State Events

  • All-Virginia Orchestra/Band Auditions
    Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017
    Location: James Madison University
    *This event is by invitation only, and is based on SRO and/or District 12 Honor Band Auditions.
    All Virginia Band & Orchestra Event
    Date: Thursday – Saturday, April 6-8, 2017
    Location: JMU
  • Solo/Ensemble Festival
    Date: Saturday, April 29
    Location: Stone Middle School
    Forms & Payment Due to Mr. Bersh on March 10, Checks made payable to : Yorktown Band Boosters
    Entry Form (costs listed on entry form)

University Honor Band Opportunities

  • GMU Honor Band (for concert & jazz)
    Date: November 2015
    Location: GMU, For more information click here
  • Shenandoah Mid-Atlantic Music Invitational
    Date: January For more information, click here
  • VCU Festival of Winds, Brass, and Percussion
    Date: January 2016
    Location: VCU, For more information click here
    Check for $____ made payable to Yorktown Band Boosters due by____
  • Virginia Tech Honor Band
    Date: January 22-24, 2016
    Location: Virginia Tech, For more information click here
  • Tri-State Chamber Winds Festival
    Date: March 2016
    Location: Radford University
    Notify Mr. Bersh of Your interest by January 30th. Find more information here.

Fine Arts Apprentice Program
Information, online applications, recommendation forms, and FAQs can be found here.

PTA Reflections Contest
Music composition contest Deadline: Tuesday, October 27, 2015.
Student Entry Form
Rules for Music Composition

Scholarships for Students Attending Summer Arts Programs
Governor’s School

Bland Music Scholarship
Compete for scholarships totaling $18,000.
Find more information here.

Senior Regional Orchestra Auditions
Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
Location: West Potomac High School
Cost: An $8 check made out to the Yorktown Band Boosters must be submitted to Mr. Bersh by September 9, 2016.
Audition Requirements (updated 5/17/16)
Preference form (updated 5/17/16)
Excerpts (updated 5/17/16 – access through student APS Google account)
Senior Regional Orchestra Event
Date: Thursday – Saturday, November 10-12, 2016
Location: West Potomac High School

All Virginia Jazz Ensemble Auditions
Date: Sunday September 25, 2016. 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Chantilly High School
Student Commitment Form & a Check for $25.25 made out to Yorktown Band Boosters due to Mr. Bersh September 19.
Find Forms & Auditions excerpts here
All Virginia Jazz Ensemble Event
Date: November 15-17, 2016
Location: Hot Springs, VA

District Band Auditions
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017
Location: McLean High School
Must notify Mr. Bersh of Participation by November 4. Fee $7.20
Check due November 4.
Prepared List – Audition excerpts (updated 2/6/17)
2016-2017 Wind Audition Requirements
-Clarinet: The tempo should be ADAGIO at the section that the students are required to play.  Also, the last note in the first line should be a G natural. See here.
-Piccolo see here (updated 10/31/16).
2016-2017 Percussion Requirements
2016-2017 Instrument Selection Form
Parking Map

2016-2017 Block Registration Times
Your Instrument Block Registration designation

District Band Event
Date: Thursday – Saturday, February 2 – February 4, 2017
Location: Kenmore Middle School