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Honor Band Page


          If you have made honor band this year, you need to check this page.

         Congratulations on being selected for District IV Honor Band.  Here is some information that you need to be aware of. There are two main events that are involved in the District IV Honor Band.  The first is a rehearsal that happens on Tuesday, January 10th 2017, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, at the Denham Springs Middle School band room.  We will take a bus from DMS to Denham Springs for this rehearsal leaving school at 5:00 PM 

         The second event is the Honor Band Weekend itself, which happens January 12-14 at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. For the two nights of the Honor Band Weekend we will be staying overnight in Hammond at the Lexington Inn on University Blvd. in Hammond.  We leave on the 12th after school at about 2:30 PM by bus, and the students will put on a concert at the Music Building at Southeastern at 11:00 AM on Saturday the 14th.  All students will need to be picked up by their parents at the hotel at 8:00 AM on that Saturday and transported to the concert. This will end the events of the weekend.  Both of these events are required for participation in Honor Band. If you have any reason that you will not be able to attend, you need to let me know now, so that an alternate from another school may take your position.

         The band will pay a good portion of the motel room cost and transportation for all students that have made honor band.  There is a fee of $60.00 that each student must pay to attend the honor band. This covers part of the cost of hotel, bus and includes your honor band T Shirt.  Students will also need to bring about $40p.00 each for meals on the trip. 

         We will need parent chaperones on this trip.  The band will pay for those rooms, but I need those parents to help stay with the students during this event.  Please call or email me if you can be with us during the Honor Band Weekend.  I need you to detach and turn in the permission slip below with your honor band fee so your child can participate in the Honor Band.  Make a note on the form if you are able to chaperone this trip. Please note the student’s shirt size on the form.  Starting Monday, you will be able to pay this fee using the OPS system.

         There are a couple of rules for honor band that you need to be aware of.  First, no students shall be in the hotel room of a student of the opposite sex at any time, unless a chaperone is present. Violation of this will result in the student being sent home from the honor band at that time.  By district rule and the hotel rules, curfew will be at 10:00 PM and lights out at 11:00 PM each night.       

         Directions to SLU Music Building.  Take I-12 to I-55 North, exit on University Blvd – Wardline Rd. exit and go right. Go about 2 miles to General Pershing and take a right.  Go two blocks to Western Ave and take that to the left.  The Music Bldg. will be on the left in a parking circle. Click here for a printable map.

         If at any time during the weekend you need to know where we are, call my cell at 225-405-7234.

         Students for the Honor Band weekend will need to bring a portable music stand and their DMS band uniform like we wear for our concerts.  All the band students will be in whatever uniform their school wears for the concert.  Dress for rehearsals is casual.


Below is the time schedule for honor band.


Tuesday January 10th

         Bus leaves for Denham Springs from DMS

         6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

         Rehearsal at Denham Junior High Band Room

Thursday: January  12th

         2:30  PM            Leave school on bus

         6:30- 9:00 PM    Rehearsal at SELU

Friday January 13th  all day at SELU

         9:00 - 12:00       Rehearsal 

         12:00 - 2:00       Lunch

         2:00 - 4:00         Rehearsal

         4:00 - 6:00         Supper

         6:00 - 8:00         Rehearsal

Saturday January 14th

         8:00 AM             Parents pick up check out of hotels in                                              concert dress   

         9:00 – 10:00       Dress Rehearsal at SELU

         10:30                  Concert 


District IV Honor Band Tryout Material

Middle School

Below are links to Adobe files of the District Honor Band Audition Music. Click on each instrument name to get the music. New—we now have mp3 recordings of the pieces.  Click below the music link to hear a recording of the music. Also listed are the scale requirements for each instrument.  Netscape users may have to right click and select “open link in new tab.” For either to work, you need to have the Adobe Reader installed on your computer. It is available at or by clicking on the icon below.


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New.  To print out and listen to District Honor Band required selections and recordings, click here 


Scale sheets are below.


Honor Band Scales – All years


Bb Clarinet             

Alto and Baritone Saxophone


Trumpet and Baritone T.C.

Trombone, Baritone, and Bassoon

Tenor Saxophone

Contrabass Clarinet

Keyboard Percussion

French Horn


Bass Clarinet