Montgomery County Public Schools Honors Bands and Orchestras have a
long tradition of excellence. Junior ensembles are made up of selected
students in Grades 7 through 9 and Senior ensembles are comprised of
students in Grades 10 through 12. Students are given the opportunity to
audition for the Junior Band, Junior Jazz Ensemble, Junior Orchestra,
Senior Band, Senior Jazz Ensemble, or Senior Orchestra. Selected
students have the opportunity to extend their musical experience and
perform with students from other schools in the county. Students in
Grade 6 have the opportunity to audition with their instrumental music
teacher for the 6th grade band or orchestra.
County Public Schools participate yearly in several district-level band
and orchestra festivals. The Maryland Music Educators Association
designates Montgomery County as District II. Ensembles that receive
overall superior ratings are eligible to participate at the Maryland
State Band and Orchestra Festivals.