All-City High School Music Program

The All-City High School music ensembles are important and highly regarded components of the Department of Education's arts offerings. Free and open by audition to all New York City public school, 9-12th grade music students, the program provides opportunities for membership in the All-City H.S. Chorus, Orchestra, Concert Band, Marching Band, or Jazz Ensemble. Each ensemble is led by a separate team of highly experienced DOE music teachers who provide small-group coaching and musical leadership.

After passing a brief audition, students attend weekly, 3 & 1/2 hour rehearsals in preparation for a joint, culminating concert in the spring. As a result of membership in the All-City HS ensembles, students are able to apply the acquired musical and social skills in myriad ways, beyond the scope of the program.


Auditions for all ensembles will take place on  Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

Audition locations for all ensembles are as follows:

All-City Ensemble

Audition Locations


Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School
35-12 35th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106

Concert Band

Grand Street Educational Campus
850 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211

Jazz Ensemble

Julia Richman Educational Campus
317 East 67th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Marching Band

Grand Street Educational Campus
850 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211

(Updated 10.7.14)

JHS 167 Robert F. Wagner
220 East 76th Street, Manhattan, NY, 10021

Please  click here  to download the memorandum that includes the student audition form and additional details (Updated 10.7.14).

If you have any questions, please contact your music teacher or call Ralph Guarnieri, Supervisor of All-City Music Programs at or (347) 256-2468.


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