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Monday, October 15Honors Jazz Auditions at Robert Frost MS
Tuesday, October 23Grade 5 Concerts at Strathmore Music CenterMS Honors Chorus Auditions
Thursday, November 01Montgomery County Youth Chorus Concert
Thursday, November 08Jr. Honors Band and Orchestra Auditions
Tuesday, November 13Sr. Honors Band and Orchestra Auditions
Thursday, November 15East MS All-County Band RehearsalWest MS All-County Band Rehearsal
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The Montgomery County Public Schools Music Program is aligned with National and State Music Education Standards.
The study of music assists in the acquisition of 21st Century Skills. The cooperative learning setting of music ensembles allows students to develop both individually and as members of a larger community. The creativity inherent in the creation or interpretation of a musical selection fosters creative thinking and problem-solving strategies that permeate other facets of life. We encourage and celebrate the personal expression within every child.
"Music is one way for young people to connect with themselves, but it is also a bridge for connecting with others. Through music, we can introduce children to the richness and diversity of the human family and to the myriad rhythms of life." Daniel A. Carp, Eastman Kodak Company Chairman and CEO
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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.