Music for All is accepting applications for the BOA Honor Band on the following instruments:
Drum majors for the band will be selected from among selected instrumental and auxiliary band members. Drum Major audition information will be available to selected band members. Students are required to audition and be selected as an instrumentalist or auxiliary member in order to be eligible to audition as drum major.
Students are expected to participate as an instrumentalist or auxiliary member should they not be selected as a drum major.
Eligible applicants must have graduation years of 2020 or later. (Class of 2020 seniors are eligible.)
Note: The parade route is 5.5 miles long. Applicants should be of health and stamina to complete the route with ease.
All applications and audition recordings will be submitted online via Acceptd. To apply, complete the online application form and upload your audition according to the requirements. The $45 application fee must be paid online prior to submitting your application.
Applications will be evaluated, and students accepted by rolling admission. Once accepted into the ensemble, you will receive notification via a letter mailed USPS to your home address listed on your application, and an email sent to the primary email listed on your application. Please make sure that you allow emails from email@example.com and list an email you check often.
Audition requirements for winds will include: three one octave major scales, one octave chromatic scale and excerpts from “Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa, below for your use.
NEW AUDITION MUSIC AS OF AUGUST 27, 2019.
If you have questions about previously posted audition requirements, please contact Jessica Hjellming at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at
You do not need to audition on each instrument to be considered. Your primary instrument is fine!
However, if you would like to be considered on more than one instrument, please upload a separate video within your application. (i.e One video for snare drum, one video for bass drum.)
You do NOT need to submit different applications, just include the multiple videos on your online application.
If you would like to audition on all four percussion instruments, therefore giving yourself the most options to be considered for the drumline for th Honor Band, submit your audition videos for all parts and indicate the order of your preference.
If you only audition on one percussive instrument, you will only be considered for that instrument. you will not be shuffled to other instruments, unless you have specifically submitted addition audtion videos.
All percussion applicants must mark time during their audition, and the video MUST show the whole body. Make sure both hands and feet marking time are visible in all videos.
Each individual who would like to participate in the Bands of America Honor Band Color Guard should display the following attributes:
Each applicant must display the following skills:
In addition, each applicant must submit a 1 to 2 minute choreographed flag presentation. The equipment vocabulary for the presentation should be an advanced level flag routine and may be work that you have performed with your marching band or winter guard program. If possible, have a soundtrack to your audition so the adjudicators can evaluate your musicality and performance abilities. The adjudication panel will be focusing on not only your ability to handle the equipment but also your ability to incorporate upper body control as well as movement in the lower body.
Each applicant will also need to submit a 32 count movement excerpt in which they should display an advanced level of ballet or modern dance technique. If possible, have a soundtrack to your audition so the adjudicators can evaluate your musicality and performance abilities.
This can be a routine that you plan on using during the spring competition season. Costuming your solo performance is optional .
Each individual who would like to participate in the Bands of America Honor Band Dance Line should display the following attributes:
“How Sweet It Is (To be loved by you)”
SATB Hal Leonard 00288454 (available download; minimum five copies)
Edward Holland arr Kirby Shaw.
Measures: 1-31 as a quartet
For ease of recording purposes, each individual singer’s video, and the quartet video can all be separate uploads. It is not necessary to edit into one combined video.