Our chamber music series is half of our honors program.  Preparing a solo or a chamber ensemble is one of the very best ways to better yourself as a musician, and to get more out of your time on your instrument, and your time in band.  I encourage everyone to participate in Solo & Ensemble contest at least once in their high school careers.  If you are one of the better players in your class, you should definitely be working on extra music for S&E.

TO SIGN UP FOR OUR REGIONAL SOLO & ENSEMBLE CONTEST, SEE THE WIDGETS BELOW:
(Updated January, 2018)

1
Preview Night
2
Regional Solo & Ensemble
3
Honors Recital
4
State Solo & Ensemble
5
Spring Concert
- For regional S&E
- Written Feedback
- 5 to 10 min clinics
- SIGN UP BELOW
- Winners go to STATE
- End of Mid Winter Break
- For State S&E
- Fancy evening
- Community event
- Very prestigious!
- A huge honor
- Late April
- Special invite for seniors
- Play for an audience at BHS
- Share your craft

Our regional Solo & Ensemble Contest is optional event for BHS Band Students, but every student is encouraged to participate.  It's a great opportunity.  Here is some basic information:

2018 Dates

 REGISTRATION DEADLINE  REGISTRATION COST  EVENT DATE  EVENT LOCATION 
 Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
 11:59 PM
 $18 for SOLOS
 $23 for ENSEMBLES
 Payable to "BHS"
 Delivered to Sarah Spray's office
 Saturday, February 24th, 2018
 9 AM - 5 PM  [you get 10-20 minutes]
 Allow ample time for parking
 Plan for a healthy warm up
 Kingston HS & MS
 26201 Siyaya Ave NE
 Kingston, WA 98346
  • A note on eligibility from the WMEA rule book: "Participating students are required to be members of an appropriate large performing group accredited class (band/percussion, orchestra, choir or show/jazz/madrigal ensemble) at their high school. Each student must be an active member in the division of competition as his/her primary participation in the class at the time of both the regional and state events."
Here are some nifty registration widgets!  Please note that you'll have to scroll down within the widget to complete your registration.

SOLO Registrations


ENSEMBLE Registrations