It is strongly encouraged that Chilton's advanced student musicians audition for local area and state honor bands. Both the auditioning process as well as participating in these bands can be a great learning experience for the student.

California Music Educators Assoc. (CMEA) Capitol Section Honor Band
  • The CMEA Middle School Honor Band is open to any current 7th and 8th grader willing to audition. The Audition consists of recording predetermined scales and piece of music. The list of scales, pieces and recording instructions are available here: CMEA HONOR BAND LINK (follow the "honor groups" link and be sure to use the "Middle School Honor Band" links only)
  • The CMEA 6th Grade Honor Band participants are chosen by director choice. Several factors can determine who may be sent to the 6th grade honor band including, number of check-offs, amount of practice records, grades, behavior, concert attendance, jazz band participation, etc.

California Band Director's Assoc. (CBDA) All-State Honor Band
  • The Junior High All-State Honor Band is open to any current 7th and 8th grader willing to audition. The Audition consists of recording predetermined scales and piece of music. The list of scales, pieces and recording instructions are available here: CBDA HONOR BAND LINK