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.

Honor Band:


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.   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:


Ed Stimson

2917 Jolly Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

20021 Honor Band Selections (sound recordings):


As the Robin to the Meadow


Our Kingsland Spring

Terracotta Warriors

Barn Dance

Genius March

2021 Honor Band Guidelines

Honor Band 2020-21 Audition Solos

Oboe Scales

Flute Scales

Clarinet Scales

Alto Sax Scales

Tenor Sax Scales

Trumpet Scales

French Horn Scales

Trombone/Baritone Scales

Mallet Scales

Snare Drum Rudiments


2020 Honor Band Membership

Band Policy

Concert Honor Band Library for

Archdiocesan schools

Concert Band Library

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