The Kilmer Music Department serves over 700 students through Band, Choir and Orchestra. The Kilmer Music Programs enjoy a rich tradition of excellence, providing students from the greater Vienna area with a first-class musical experience that is tailored to the talents and resources of the DC Metro area. The Kilmer Bands, Orchestra and Choirs consistently receive highest marks at festivals and contests, garner praise from adjudicators and concert-goers, and provide the entire Kilmer community with a program in which to take great pride.

Kilmer Music students not only become accomplished musicians but also learn essential life skills from the diligence, work ethic, camaraderie, self-pride, and teach mentality that are requisites and results of participation in a successful music program. Alumni include professional musicians in orchestras and military bands, college music professors, and successful individuals in virtually all career fields.

Attention Rising 7th Graders: Interested in auditioning for the Kilmer Band, Choir, or Orchestra programs? Please see the information below!

Band Audition Information


Due to the school closure for the remainder of the year, auditions will be done by video submission.  Originally scheduled “in person” auditions will NOT be taking place.

All students who wish to play an instrument are accepted into the band program at Kilmer Middle School. The audition does not determine whether a student is in band but helps the band directors ensure that the student is scheduled into an ensemble that is appropriate and challenging based on his/her musical proficiency.  Therefore, it is very important that all students who are signed up for band next year at Kilmer (other than beginning band students) submit two video recordings to Ms. Bonneau and Ms. Thomas.

Students who do not submit the audition form and video recordings will be placed in Preparatory Band.

You may use your own music, method book, scale sheets, etc. provided by your band director or private teacher. We want to see and hear your best. Take your time and let us know if you need any help. We are here for you!


Choir Audition Information

Contact: Kevin Sapp, Choir Director | 703.846.8966

All students who wish to join the chorus program at Kilmer Middle School will need to audition. The audition allows the choir director to ensure that the student is placed in the ensemble that is appropriate for his/her level of musical proficiency. Beginning choir students, or students with no prior singing experience, will be placed into the beginning-level choir. Auditions will take place May 13th, 14th and 16th from 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm in the Choir Room, H108.

Orchestra Audition Information

Contact: Elizabeth Fogel, Director | 703.846.8964

There are five different orchestra classes at Kilmer ranging from the beginning/remedial level to highly advanced. There is a place for everyone, regardless your experience! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the award-winning orchestras at Kilmer Middle School.