High School Honor Bands

Audition Results

> 2017-18 Ensemble/Chair Placements
> 2017-18 NBDA / OkMEA 2nd Round PASS ROSTER

Audition Etudes & Scales

> 2017-18 OkMEA First Round / NBDA HS Audition Etudes
> 2017-18 OkMEA 2nd Round ETUDES
2017-18 OkMEA Scales
> Corrected Scales sets for Contra-Alto and Contra-Bass Clarinets


The new scale sets pair a less difficult major scale with a more challenging major and chromatic scale to ensure that each set is of equal difficulty. In addition, students will not know which set of scales to perform until entering the audition room. This will eliminate any advantage experienced by students auditioning in later performance times. The four scale groups are listed below in concert pitch:

Set 1 – A–Db–chromatic
Set 2 – D–Gb–chromatic
Set 3 – G–B–chromatic
Set 4 – C–E–chromatic

Audition Enrollment, Fees, and Deadline

    then FILL, SAVE, & SUBMIT to: nbdakasmith@gmail.com

FEE: $10 per student. Additional fee applies for doublers. Contact Treasurer Wendy Kuhn for more info.

DEADLINE: Sept 23, 2017

Audition Information

Auditions for the 2017-2018 NBDA High School (grades 10-12) All-District Honor Band and OkMEA First-Round will be held at Broken Arrow High School on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Auditions Chairman: Kyle Smith, Broken Arrow, nbdakasmith@gmail.com

Clinic Information

The NBDA High School honor band clinic will be held at Bartlesville High School (tentative) on January 12-13, 2018.

2017-2018 NBDA High School Honor Band Clinicians & Chairpersons

Wind Ensemble

Clinician: Dr. Joseph Missal, Oklahoma State University
Chair: Mary Ann French, Union
Percussion Coordinator: Adam Bruce, Union

Symphonic Band

Clinician: Frank Troyka, System Blue Education Director & Berkner H.S., TX (ret.) 
Chair: Joe Wilhelm (III), Grove
Percussion Coordinator: Shane Holmquist, Bartlesville

FUTURE DATES: NBDA High School Honor Band Clinics

Clinic: January 12-13, 2018

Clinic: January 11-12, 2019

Clinic: January 10-11, 2020