Kern County Honor Music Festival

Jr. High School Honor Groups

Honor Music Festival is Kern County's jr. high school honor band, orchestra, and choir event.  The best students from across the county are brought together under the wing of a guest conductor, giving a culminating performance in the spring.

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Music Educator

  • Download all applicable materials from the box on the left. 

  • Provide students with their audition materials and application.

  • Help to audition students in December.

  • Check back for rehearsal and performance dates!

Music Student

  • Download all applicable materials from the box on the left. 

  • Turn your application form in to your music teacher.

  • Practice so you audition well!

  • After your audition, check with your teacher to see if you made the group.

Audition, Rehearsal, & Concert Schedule

Please click event for more details.

BAND

  • Winds/Percussion Auditions
    Actis Jr. High
    Jan 26, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Actis Jr. High, 2400 Westholme Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA
  • Rehearsal 1
    Actis Jr. High
    Feb 05, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Actis Jr. High, 2400 Westholme Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA
  • Rehearsal 2
    Actis Jr. High
    Feb 15, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Actis Jr. High, 2400 Westholme Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA
  • Rehearsal 3
    Actis Jr. High
    Feb 28, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Actis Jr. High, 2400 Westholme Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA
  • Rehearsal 4
    Mechanics Bank Theater
    Mar 01, 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM
    Mechanics Bank Theater, 1001 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA

ORCHESTRA

  • String Auditions
    Thompson Jr. High
    Jan 26, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Thompson Jr. High, 4200 Planz Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA
  • Rehearsal 1
    Thompson Jr. High
    Feb 05, 9:15 AM – 2:15 PM
    Thompson Jr. High, 4200 Planz Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA
  • Rehearsal 2
    Thompson Jr. High
    Feb 15, 1:15 PM – Feb 16, 1:15 PM
    Thompson Jr. High, 4200 Planz Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA
  • Rehearsal 3
    Thompson Jr. High
    Feb 28, 9:15 AM – 9:20 AM
    Thompson Jr. High, 4200 Planz Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA
  • Rehearsal 4
    Mechanics Bank Theater
    Mar 01, 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM
    Mechanics Bank Theater, 1001 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA

CHOIR

  • Rehearsal 1
    St. John's Lutheran Church
    Feb 05, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    St. John's Lutheran Church, 4500 Buena Vista Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93311, USA
  • Rehearsal 2
    St. John's Lutheran Church
    Feb 15, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    St. John's Lutheran Church, 4500 Buena Vista Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93311, USA
  • Rehearsal 3
    St. John's Lutheran Church
    Feb 28, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    St. John's Lutheran Church, 4500 Buena Vista Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93311, USA
  • Rehearsal 4
    Mechanics Bank Theater
    Mar 01, 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM
    Mechanics Bank Theater, 1001 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA
  • Honor Music Festival Concert
    Mechanics Bank Theater
    Mar 01, 7:00 PM
    Mechanics Bank Theater, 1001 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA

Need more info?

Contact the chairs of the Grant Night ensembles for more information.

Band

Ben Horton, Chairperson

Actis JH - PBVUSD

bhorton@pbvusd.k12.ca.us

Heather Wright, Co-Chair

Thompson JH - PBVUSD

hwright@pbvusd.k12.ca.us

Orchestra 

Leticia Olmos, Chairperson

Fairfax JH - FSD

lolmos@fairfaxsd.us

Teresa Rizo, Co-Chair

Stockdale & Reagan Elementary - PBVUSD

trizo@pbvusd.k12.ca.us

Choir

John Ferrandini, Chairperson

Tropico MS - SKUSD

jferrandini@skusd.k12.ca.us

Co-Chair TBD