•    NERO Audition Submission Deadline (Accept'd) is May 31
    The Northeast Regional Orchestra, or NERO is a full symphony honors orchestra consisting of the best players in NE Ohio and includes string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections.  Membership is determined via audition which must be uploaded and submitted online via Accept'd on the OMEA website.   This select group is directed by a professional conductor and performs professional repertoire.  The overall time commitment is nominal as the group rehearses 3-4 times, concluding with a performance in November (see the orchestra calendar for dates/locations).  The top-seated string players qualify as members of the All-State Orchestra, who perform at the Ohio Music Education Association's Professional Conference in the winter.  Membership into this ensemble is an honor in which numerous SHS Orchestra musicians have participated over the years.  My hope is many of our students will audition for this awesome opportunity and keep the SHS tradition alive and well.  Audition excerpts for string sections may be found on the OMEA website.  Excerpts for Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion are the same excerpts for All-State Band and Orchestra Auditions and consist of designated etudes from study books and are listed on the OMEA website.