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NYC High School Honors Music Festival


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**Please note that registration is officially closed**

The NYC High School Honors Music Festival planning committee is pleased to announce the 7th annual NYC High School Music Honors Festival, to be held once again at the Grand Street Campus High Schools (850 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY - L to Grand Street) on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th. This festival will consist of an Honors String Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Chorus and Jazz Ensemble comprising students representing the best of as many NYC Public, Private and Charter schools as possible. The Festival will consist of rehearsals Friday March 30th from 4pm to 9pm and Saturday March 30th from 9am to 2pm with a culminating concert at 230pm. Directors nominating students are expected to attend the festival with students both Friday and Saturday.

This year's distinguished guest conductors are quite possibly the most impressive list yet - Travis Cross (Director of Bands, UCLA) for the Symphonic Band, Shareef Clayton for the Jazz Band, David Fryling (Director of Choral Activities, Hofstra) for the Chorus, and Ian Shafer (Manhattan School of Music) for the Orchestra.

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Director Responsibilities

Directors are responsible for printing and distributing music as per part assignments and making sure students prepare their music before the festival. Directors will be sent PDFs of all documents and music.

Directors are responsible for distributing, collecting and submitting permission slips as well as notifying festival chair of any students who have to withdraw from the festival. Our goal is to completely avoid having no shows the day of the festival. Directors are also responsible for printing and distributing music as per part assignments and making sure students prepare their music before the festival.

Please email Festival Chair Sondra Braeutigam (bsondra@schools.nyc.gov) if you have any questions or concerns.