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Saskatchewan Honour Groups


This year's concert featured the 2022 Honour Band conducted by Dr. Darrin Oehlerking and he 2022 Junior Honour Band conducted by Jennifer Switzer.

Audition Requirements

Auditions will be accepted between April 15 - May 15, 2022.

Honour Groups is open to any Saskatchewan student enrolled in Grades 9-12 at the start of the school year (September 2022). Applicants are expected to perform at a high school level (or beyond) in all aspects of music. Placement in a band or choir Honour Group is at the discretion of the auditioning adjudicators. All auditions are anonymous. There is zero tolerance for auditions that contain “identity indicating” speech of any kind.


Band: Audition only. See band audition requirements here.

Choir: Audition (given first priority) and recommendation (to fill any spaces left after successful auditions have been accepted). See choir audition requirements here.

Click for sheet music to Art Thou Troubled (choir audition).


Rehearsal &
Performance Dates

November 3-5, 2022

Honour Groups will be held in-person this year! 

Lakeview Church 

15 RR5 #510, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3J8

More Information to come!

Cost of Participation

The fee for the 2022 season will be $225.00.

This fee covers the musical experience as well as covering the costs of adjudication, venue as well as our highly acclaimed guest conductors. It also includes a pizza night on Thursday, Lunch on Friday and Saturday as well as snacks.

If you have questions about your fee or are inquiring about financial assistance, please contact


SMEA Refund Policy for Honour Groups

Withdrawal on or before August 1st:
1.    Full refund minus a $50 administrative fee 

90 day or less before Honour Groups will result in no refund with the following exceptions: 
1.    Death or compassionate reason
2.    Severe illness or Covid-19 infection 

Please note, a conflict with another event will not be eligible for a refund. 

iTunes Concert Recording

The Honour Groups' concert recording will be available to purchase on iTunes in the Spring of 2022! This will ensure we comply with all Canadian copyright restrictions.

Audition Information

Applicants are responsible for recording and uploading to the SMEA website
a good quality recording of the audition materials required.


The SMEA website is able to accept submissions in either MP3 or M4A format.

1. Upload one file (MP3 or M4A) that includes all required elements for your audition. If you are auditioning on more than one instrument/voice, a separate MP3 or M4A file and completed online form is required for each audition submitted.

2. DO NOT record (say) your name or the name of your school on the audition recording, but DO save the MP3 or M4A file itself with your name and instrument or voice part.

3. For the most accurate reproduction of your audition performance,
record in a quiet space with the highest quality recording equipment available.
A student’s audition MP3 or M4A should be about 2 MB.

Submission: Each audition recording must be accompanied by the appropriate online form.

Any submissions to SMEA become the property of SMEA and will not be returned.


Auditions will be accepted between April 15 and May 15, 2022. All applicants will be notified regarding the outcome of their recommendation within approximately 1 month of deadline.


Parents and new teachers: click the “Parent | New Teacher” button below and add the information as required (parents: if there is no teacher, submit your details as the teacher).

Teachers who have submitted students before: click the "Returning Teacher" button.

Please contact Katlyn Redding, HG 2022 Chair, for more information or questions about your audition submission ( or see Troubleshooting audition uploads.



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