a professional audition.

• State your name, age and high school at the beginning of your audition recording.

Percussion Requirements:

• Percussion applicants must submit a representative solo on snare drum, marimba and timpani.

• Total time of audition recording not to exceed 15 minutes. More than one example is permitted if within the time limit.

Winds, Piano, Harp Audition Requirements:

• Two contrasting excerpts of your own choosing, each approximately two minutes in length.

• Students are encouraged to perform an excerpt that showcases technique and range, as well as an excerpt that showcases expressive and lyrical qualities.