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Over 1,000 Northeast Georgia students register to compete annually for selection in the Georgia Music Educators Association's District 14 Honor Band which is compiled of public and private schools in Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, and Walton counties.


Upon tallying all scores, students are placed in a Middle School Band (6th - 8th grades), Concert Band (9th - 10th grades), and a Symphonic Band (11th - 12th grades). Students may be nominated for an additional audition for All-State Honor Band if they achieve a predetermined score for their instrument. Those that "make the cut" for the second round will then audition in January at Houston County High School in Warner Robins, GA.

High School District Honor Band Clinic Schedule:

          Friday, February 15

          8:00 A.M. – Arrive, register, and move to rehearsal area (11/12 band on stage, 9/10 band in band room)

          8:30 A.M. – Rehearsal 1

          12:00 P.M. – Lunch

          1:30 P.M. – Rehearsal 2

          5:00 P.M. – Dinner
          6:30 P.M. – Rehearsal 3
          9:00 P.M. – Dismissal

          Saturday, February 16

          8:00 A.M. – Arrive

          8:30 A.M. – Rehearsal 4

          11:30 A.M. – Lunch (change to all-black concert attire)

          1:30 P.M. – Concert Call Time

          2:00 P.M. – Concerts Begin

          Make sure to stay for the entire concert. Do not leave after you perform. Also, meet together so we can take a group                      picture after the performances!

          All DHB activities are on site at Riverside Military Academy: 2001 Riverside Dr. Gainesville, GA 30501

          The participation fee has been paid by JHS Bands but students/families will be responsible for meals Friday in addition              to transportation to and from the event.


Previous DHB Selections


James Butcher, David Cazares, Jacob Frier, Joshua Martinez 


Preston Buckley, David Cazares, Abram Ehl, Amari Jimenez, Chris Hand, Caitlin Lee, Joshua Martinez


Cindy Burciaga, David Cazares, Macy Dowdy, Abram Ehl, Chris Hand, Jali Hoehn, Caitlin Lee, Moses Lopez,

Joshua Martinez, Elizabeth Rivera, Kaylie Wilson


Preston Buckley, David Cazares, Noah Coleman, Macy Dowdy, Chris Hand, Kasey Higginbotham, Jali Hoehn*, Dalton Hooper, Seth Harward, Caitlin Lee, Moses Lopez, Alex Mares, Natalie Marroquin, Joshua Martinez, Jorge Morfin, Eddy Velazquez,
Gloria Wash, Kaylie Wilson


Nemo Abrego*, Preston Buckley, Noah Coleman, Megan Durkas, Gisselle Escalante, Seth Harward, Kasey Higginbotham, 

Jali Hoehn, Dalton Hooper*, Moses Lopez, Natalie Marroquin, McKayla McClain, Veronica Mora, Kristina Nash,

Juan Ospina, Dayana Perez, Jared Portillo, Elizabeth Rivera, Misa Rubio, Catie Thompson, Sharon Tran, Claudio Ventura,
Eddy Velazquez, Gloria Wash, Kaylie Wilson


Nemo Abrego, Bri Alfaro, Summer Atwill, Miguel Ballesteros, Micah Brookshire, Edwin Buendia, Aileen Castaneda,
Chris Chagoya, Noah Coleman, Kasey Higginbotham, 
Dalton Hooper*, Yarissa Magana, Fernanda Martinez,
McKayla McClain,  Jasmine Munoz, Kristina Nash,  
Juan Ospina, Dayana Perez, Sebastian Perez, Jared Portillo, Krysta Reed, Elizabeth Rivera, Misa Rubio, Catie Thompson, Sharon Tran, Kendall Tucker, Eddy Velazquez

* selected to Georgia All-State Band

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