Our students are eligible to audition for two different honor bands (they may do one or both). If a student auditions and is selected to participate in an honor band, he/she will be invited to participate in a two-day clinic with other students from other area schools. These clinics consist of a day and a half of rehearsal followed by a performance for family and friends. Below are details regarding each band.
North Central Directors’ Association (NCDA)
To audition for this honor band, students must be taking private lessons, and/or be coming in outside of school once a week for extra help. It requires a great deal of practice and work to make this band. Please do not sign up to audition for this honor band unless you and your student are fully committed to spending extra time preparing for the audition. There is a 7th grade honor band and an 8th/9th grade honor band.
Audition Date: November 8th
Clinic Dates: January 9th-10th
Audition material can be downloaded from the band website and/or we can copy it for your student. http://perkinstryonbands.weebly.com/honor-band-auditions.html
This honor band is much more audition friendly. While it still requires extra practice time from the students, it is not as rigorous an audition as NCDA. Students are required to come in twice, outside of school, for extra help. There is a 7th/8th grade honor band; however, some of our 8th grade students may be interested in auditioning for the High School honor band.
Audition Date: November 15th
Clinic Dates: January 30th-31st
Audition material will be made available for students that sign up.
There is a $10 nonrefundable audition fee for each band. The sign up and payment deadline for each audition is October 3rd.