All County and All State Audition Information




All of the dates below were obtained from the BCPS Music Calendar.

BCPS High School All Honors   See Calendar of Events for exact dates and times.
  • Application and $10 Fee (payable to Towson High School).  See date for application and fee deadline  (September) on our Calendar of Events.
  • Audition - Saturday in early October (see calendar)
  • Rehearsals:  In the past, rehearsals have been on Thursdays from 7-9 pm in late October and November.  There has also been a Friday rehearsal from 10 am - 5 pm and a Sunday rehearsal prior to the concert date.  See Calendar of Events for exact dates and times.
  • Performance - Monday evening in mid-November.  See Calendar of Events for date and time.
  • Please contact your music teacher for forms and questions.
BCPS All Honors Jazz Auditions for Instrumental and Chorus  See Calendar of Events for exact dates and times.
  • Application and $10 Fee Deadline - late November, payable to Towson High School Submit your check to Mr. Rhen.  The school will submit all fees to BCPS.
  • Audition - Saturday in early January (see calendar for date, place, and time). 
  • Rehearsals:
    • In the past, rehearsals have been held at Towson High School on Thursday evenings in January and February.  There has also been a Friday rehearsal from 10 am - 5 pm and a Saturday morning rehearsal prior to the concert.  See Calendar of Events for exact dates and times.
  • Performance - Saturday in early February.  Walters Art Gallery Theater. 7:30-9:30 pm.  Performers report at 6:3 0pm
  • There is NO registration form for this
  • Please contact your music teacher for forms and questions.
Maryland All State Junior (9th grade) and Senior (10-12th grades) Band, Chorus, Orchestra, and Jazz Auditions
  • This is available for students who wish to perform at the state level. These groups are selective, but the audition procedure is similar to the BCPS Honors’ process
  • All students who audition for the BCPS Honors Groups should seriously consider auditioning for the Maryland All State groups
  • No audition fee for All State Ensembles
  • You do not have to audition or be accepted into BCPS All Honors in order to audition for the Maryland All-State
  • Junior All State Band, Chorus, Orchestra (9th grade only):  See Calendar of Events for exact dates and times.
    • Sign up to audition by late September
    • Audition - Saturday in November
    • Practices for Jr Band - February
    • Performance for Jr. Band - Sunday in February
    • Rehearsals for Jr Orchestra and Chorus - March
    • Performances for Jr. Orchestra and Chorus  - Sunday in early March
  • Senior All State Band, Chorus, Orchestra (Grades 10-12):  See Calendar of Events for exact dates and times.
    • Sign up to audition by late September
    • Audition - Saturday in November
    • Rehearsals - February
    • Performances - Sunday in February
  • Maryland All State Jazz audition:  See Calendar of Events for exact dates and times.
    • Requirements are completed through video (Taped/DVD) audition.  See calendar for the video due date.
    • It must be received in the MMEA Office by the first Friday in February.
    • Mr. Rhen will supervise the video recording.
  • Please contact your music teacher for forms and questions.