Honor Groups


Auditions for both FMCMEA Honor Orchestra in January as well as the CODA All State Orchestras in San Jose in February are just around the corner. All of our string students should consider auditioning for FMCMEA Honor Orchestra and several of our students should consider auditioning for the CODA All State Orchestras. Besides being great college resumé builders, these events are educational and fun experiences where students get to perform along side the best student musicians from our county and our state under the direction of a world class educator and conductor. See below for more information about the registration and audition process for both of these opportunities. 

Fresno Madera County Music Educators Assocation (FMCMEA) Honor Orchestra

Auditions: Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Specific times & locations can be found at: www.fmcmea.org/Orchestra.html

Rehearsals: Saturday, December 9, 2017 (afternoon); Friday & Saturday, January 12-13, 2018. Specific times & locations can be found at: www.fmcmea.org/Orchestra.html

Concert: Saturday, January 13, 2017 at Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall, 3pm (map)

Registration: Register online by Friday, December 1, 2017. Go to www.fmcmea.org, click on ‘Orchestra’, then scroll to and click on "Register for Your Honor Orchestra Audition Here”. 

Registration/Audition Fee: $20.00 (cash or checks payable to FMCMEA). This is due to Mr. Lack by Friday, December 1, 2017. 

FMCMEA Audition Instructions & Music:

All audition music and instructions can be found at www.fmcmea.org on the Orchestra page at the bottom: 

  • READ the "Orchestra Student Registration Information & Instructions 2017-18" for information on registration and preparing your audition. 
  • Be sure to download both the scales and the music for your level/instrument.
  • Check out document called "Errata and Notes for Set B" in case there is anything you need to know about your audition music. 

California Orchestra Directors Association (CODA) Junior High and High School All State Orchestra

Auditions/Registration: You must register online and record a CD* to be submitted to Mr. Lack by Wednesday, November 29, 2017. (See link below for specific instructions on the registration & audition process)

Rehearsals & Concert: Thursday-Sunday, February 15-18, 2018 in San Jose, CA.

Audition Cost: $55.00 (cash or checks made out to FMCMEA). This is due to Mr. Lack by Wednesday, November 29, 2017 with your CD and printed online application. 

All State Cost: If you are selected, the cost for the All State weekend is approximately $450.00 and covers all food and hotel. The only thing you provide yourself is transportation to and from San Jose. 

Application Instructions

Intermediate/Junior High: CODA JHS Application Instructions

High School: CODA HS Application Instructions

Audition Music:

Intermediate/Junior High: ViolinViolaCelloString Bass

High School: ViolinViolaCelloString Bass

*If you need help recording your All State audition recording and/or burning a CD, please let Mr. Lack know!