Solo & Ensemble Contest

(Updated for the 2024 Contest Season)

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 not more.  That said, if you are one of the better players in your class, you should definitely be working on extra music for S&E.

The Full Series of Events

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

Regional Contest Level

Sign Up!

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

Cost is $20 per solo & $25 per ensemble (to BHS).  Turn it in to Ms. Spray a week after registering.

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, too.

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.  Advice on competing at State is linked 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.

Ten Grands has not been held since before COVID-19.  We're hoping they bring it back someday.


Sign Up Here!

Please note that you'll have to scroll down within the widget to complete your registration.

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

Not available in 2024

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.

Need help finding music?

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