Honor Choir Information

Below are the many honor choirs available to singers of all ages, listed in order of Performance Date.  For additional information about any of these, please contact Bill.

Senior Honor Choir – November 17-19 – The Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA

Only eligible to High School Seniors.  Honor choir rehearses and performs during the Virginia Music Educators Conference (VMEA).

Audition Requirements: I Attempt from Love’s Sickness by Henry Purcell & Sight Reading.  All audition materials can be found at http://www.vmea.com/index.php/honors-choir-downloads.html.  Please note that this is NOT a blind audition.  You should dress appropriate to perform in front of the judges.

Audition Fee: $15

Audition Time and Location: Saturday, October 8 at Longwood University.  Anytime constraints need to be known by the audition form deadline. We will travel together as a group to the audition. Note the audition is during Columbus Day Weekend.

Audition Form & Fee Deadline: Monday, September 12.  Give all forms to Bill, checks are to be made at to HB Woodlawn.

If selected:

Participation Fee: approximately $220

Performance Time and Location: Saturday, November 18 at 1:15 at The Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA

Special Considerations: Selected students are responsible for finding transportation toand from The Homestead.  Hotel accommodations and meals are coordinated by the Honor Choir committee and included in the participation fee.

ACDA National Honor Choir – March 8th-11th– Minneapolis, MN
Middle School/Junior High OR Senior High School Honor Choir

Students in grade 6-9 are eligible for the Junior High School Honor Choir.  Students in grades 10-12 are eligible for the Senior High School Honor Choir. All choirs rehearse and perform in conjunction with the American Choral Directors Association National Conference.

Audition Requirements: Student must create an mp3 singing an excerpt of music on their voice part as outlined on website, http://www.acda.org/conferences.asp.

Audition Fee: $30

Audition Time and Location: Set-up a time with Bill to record the mp3, or you may do soon your own.   All forms and materials must be uploaded to the ACDA website by September 30th.

If selected:

Participation Fee: $120

Performance Time and Location: Saturday, March 11, Minneapolis, MN

Special Considerations: Students are financially responsible for transportation to and from the event, hotel accommodations and meals to participate in this event.   Students MUST be accompanied bya parent or chaperone during their stay.

All District Honor Choir – February 9-11 – Herndon HS

Eligible to all middle & high school students, who, if selected, will be for either the SSAA or the SATB Choir.

Audition Requirements:
MS– Sing a prepared folk song: How Can I Keep From Singing

How Can I Keep From Singing High Key Music

How Can I Keep From Singing Low Key Music

HS– Sing a prepared art song: Come Again! by John Dowland & Sight reading

 HS Audition Sheet Music:

Alto 1
Alto 2
Bass 1
Bass 2
Soprano 1
Soprano 2
Tenor 1
Tenor 2

 HS Audition Practice Tracks:

Alto 1
Alto 2
Bass 1
Bass 2
Soprano 1
Soprano 2
Tenor 1
Tenor 2

Audition Fee:

MS & HS – $10

Audition Times and Locations:

MS- Saturday, October 29, at Kilmer Middle School, 8:00am – 3:00pm
HS- Saturday, November 5, at H-B Woodlawn, 8:00am – 3:00pm

If selected:

Participation Fee: approximately $40

Rehearsal Times:
MS– February 10 & 11 at Herndon HS
HS– February 9-11 at Herndon HS

Performance Time and Location: Saturday, February 11th at Herndon HS – 1:00pm for MS; 3:00pm for HS

Special Considerations: Participation fee does not include lunch, though a lunch option is available.  Students may bring a brownbag lunch or purchase a lunch plan in advance.

APS Middle School Honor Choir – March 15th –Kenmore Middle School

Eligible to all Middle School Students. For more information, please click here: https://www.apsva.us/middle-school-honors-chorus/

Auditions: Thursday, November 3 at Kenmore MS
Check-in begins 15 minutes prior to each audition slot.
6th grade Girls:  5:00-6:00; 7th grade Girls:  6:00-7:00; 8th grade Girls and All Boys: 7:00-8:00

Audition Requirements: Sing a verse of My Country Tis of Thee & echo pitches

Rehearsals: 6:30-8:30 PM, Tuesdays, Jan. 17 – Mar. 21, at Jefferson Middle School

Performance: Tuesday, March 21 at Kenmore Middle School at 7:00pm


High School All State Honor Choir – April 27-29, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

In order to audition of the All State Choir, the student must be selected for and participating in the All District Honor Choir, and must be a junior or senior.  Auditions will take place the first evening of the All District Honor Choir rehearsal.

Audition Requirements: Were E’re You Walk  by G.F Handel & Sight Reading.

All audition materials can be found at: http://www.vcda.net/index.php/all-virginia-band-and-orchestra.html 

Audition Fee: $16

Audition Time and Location: During the Thursday evening rehearsal of the All District Chorus

If selected:

Participation Fee: approximately $155

Participation in any of these honor choirs comes with a significant musical and financial responsibility. If a student wishes to audition for any of these, they must recognize and accept the amount of time and effort they take. Students are expected to have their music learned on their own before attending rehearsals. Students are expected to attend all rehearsals and follow the specific rules and guidelines outlined for each event. Though these honor choir opportunities come with a significant financial responsibility, in no way does H-B Woodlawn wish to preclude anyone from participating. Please speak to Bill if financial assistance is needed.