Solo & Ensemble Contest

Our chamber music series is a third 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. We 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 though, you should definitely be working on extra music for S&E.

(Updated January, 2022)

The Series

Please read this entire page when signing up for Solo & Ensemble Contest.

Regional Contest Level

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Use the sign up widgets below to register your solo & ensemble entries.

Cost is $18 per solo & $23 per ensemble (to BHS)

BHS Preview Night!

We host a Preview Night at BHS each year. We hire a few adjudicators and have each student entry perform for feedback before the big day. This is a very informal evening, and is free and open to all students and the public.

OMEA Regional Contest!

Our regional Solo & Ensemble contest is a GREAT event! Families are encouraged to attend.

Dress professionally. Show up at least an hour before your performance. Support your friends by watching their performances.

State Contest Level

BHS Honors Recital!

Some students will be fortunate enough to earn an invite to perform at the State contest in April. Those individuals and a few other outstanding upperclassmen will be invited to perform at our annual Honors Recital. More information here.

WMEA State Contest!

The WMEA State Solo & Ensemble Contest is a prestigious event held in Ellensburg the last weekend of April each year.

Ten Grands @ Benaroya Hall!

Every once in a long while, we have a student that gets to perform at the Ten Grands concert at Benaroya Hall (where the Seattle Symphony performs). Applications are requested after State invites are made. More info here.


SYSO and Ten Grands have not announced if they're doing the event yet in 2022.

Important

  • 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."

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Do you need a pianist? Here's a list of a few locals BHS students have used in the past:

It is the STUDENT'S responsibility to read and understand all the contest rules.

Here's all you need to know about our regional Solo & Ensemble Contest.