WSMA High School State Honors Concerts
Thu, Oct 28
Overture Hall: $18
4:30 PM – State Honors Orchestra and Honors Band
8 PM – State Honors Treble Choir and Honors Mixed Choir
School-aged students who present a valid school ID can purchase concert tickets for $9.00.
The Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Honors Music Project began in 1968 to provide musically accomplished youth the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the nation’s finest conductors in a professional and highly disciplined setting. This year, more than 1,200 students applied to audition for the privilege of being one of the 426 students selected for membership in the five prestigious High School State Honors ensembles.
High School State Honors students attend a four-day summer camp with the conductor of their ensemble. In addition, some of Wisconsin’s finest music teachers volunteer their time as section coaches, coordinators, and administrators of these talented students during the June summer camp and at these October concerts.
Music teachers, parents, administrators and the WSMA staff contribute time, talent and encouragement for every student involved in the State Honors Music Project. Young musicians selected for these ensembles discover new levels of individual and group performance. Most importantly, the effort and dedication required of each Honors participant results in a lifelong memory of their initiative, achievement, and commitment to excellence as musicians, and as our future leaders.