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All-City Honors Ensembles applications open

The Music in Schools Initiative is pleased to invite applications for the 2013–2014 All-City Honors Ensembles. The All-City Honors Band, Chorus, and Orchestra are open for application to New Haven Public School students in 5th–12th grades. These groups meet weekly during the school year, and are taught by a combination of Yale Teaching Artists, NHPS music teachers, and special guests.

Applications are now open. All students must apply online by Sunday, October 13 using the appropriate form linked below.




Rehearsals for all Honors Ensembles will take place Saturdays beginning October 26, 1–4 pm. A final concert will take place on Friday, May 9th. Other possible performances will be announced during the year. Full schedules will be available at the first rehearsal.

To reflect the expansion of the programs over the past several years, the Band and Chorus will split into two levels this year, so that the program can better focus on all students’ abilities. Students will be assigned to a level based on directors’ assessment of their previous participation in the programs, or on their audition, if applicable. As the newest of the All-City Honors Ensembles, the Orchestra will remain one level for this year, but may split in the future as the program grows.