2018 AUHSD High School Honor Band

The Anaheim Union High School District High School Honor Band is made up of the finest musicians from the 9 AUHSD high schools.  These musicians are selected each year by audition to rehearse and perform with some of the best guest conductors from across the country. 

Students selected for the band each year attend 4 rehearsals in preparation for their concert performance.

In order to be eligible for the band, students must be enrolled in the instrumental music program at an AUHSD high school, maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher, attend ALL rehearsals and the concert, and follow all AUHSD and school rules for behavior and dress code at all rehearsals and the concert.

Larry Curtis Directing

Our guest conductor for 2018 is Larry Curtis.  Mr. Curtis is a distinguished educator and professional conductor whose interpretation and dynamic attention to musical detail offer audiences a truly exciting listening experience.  His diverse musical background is exemplified by his guest conducting engagements  which include  performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra in Orange County, an Imagination Celebration concert in conjunction with New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, a live concert broadcast from Suisse Romane Studios in Geneva, Switzerland, a command performance  for the Society for the Preservation of Film Music as well as conducting at the Hollywood Bowl.  Larry Curtis is a recognized authority on wind band literature and has established an international reputation with performances and conducting engagements in Japan, Scotland, Canada, England, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Australia.

During his 25 year tenure as Conductor of Bands at California State University, Long Beach the Wind Symphony was considered to be one of the nation's finest collegiate instrumental ensembles.  It performed for regional and national conferences of the College Band Directors National Association, American Bandmasters Association, National Wind Ensemble Conference, Japan Bandmasters Association, California Music Educators Association and the Music Educators National Conference. Mr. Curtis is a member the American Bandmasters Association and has served as President of the College Band Directors National Association, Western Division.

Currently, Curtis serves the City of Long Beach as its Director of Music where his duties include conducting the Long Beach Municipal Band, the nation’s most distinguished professional wind band and its related jazz ensembles.

Info Sheet and Application Form:

Application & Info*

Audition Music:
Oboe *
Timpani *
Mallet-Xylophone *
Tuba *
Trombone *
Bass Trombone *
Snare Drum *
Bari Sax *
Tenor Sax *
Alto Sax *
French Horn *
Flute *
Euphonium TC *
Euphonium *
Clarinet *
Trumpet *
Bassoon *
Bass Clarinet *
String Bass *

Here's the "How to" percussion audition video


Prelude Op 34 No14 in E-flat minor by Shostakovich/Reynolds

Bacchanal from Samson and Dehlila by Saint-Saens/Hubbel

Shenandoah arr. Tichelli

Three Celtic Dances by Balmages

March of the Belgian Paratroopers by Leemans

Lincolnshire Posy by Grainger (tent. movements I,II, VI )

This year's schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 17 - Auditions @ Kennedy HS
    3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - 8281 Walker St., La Palma

  • Tuesday, Jan. 30 - Rehearsal @ Savanna HS
    6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - 301 N. Gilbert St., Anaheim

  • Thursday, Feb. 1 - Rehearsal @ Savanna HS
    6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 6 - Rehearsal @ Kennedy HS
    6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 8 - Rehearsal @ Kennedy HS
    6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 9 - CONCERT @ Kennedy HS
    7PM (6:00 Call) - Dress:  Concert Black

Kennedy Performing Arts Center

Directions to Kennedy (Google) Kennedy Campus Map *
Directions to Savanna (Google) Savanna Campus Map *

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This page was last updated on 11/06/2017.