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52 West Main Street
Washingtonville, NY 10992

Phone: 845.497.4000
Fax: 845.497.4030
Honor Ensembles:
The below explains what honor ensembles are available for students to audition for. The eligibility and selection process are listed for each:

OCMEA All-County High School and Jr. High School Honor Ensembles (best musicians throughout the county): Selection process - live audition, Available to 9th - 12th grade students. (OCMEA = Orange County Music Educators Association - a professional organization for music teachers throughout Orange County, NY)

NYSSMA Area All-State Honor Ensembles (best musicians in the 5 surrounding counties): Selection process based on last year's NYSSMA Solo Score. Typically you need to have scored in the mid to high 90's on a level 6 solo to be selected. Because of the large competition certain instruments such as Flute and Saxophone typically requires a 99 or 100 on an All-State solo to be selected. Available to 9th - 12th grade students. (NYSSMA = New York State Schools Music Assocation - a professional organization for music teachers throughout NY state)

NYSSMA All-State Honor Ensembles (best musicians throughout the state): Selection process based on last year's NYSSMA Solo Score. You must have performed a "Level 6 All-State" audition solo. Only students in grades 10 - 12 are elegable to do an All-State audition. "Level 6" solos and "Level 6 All-State" solos are the identical solos. The only difference is students performing an All-State audition must have a piano accompanist (if the piece requires it, of which most do), and is judged by a certified All-State adjudicator (who typically judges harder). NYSSMA = New York State Schools Music Assocation - a professional organization for music teachers throughout NY state)

NYSBDA All-State Honor Band and Jazz Band (best musicians in throughout the state): Selection process based on last year's NYSSMA Solo Score. Typically for the high school ensembles you need to have scored in the mid to high 90's on a level 6 solo, and mid to high 90's on a level 5 or 6 for the Jr. High ensembles to be selected. For the high school ensembles, because of the large compeition certain instruments such as Flute and Saxophone typically requires a 99 or 100 on an All-State solo to be selected. Students that are selected to the NYSSMA All State ensembles are not eledgable to participate. Available to 9th - 12th grade students. (NYSBDA = New York State Band Directors Association - a professional organization for band directors throughout NY state)
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