Honor Ensembles

All-District Honor Ensembles (Concert Band & Jazz Band)

Fort Zumwalt South High School band students have the opportunity to audition for two district-wide honor ensembles at the end of October. These ensembles are made up of the best musicians in the Saint Louis region.

Auditions (transportation provided by school)

  • Monday, October 30th, 5:30pm-9:30pm at Saint Louis University High School (4970 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110)

Rehearsals (transportation provided by school)

  • Tuesday, November 7th, 6:30pm-9:00pm at Fort Zumwalt South High School
  • Thursday, November 16th, 6:30pm-9:00pm at Principia High School (13201 Clayton Rd, St. Louis, MO 63131)
  • Saturday, November 18th, 8:30am-12:00pm at Principia High School

Performance (no transportation provided)

  • Sunday, November 19th, 1:00pm-4:00pm at Principia High School

***Attendance at rehearsals and performance is mandatory, with no exceptions.***

All-State Honor Ensembles (Concert Band & Jazz Band)

Any Fort Zumwalt South High School band student who successfully auditions for an All-District Honor Ensemble (or is an alternate for an All-District Honor Ensemble) has the opportunity audition for two state-wide honor ensembles at the beginning of December. These ensembles are made up of the best musicians in the state of Missouri. They will perform as part of the Missouri Music Educators Association's annual In-Service Workshop/Conference in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Auditions (transportation provided by school)

  • Saturday, December 2nd, all day at David H. Hickman High School (1104 N Providence Rd, Columbia, MO 65203)

Rehearsals (transportation provided by school)

  • Wednesday, January 24th-Saturday, January 27th at Tan-Tar-A Resort (494 Tan Tara Estate, Osage Beach, MO 65065)

Performance (same location as rehearsals)

  • Saturday, January 27th at Tan-Tar-A Resort

***Attendance at rehearsals and performance is mandatory, with no exceptions.***

Audition Materials

Both the All-District Honor Ensembles and the All-State Honor Ensembles use the same audition material. The only difference is that students auditioning for an All-District Honor Ensemble will need to prepare only a portion of the audition materials. These "cuts" will be available in August.

Click on the link below to access the audition materials for your instrument. The audition materials change on a four-year rotation. Please make sure you access the correct set for the school year you are auditioning.

Concert Band

Concert Band Set 1: 2016-2017 Set 1 District Cuts

Concert Band Set 2: 2017-2018 Set 2 District Cuts

Concert Band Set 3: 2018-2019 Set 3 District Cuts

Concert Band Set 4: 2019-2020 Set 4 District Cuts

Jazz Band

Jazz Band Set 1: 2016-2017

Jazz Band Set 2: 2017-2018

Jazz Band Set 3: 2018-2019

Jazz Band Set 4: 2019-2020