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Honor Groups INFO 2017-2018

Please observe all application deadlines.

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Honor Band

  • January 1, 2018
  • See the website for application, rehearsal schedule, and other important information
  • Application deadline is OCTOBER 1


California Orchestra Directors Association Honor Orchestra (CODA/CMEA)

  • February 15-18 in San Jose
  • Application deadline is November 15 to Mr. Gangemi
  • Strings and Brass/WW/Percussion have different application procedures.  Brass/WW/Percussion must follow the CBDA requirements below.  If you are auditioning on a string instrument, please see Mr. Gangemi


California Band Directors Association State Honor Band/Orchestra/Jazz Band

  • Printable scales on website
  • New application process.  If you are interested in auditioning, you MUST email Mr. Gangemi so he can set up your account with CBDA.
  • February 15-18 in San Jose
  • Concert Bands, Orchestra, and Jazz Band
  • Concert Band - Band placement based on recorded audition, live auditions for chair placement
  • Jazz Band - acceptance and chair based solely on recorded audition
  • We can send up to 20 Concert/Orchestra CDs. If more than 20 are submitted we will decide who we will send
  • No limit for jazz.  Jazz will be done online like last year (see Mr. Gangemi for instructions)
  • All applications and fees (payable to WHSIMB) are due to Mr. Gangemi by NOON on Wednesday November 15, 2017
  • All recordings must be uploaded by Wednesday November 29, 2017 - NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
  • If you want help making your recording, please see Mr. Gangemi to schedule a recording appointment (very limited this year)


Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association Honor Bands/Orchestra

  • - Click on HONOR GROUPS
  • Live auditions; sight reading
  • All major scales required
  • New application process.  All applications are done online by the students.
  • Director Endorsement - Already signed by Mr. Gangemi (don't forget to put YOUR name on it before uploading - your application will be considered INCOMPLETE with no name)
  • Requirements, audition information, schedules and Dates online
  • Deadline to turn in applications:
    • Jazz - October 27, 2017
    • Concert/Orchestra - November 3, 2017


Ventura County Honor Band

  • Same scales as CBDA
  • Live auditions; sight reading
  • Audition music will be posted on or around October 1, 2017
  • Audition music is password protected. See Mr. Gangemi for the password