NCDA Honor Band Trip Itinerary

Initial Information

Students should regularly and dilligently practice honor band music so as to be prepared for group rehearsals. These rehearsals are intended for the group to learn to play as an ensemble, experience quality literature, enjoy the honor band experience, and give a top quality performance on Saturday afternoon. In order for this to occur, students must learn the notes, rhythms, and dynamics prior to the honor band clinic.

Hotel fee is $25.00 and is due by Friday, December 16th, before the holiday break. Checks should be made out to Jenks band. Cash should be exact amount, turned in an envelope with proper information on the outside. Request to pay with trip funds must be made to trip fund manager on or before Thursday, December 15th.

Proper concert attire consists of marching band uniform, long black socks (all black - no variations or logos), and black marching band shoes. Make sure shoes have been cleaned and look good.    

On Saturday, once students have been dropped off for morning rehearsals, the buses will return to Jenks. After morning rehearsal, tranportation will now be the responsibility of individual families. Directors will still be present during morning rehearsals but unable to provide transportation to individuals.         

Friday, January 6th

 6:00 AM    Load Buses

We have two buses going to Stillwater - one for HS students and one for MS. Students in grades 9-12 should check out uniform and load everything at the HS music building. Students in grades 7-8 will load buses in the MS front oval. Remember to bring your suitcase, concert uniform/attire, instrument, folder/music, pencil, mutes (if needed), and money for meals and evening activity. Students should pack lightly as they will carrying everything on Saturday morning to their rehearsal venue.

 6:30 AM    Depart for Stillwater

 8:00 AM    Arrive and Unload

Seating is at 8:15. All groups are rehearsing at Stillwater High School, 1224 N. Husband Street

  8:30 AM    Morning Rehearsals Begin

Rehearsals are from 8:30 - 12:00. HS band is in the Stillwater Performing Arts Auditorium, the JH band is in the Band Room, and the 7th Grade band is in the Orchestra Room.

12:00 PM    Lunch

Buses may take students to nearby areas for lunch. Students need approximately $7 for fast food type lunch.

 1:30 PM     Afternoon Rehearsals Begin

Rehearsals are from 1:30 - 5:00

 5:00 PM     Load Buses

Students will get on the same buses that they rode in the morning to come to Stillwater. Students will have the opportunity to eat at nearby, fast food restaurant for supper - approximately $7.00 will be needed. Then, we will be going to the movies at the Carmike 10, 1909 North Perkins Road, (405) 372-0341. Students will not be allowed to go to a movie rated worse than PG-13. Below is the link for current movies and ticket prices.

After that, we will check into the hotel. We are staying at the Residence Inn by Marriot, 800 South Murphy Street, (405) 707-0588.

10:00 PM    Return to Hotel

Times for students to be in rooms and lights out will be determined once we return to the hotel.


Saturday, January 7th

  6:30 AM   Wake Up

Students should allow enough time to get cleaned and dressed, eat breakfast, pack, and load everything on the buses.

  7:00 AM   Breakfast

Continental Breakfast is included with the hotel.

  7:50 AM   Load Buses

Make sure you have not left anything in the hotel as we will not return to hotel after morning rehearsals. Students should be on the same buses as yesterday.

  8:10 AM   Depart for Rehearsals

Remember, once students have been dropped off for morning rehearsals, buses will return to Jenks. Students will need to unload everything off the bus and keep them in a predetermined place during morning rehearsals. After morning rehearsal, tranportation will now be the responsibility of individual families. Directors will still be present during morning rehearsals but unable to provide transportation to individuals.

  8:30 AM   Rehearsals Begin

Individual schedules for each band are listed below. Pay close attention to details as schedules are different for each band.

JH band is in the Stillwater Performing Arts Auditorium, the HS band is in the Band Room, and the 7th Grade band is in the Orchestra Room.

All Concerts are located at Stillwater High School Performing Arts Center, 1224 N. Husband St.


7th Grade Band

8:30 am - 11:30 am - Rehearsal at the HS Orchestra Room, 1224 N. Husband St.

11:45 am - 1:30 pm - Lunch & change for concert.

1:30 pm - students have eaten, changed into concert attire, and meet on stage for warm up

2:00 pm - Concert Begins


Junior High Band

8:30 am - 11:45 am - Rehearsal on stage of Stillwater HS PAC, 1224 N. Husband St.

11:45 am - 1:30 pm - Lunch & change for concert.

2:15 pm - warm up in the Band room

2:45 pm - Concert Begins


Senior High Band

8:30 am - 11:45 am - Rehearsal in Stillwater HS Band Room, 1224 N. Husband St.

11:45 am - 1:30 pm - Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Uniform change time.

2:45 pm - warm up in the Band room

3:30 pm - Concert Begins


Have a great concert and please drive home safely.

High Students remember to check in marching band uniform on Monday morning before rehearsal begins.


Congratulations to the following students for making the NCDA Regional Honor Band:


PICCOLO - Hailey Gibson-1st Alternate

FLUTE - Lily Niu-2nd chair, Hailey Dammann-4th chair, Kate Swenson-6th chair, Hadley Kirk-11th chair, Avery Looney-11th chair, Sophie Hopkins-1st Alternate, Daniela Camacho - 3rd Alternate, Lexi Johnson-4th Alternate

OBOE - Akshay Koushik-1st chair, Gavin Yanik-3rd chair, Arturo Puigbo-2nd Alternate, Rachel Oakes-3rd Alternate

BASSOON - Hannah Regier-1st Chair, Rebecca Schlecht-3rd Alternate

Eb CLARINET - Paige Messick-1st Alternate

Bb CLARINET - Katelyn Persson-7th Chair, Emma Jackson-8th Chair, Catherine Isaac-9th Chair, Jessica Naifeh-12th Chair, Maggie Scruggs-16th Chair, Emily Arlan-19th Chair, Louis Garcia-20th Chair, Morgan Karas-22nd Chair

BASS CLARINET - Lizzie Haugen-2nd chair, Avery Reyes-1st Alternate, Desire Lucero - 2nd Alternate

ALTO SAX - Sethan Felkins-1st Chair, Luke Ferguson-2nd Chair, Catelyn Gardner-5th Chair, Niang Ciin-2nd Alternate

BARI SAX - Wyatt Rathbone-2nd Chair

TRUMPET - Ethan Rackliff-1st Chair, Jake Thomas-2nd Chair, Hayden Bertotti-6th Chair, Greer Baskin-4th Alternate

FRENCH HORN - MIchael Deutscher-3rd Chair, Keagan Sponsler-1st Alternate

TROMBONE - Rowan Rich-1st Chair, Matthew Beyer-2nd Chair, Braden Bass-6th Chair, Alex Atiyeh-9th Chair

EUPHONIUM - Jacob Guten-1st Alternate

TUBA - Jayden Pei-5th Chair

PERCUSSION - Rylan Goss-3rd Alternate



FLUTE - Kaityn Stephens - 12th Chair

OBOE - Lacey Waters-1st Alternate

BASSOON - Elias Hart-4th Chair

CLARINET - Brayden Skaggs-5th Chair

ALTO SAX - Cooper Knox-1st Chair, Emily Taylor-3rd Chair

TENOR SAX - Eli Miller-1st Alternate

BARI SAX - Elijah Clink-2nd Chair, Eli Miller-1st Alternate

TRUMPET - Gavin Zelkind-4th Chair, Aidan Coloney-11th Chair

TROMBONE - Ethan Rademeyer-2nd Chair, Isaac Hunter-1st Alternate

TUBA - Gaian Rich-3rd Chair



NCDA auditions take place on Saturday November 5th at Owasso High School, 12901 E 86th Street North. Click HERE for a google map to the school. Auditions will take place at the East Campus (main building). Vehicles may park in the West or South parking lots, and enter through the South or Northwest doors. Percussion should unload at the PAC loading dock. Click HERE for a view of Owasso High School with highlighted entrances. The gym will be the warm-up area, and the large band room will function as an additional percussion warm-up area.

Parents are responsible to take students to the audition. There will NOT be a school bus provided.  

Band directors will be there, but serving as judges throughout the day. They will not be able to supervise students. 

Concessions will be available in the Ram Cafe.

Students may wear normal school clothes for this audition. It is not necessary to dress up for this event. The judges are behind a screen and cannot see the students.

Students should arrive 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to their audition. This allows enough time to warm up, obtain your audition time, find your room, and play your audition. Playing order will be randomly selected by computer and POSTED IN THE WARM-UP AREA (Gym). Students should go there FIRST. (Students should not ask the monitor what their number is--they must check in the warm-up area themselves.) Then, students should go to the try-out room and sign-in next to their number. Tryout material (etude excerpts with cuts and chosen scales) will be posted by each room at that time. Scales do not have to be memorized - students may use their scale sheet and music during the audition. Make sure that you arrive early so that you have time for an adequate warm-up, and so that you are allowed to play. You are ONLY allowed to warm-up in the gym. Students who miss their audition time will not be allowed to try-out late without prior consent. NO DELAYING TACTICS!  If for some reason a student must play early or late, they ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT change numbers.

Students in grades 10-12 are auditioning for HS NCDA and OMEA honor bands. Both auditions take place at the same time. Students in 9th grade are auditioning for the JH NCDA honor band.

High School Bb Clarinet auditions are separated into two rooms this year. One room is designated for scales and sight reading. The other room is designated for audition etudes.

All percussion auditions are separated into three rooms: Keyboard - Band Room 2, Timpani - Band Room 3, and Snare - Percussion Studio. Auditions begin with Keyboards in Band Room 2.

Results will be posted outside of the gym approximately one hour after all the students of the same instrument have completed auditioning. 

Best of luck, students. We are rooting for you!!


HS Audition Rooms and Times

 Instrument  Room Number  Audition Start Time
 Piccolo 2   3:20 PM
 Flute 261 12:00 PM
 Oboe 2   1:30 PM
 Bassoon 2   2:20 PM
 Eb Clarinet 118   2:55 PM
 Bb Clarinet 5 12:00 PM
 Bass Clarinet 118   1:30 PM
 Contra Clarinet 118   2:35 PM
 Alto Saxophone 123   1:30 PM
 Tenor Saxophone 119   1:30 PM
 Baritone Saxophone 119   2:50 PM
 Trumpet 256 12:00 PM
 French Horn 114   1:30 PM
 Trombone 260 12:00 PM
 Euphonium 7   1:30 PM
 Tuba 3   1:30 PM
 Percussion Band 2   1:00 PM















JH Audition Rooms and Times

 Instrument  Room Number  Audition Start Time
 Flute 260   9:00 AM
 Oboe 2   9:24 AM
 Bassoon 2 10:56 AM
 Bb Clarinet 125  9:00 AM
 Bass Clarinet 257   9:28 AM
 Contra Clarinet 257 10:28 AM
 Alto Saxophone 119   9:00 AM
 Tenor Saxophone 256   9:32 AM
 Baritone Saxophone 256  10:04 AM
 Trumpet 128   9:00 AM
 French Horn 118  10:32 AM
 Trombone 7   9:00 AM
 Euphonium 3  10:00 AM
 Tuba 5  10:08 AM
 Percussion Band 2   9:00 AM













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