2022 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, successfully audition via video submission and a subsequent live call back for seating, attend ALL rehearsals and the concert, and follow all AUHSD and school rules for behavior and dress code at all rehearsals and the concert.



Brian Hamilton has been the Director of Bands at Long Beach City College since the fall of 2000. Ensembles at LBCC that he has conducted include the LBCC Wind Ensemble, the Viking Show Band, LBCC Chamber Orchestra, Long Beach Community Orchestra, the LBCC Wind Symphony, as well as various small chamber ensembles. Mr. Hamilton started his undergraduate degree at Long Beach City College under the direction of Dr. Gary Thomas Scott and Roger Johnson. After his two-year stay at Long Beach City College, he transferred to UCLA where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. In the spring of 2000, Mr. Hamilton received his Master of Music degree in conducting where he studied with Dr. Thomas Lee at UCLA. He has been a member of various musical organizations and is a guest conductor and adjudicator throughout the state of California.

Info Sheet and Application Form:

Student Agreement*
Recording Instructions*

"How to" percussion audition video

Link to Required Scales

Audition Music:
Bass Clarinet*
Euphonium TC*
French Horn*
Mallet - Xylophone*
Snare Drum*
String Bass*


This year's schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, April 1 - applications/audition recordings due 6 PM

  • Tuesday, April 12 Rehearsal @ Kennedy HS Room 801 (Band) 6 – 9 PM

  • Thursday, April 14 Rehearsal @ Kennedy HS Room 801 (Band) 6 – 9 PM

  • Tuesday, April 19 Rehearsal @ Kennedy HS Room 801 (Band) 6 – 9 PM

  • Thursday, April 21 Rehearsal @ Kennedy HS Room 801 (Band) 6 – 9 PM

  • Friday, April 22 CONCERT @ Pearson Park 401 N. Lemon St., Anaheim 7:00 PM

  • (Call Time 6:00 PM, Concert Black)

Directions to Kennedy

Kennedy Campus Map *

Directions to Pearson Park

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This page was last updated on 02/22/2022.