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HONORS/ENRICHED CREDIT

FOR BAND & CHORUS


For those looking for information on what requirements must be met to qualify for

honors or enriched credit.

HONORS CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

  • Must pass an audition for enrollment at the Honors level that includes:
        • Instrumentalists (Band) must be able to play all the notes on their instrument, with the exception of the bottom two or top two for semester 1. All notes must be playable for semester 2.
        • Instrumentalists must be able to play ALL concert flat scales by the end of semester 1 and ALL concert major scales (including the sharp scales) by the end of semester 2.
  • Must attend ALL rehearsals and performances.
  • Must exhibit proper behavior and rehearsal procedures with full preparation and with all music present and prepared for rehearsal.
  • May be tested prior to the end of the semester one and/or semester two in a jury format with the directors grading musicianship progress.
  • Must audition for the NH All-State Music Festival and thoroughly prepare all materials prior to the application deadline. (Credit is not contingent upon acceptance to the festival, but rather on good-faith preparation and the process of auditioning.)
  • Performance in the June Honors Recital is expected, however an advance audition with the directors will be the final determining factor.
  • Chorus students must have all of their music prepared and memorized well in advance of a performance so that they are able to lead sectionals and help others.
  • Band students must devote time to leading student sectionals and helping others learn their music. They should always have their own music 100% learned and memorized for marching band and 100% playable for concert band no later than two weeks prior to the concert or performance.

ENRICHED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

  • Must meet ALL of the above requirements EXCEPT the NH All-State Audition. Also, performance in the Honors recital is NOT expected, but students may audition for a slot with the directors in advance.