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High Plains Band and Choir Festival

The CSC Music Department will host the 45th High Plains Band and Choir Honor Festival on February 6-7, 2017. Eligible participants are high school students who have an interest in music, would like to further their musical knowledge, and want to have FUN making music with other students who share the same interest.

Students selected for the High Plains Band and Choir Music Festival participate in two days of rehearsals and activities culminating in a concert at the end of the second day at Chadron State College located in beautiful northwest Nebraska. Ensembles include an Honor Band and Honor Choir (SATB).

While students are in rehearsal, directors have the opportunity of attending reading sessions and clinics that focus on their areas of teaching expertise.

This year, we are pleased to announce that our guest conductor for the Honor Band will be Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz, Director of Bands at the University of Evansville. The conductor for the Honor Choir will be our very own Dr. Joel Schreuder.

Audition Information 

Please see the following documents for information about submitting auditions. This year, we are instituting a 1-payment system. Rather than paying for auditions ($10 per student) up front, after students are selected for participation in the Festival, we will bill you for both the audition fees ($10 per student) and the attendance fees ($10 per student). This year, auditions are due (postmarked) by Friday, November 11, 2016.

Recording and Submitting Instructions - Read this first!

High Plains Honor Choir Audition Information

Scales and Arpeggios

Choral Selection Score

Choral Selection Accompaniment Audio File

Online Registration Form

Paper Registration Form - If you prefer!

High Plains Honor Band Audition Information

*If you have your All-State solo prepared, you may submit that in lieu of the Audition Etude*

Audition Etude - Woodwinds

Audition Etude - Brass

Audition Etude - Percussion

Audition Etude - Full Score

Online Registration Form

Paper Registration Form - If you prefer!

 

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