Citywide Honor Ensembles

Each year, the Skinner Middle School bands and orchestras are represented by several talented Scorpion musicians at the Denver Citywide Honor Band and Citywide Honor Orchestra Festivals. All Skinner musicians are encouraged to audition, and there are several opportunities to receive additional support on audition materials during the fall semester.

"The Citywide program offers a variety of district-wide events for instrumental and vocal music students at all levels, beginning through advanced. The Citywide Honors Choir, Orchestra and Band festivals are two-day events culminating in concerts, each one accommodating approximately 250 students from across the district. These honor ensembles, in addition to two elementary choirs, are conducted by musicians both from within DPS and from throughout the state, and offer an excellent opportunity for DPS students to connect with other students, see both peer and professional performances, and expand their learning." - More information can be found on the Citywide Honor Ensemble webpage located HERE.

Congratulations to the students who were accepted into the Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Citywide Honor Ensembles for the 2017-2018 school year!

Below, you will find resources for practice as you prepare your music prior to rehearsals in January. I am also available to help with music during office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Citywide Honor Band Resources

Required Dates for all Bands:

    • Sectionals - Saturday, January 13th, 2018
        • Location: Manual High School
        • Beginning and Intermediate: 9:00am - noon
    • Festival - Friday, January 19th & Saturday, January 20th, 2018
        • Location: Manual High School
        • All day
        • Concert at 3:00pm
  • Intermediate Band Audition Materials from 2017-2018

Intermediate Honor Band Specific

Beginning Honor Band Specific

Citywide Honor Orchestra Resources

Required Dates for all Orchestras

    • Sectionals - Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
        • Location: South High School
        • Beginning and Intermediate: 9:00am - noon
    • Festival - Friday, February 9th & Saturday, February 10th, 2018
        • South High School
        • All day
        • Concert at 3:00pm

Intermediate Orchestra Specific

Students interested in being nominated for the Beginning Citywide Honor Band or Beginning Citywide Honor Orchestra should speak to Mrs. Smith directly regarding details about how to join.