Solo & Ensemble Contest...
Solo & Ensemble Contest
The Solo and Ensemble Contest (SEC) is open to all band levels including Cadets. This annual event is generally held in the latter part of March. The SEC is not a competition between band members. Each soloist or ensemble is judged on their personal performance that day with level of experience taken into consideration. Whether an individual event is open or closed to observers is up to the participant or ensemble members.
West Suburban Home School Band
The West Suburban Home School Band, or WSHSB in short, follows the model of a community band and includes all wind instruments, woodwinds and brass, as well as a full percussion section. There are no stringed instruments ...more
WSHSB Member's News
Member's News has the link to the weekly Rehearsal Notes PDF and for quick reference, Important Dates and Deadlines and the Sectional Chart are included. Download the weekly Rehearsal Notes for the week's practice assignments and more.
To join the WSHSB a student must be home schooled. Those interested in joining the WSHSB, at any level but Cadet, must submit an audition video. Recommended minimum age for any level is nine. There are four skill levels to consider...more
WHAT IS THE SEC (Solo and Ensemble Contest)
Our annual Solo and Ensemble Contest is an exciting and much anticipated musical event held on a Saturday, generally in February or March. ALL band members, Cadet through Symphonic, are encouraged to participate in the SEC. Students have the opportunity to prepare solos and/or ensembles of their choice and perform them for a judge who then rates their performance. There is no competition, rather; students strive for their personal best. Judges decisions are final.
22nd Annual WSHSB Solo and Ensemble Contest
Saturday, March 4, 2023, time 9 - @2:30, arrivals start 8:30
Christ Presbyterian Church
903 E. Nerge Rd., Roselle 60172
CONCESSIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE.
Tickets will be available the day of the event in 50 cent increments.
Cash or check will be accepted as payment
See Rehearsal Notes for concessions information
and Sign-up Genius link for donations.
All money received goes to support the band.
SEC Registration deadline 2/09/23
Indicate Solo or Ensemble on the registration. If Ensemble is chosen, the form will then allow spaces for all participants’ names, etc.
A confirmation email will be sent for each entry to the main contact on each form.
2023 SEC Online Registration Link
SEC Fees are payable at the front table at band.
IMPORTANT SEC Rules
It is of the utmost importance that participants carefully read
the SEC Rules found here → SEC Rules
For further information about out what to prepare prior to the SEC
as well as what to do and expect that day
including proper conduct and etiquette pointers
use this link → SEC Helpful Tips