2016-2017 Honor Band / All State Letter



Dear Centennial Band Students and Parents,


It is that time of year again where we start preparing for District Honor Band, Fulton County Honor Band, and All-State Band. Participation in District Honor Band, Fulton County Honor Band, and All-State Band is a great honor for students to be a part of. Each of these ensembles requires an audition. For All-State, there are two rounds of auditions a year and students are selected from all parts of the state to put together some of the finest high school honor bands in the nation. There will be two ninth and tenth grade bands and two eleventh and twelfth grade bands. For District Honor Band there is only one round of auditions a year and students are chosen from all over the district to be a part of these fine ensembles.  There will be one ninth and tenth grade band and one eleventh and twelfth grade band. For Fulton County Honor Band there is also only one round of auditions a year and one honor ensemble. Here are some dates that you need to know:


Registration fee deadline for All-State and Honor Band                           October 3rd, 2016

Fulton County Honor Band Audition at North Springs HS-                     November 7th, 2016

Fulton County Honor Band at Centennial HS-                                              November 15-16, 2016

Round 1 Allstate and Honor Band auditions at Alpharetta HS-            December 10, 2016

Round 2 All State auditions at Houston County HS-                                 January 7, 2017

District Honor Band at North Atlanta HS-                                                    February 3-4, 2016

All-State band in Athens GA-                                                                              March 2-4, 2016


The registration fee for All State Band is $20.00. The $20.00 is for the audition for both All State and District Honor band, for it is the same audition. Please pick up a registration form from Mr. Reid and return it with the $20.00 by October 3rd, 2016. 


The District Honor Band and All-State etudes and other audition requirements are available online through the GMEA website at www.gmea.org . Then click band followed by All State Band. 


Audition times for round one will be given out once the state has received the registration forms. Audition times for round two will be given out soon after the round one results have been posted. 


If your student makes All-State, then there needs to be a parent of the child who accompanies them to Athens. 


The Fulton County Honor Band information will be handed out as soon as we receive it from Fulton County.


Musically yours,


Michael Reid

Director of Bands






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