Archdiocesan Honor Band – 2021
Guest Conductor is : Michael J. Norton
Although things may change as usual, here are our tentative plans for the Archdiocesan Elementary Festival, Jazz and Honor Bands for the next school yea in the SPRING, 2021.
Unlike the choral and string groups who never had a rehearsal or concert, the Honor Band had successful rehearsal instruction for many weeks and did hold their annual concert as did Jazz Band. Because of this, we will revert to the usual band and jazz audition for only students in next year’s 6, 7, or 8th grade. Their audition solos and other info is also on our web page. www.aemusic.org. Their names must be submitted by the school’s band director to audition by only audio recordings. For band auditions, scales do not have to be memorized. Teachers must audio record their students if the student wished to audition for a first chair in their section (deadline for audio recordings made by their teacher, is Jan. 1, 2021. Otherwise teacher will rate students on line for 2nd and 3rd instrument parts.
Next year ‘s 9th graders have the opportunity to audition for the HS All Catholic Band and All Catholic Jazz Band. Their high school band director can give them that information at the high school they will attend.
Concert next year will be on Sunday, MAY 9, 2021 at Archbishop Wood HS, afternoon concert at 4:30.
Rehearsals: April 18, 25, May 2, 2021. 2:30 to 4:45 at Archbishop Wood HS.
IMPORTANT = All music folders of the Honor Band from this past season MUST be returned back to the school’s band director before June 10 or mailed to:
2917 Jolly Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
20021 Honor Band Selections (sound recordings):
Concert Honor Band Library for