11900 Bailey Road
Cornelius, NC 28031
Ms. Ruth Petersen, Director
Honors Band Auditions
Students have the opportunity to try out for the South Central District Middle School Honors Band and/or to be nominated for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Middle School Honors Band.

Selected students participate in a two-day clinic within a band of 100 students to prepare music for a concert on the second day.
Students will need to come to Band Tutoring on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons until 5:00 p.m. in the band room.
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This audition is very competitive and requires a definite commitment to preparation. Private lessons are strongly encouraged. Students must be able to commit to the clinic dates before auditioning. Students who make the highest chairs are invited to audition for the NC All-State Middle School Honors Band.

Students must prepare the following for the audition:
  •  a solo (already selected),
  • memorize six scales in order from sharps to flats (percussion play rudiments within 5 minutes) and play all six scales within 3 minutes and 30 seconds,
  • memorize and play a chromatic scale,
  • and sight read.
South Point High School
906 South Point Road
Belmont, NC 28012

Clinic - January 27-28, 2016
Stuart W. Cramer High School
101 Lakewood Road
Belmont, NC 28012



Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Middle School Honors Band
By Nomination

Permission Slip to Be Nominated

Students must be able to commit to the clinic dates before being nominated. A selection committee goes through the nominations. Students will be notified if they have been chosen.