The Honors Chamber Orchestra, like all of the other honors ensembles, is selected by audition. This ensemble gives students an opportunity to perform more advanced, challenging orchestra literature and is open to students in grades 10-12. Students will also have additional responsibilities in performance, composition and self-directed projects. Auditions for this ensemble will be on Exam Make-Up Day, Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 8:00 am to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 to 3:00. The audition piece is available at the link below. The piece is available on Smart Music to assist with practice (use the FIND MUSIC option). The audition will also include sight reading.
A sign-up for the audition time will be posted in the Orchestra room. Please sign up before the end of the school day on Friday, January 19. You can also email me the best time for you.
The Darien Music Program are pleased to present acclaimed jazz violinist Christian Howes in concert at the Darien High School Auditorium on Saturday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Mr. Howes will be performing special musical arrangements with both the Darien High School and Middlesex Middle School Orchestra students as part of his Creative Strings Program.
Tickets for this event are $10.00 and can be purchased ONLINE at http://dhsorchestra.seatyourself.biz or at the door. The Darien High School Auditorium is located at 80 High School Lane in Darien, Connecticut.
All proceeds from this concert will go toward supporting musical activities for the Darien Orchestra programs.
Registering for Western Regional auditions can be done using the form linked below. You may register for multiple auditions on one form; you will be prompted to enter information for each audition. You must submit payment of $20 PER AUDITION, payable to "DHS" to your ensemble teacher no later than Friday, October 6. https://goo.gl/forms/eTl0eyRs9bndNlB82
The CMEA Western Region audition date is Saturday, November 11 at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, Connecticut. All students in Honors Chamber Orchestra will need to prepare the Western Regional solo even if they do not choose to participate in the audition.
You may also choose to participate in the auditions "for comments only."
Upon successful audition, a student must commit attendance at the Western Regional Festival on January 12 and 13, 2018 at Staples High School. Participation the regional festival is a pre-requisite for All-State audition and participation.