Honor groups are a great way for students to gain experience on their instruments, learn from different conductors, play new and challenging music, and make new friends who are also serious about music!
All-State/All-Northwest (Concert and/or Jazz Band) - Our official state and regional honor group program. Auditions are in the fall, and the event is held in either Yakima, Spokane, Portland, or Bellevue each President's Day Weekend. It is $410 to participate if selected.
Western International Band Clinic (Concert Band) - An international Honor Band with over 600 students and 5 guest conductors! Record an audition in the fall for a placement. You can substitute WIBC autition materials for All-NW/All-State audition materials if you like. WIBC is the weekend before Thanksgiving in the SeaTac Double Tree. Cost is $20 to audition, and $292-336 to participate, depending on lodging.
PLU Honor Band (Concert Band) - Entry to this honor band program is by teacher recommendation each fall. The event is at the beginning of January, and begins with placement auditions. PLU's honor programs are held on their campus in South Tacoma, but students are responsible for providing their own housing while there. It is $110 to participate.