2017 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.

   Robert Feller
         

Robert G. Feller has contributed to the development of thousands of aspiring instrumentalists at Biola University since starting in 1987, as well as in a variety of high profile educational venues over the course of his career. He is the conductor of the Biola Symphonic Winds and the Biola Brass Ensemble, coaches the Honors Brass Quintet, and teaches courses focused on conducting, pedagogy, and literature.

Throughout his career, Mr. Feller has had strong connections to Disney. In 1993, he played Lead Trumpet for the nationally acclaimed Disney Symphonic Fantasy Tour, which traveled across the country performing with some of the best musicians in the industry. While he has performed in many of Disneyland's "atmosphere groups" since 1972, he is also active in their education and outreach programs. He is the Head Clinician for their "Disney Performing Arts, Excellence in Entertainment Workshops," a program for junior high, high school, college, and other community musicians from around the world.        



Apart from his work for Disney, he is in demand as a guest conductor for junior high and high school honor bands in the western United States. In addition, Mr. Feller frequently appears as a clinician for workshops and as an adjudicator for band festivals. As a trumpet player, Mr. Feller has participated in many ensembles throughout the United States, including: The California Philharmonic, Long Beach Municipal Band, California Wind Orchestra, San Gabriel Civic Light Opera, Rochester Philharmonic, Ontario Brass, Nazareth Brass Quintet, Pasadena Symphony, Pasadena Chamber Orchestra, and many others.

Conducting and playing trumpet has taken him across the globe as an ambassador. He was a founding member of Gabriel Brass, a trumpet trio with a four-piece rhythm section who had the honor of representing the United States in North Korea, South Korea, and China. For the past two years, he has traveled to China alongside other Biola faculty members and performed as a trumpet soloist with the Changsha Symphony Orchestra in addition to presenting various recitals. He has a standing offer to return to China to perform in the future.

Mr. Feller earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Southern California and his Master of Music degree in Trumpet Literature and Performance from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, where he was also the recipient of the Performer's Certificate for Outstanding Performance.


Info Sheet and Application Form:

Application & Info*



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

Repertoire:

Mt. Everest by Rossano Galante
https://youtu.be/DlANWPLg83Y

The Seal Lullaby by Eric Whitacre
https://youtu.be/Sf5Q9e3YGbc

A.B.A. Symphonic March (Kitty Hawk) by John Cheetham
https://youtu.be/EIZsE5Y_DyM
https://youtu.be/ZiSgYRKvAO8 *
*(Professor Feller at All State)

Kingfishers Catch Fire by John Mackey
https://youtu.be/dgGr_1lAVUQ



This year's schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 18 - Auditions @ Kennedy HS - 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    8281 Walker St., La Palma

  • Tuesday, Jan. 31 - Rehearsal @ Savanna HS - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    301 N. Gilbert St., Anaheim

  • Thursday, Feb. 2 - Rehearsal @ Savanna HS - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 7 - Rehearsal @ Kennedy HS - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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

  • Friday, Feb. 10 - CONCERT @ Kennedy HS - 7PM (6:00 Call) 
    Dress:  Concert Black





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







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This page was last updated on 11/14/2016.