All-District / All-State
10th, 11th, & 12th Graders in the Union HS Band are eligible and encouraged to audition for the NBDA All-District Honor Band & the OMEA All-State Band. 7th, 8th, & 9th Graders are eligible to audition for NBDA Junior High All-District Honor Band. Hundreds of students from schools in the area audition to be part of an 'honor band'; this honor band meets later in the school year to prepare advanced music for an honor concert, led by a special guest conductor.
More Info + Sign Up to Audition
High School (10-11-12th Grades)
Junior High (7th-8th-9th Grades)
See a Band Director for the etudes or the method books as needed.
Audition Dates / Info
10th-11th-12th Grades: Saturday, November 5, 2016. 8:30am draw time at Broken Arrow High School. Those students who advance to the State Level will audition on the first Saturday of December at Westmoore High School in Moore, OK.
7th-8th-9th Grades: Saturday January 28, 2017. 8:30am draw time at Charles Page HS (Sand Springs).
Audition Preparation Tips
Don't wait until the last minute to practice; you have over six months to prepare, so take your time and prepare thoroughly! Don't forget to work on all those scales too. Employ the use of a Private Lesson teacher to help you prepare. Use a metronome!
Honor Band Clinics
High School (10th-11th-12th Grades) All-District Honor Band Clinic / Concert Info
January 13-14 at Bartlesville HS.
High School (10th-11th-12th Grades) All-State Honor Band Clinic / Concert Info
Downtown Tulsa, mid-late January annually. For 2017: January 19-21.
Junior High (7th-8th-9th Grade) All-District Honor Band Clinic / Concert Info
Fri-Sat. February 10-11 at Union HS.