Application for the 2019–20 All City Performing Arts Program NOW OPEN!

Students (or parents/guardians of students) may now apply for the 2019-20 All-City Performing Arts Ensembles, including:

  • Symphonic Band/Percussion Ensemble (formerly Concert & Symphonic Bands), Grades 4–12
  • Jazz Band, Grades 4–12
  • Music & Media Production Ensemble (formerly New Music), Grades 6–12
  • Orchestra, Grades 6–12
  • Choir, Grades 3–12
  • Elementary Modern Rock Band, Grades 5–8
  • High School Modern Rock Band, Grades 9–12
  • Mariachi, Grades 5–12
  • Dance, Grades 6–12
  • Theatre, Grades 6–12

IMPORTANT: Please complete all sections of the application carefully, and please make sure that you read the placement materials and experience guidelines for each ensemble.

Questions? Concerns? Email or call (773) 553-2110.

2019 Winter Ensemble Rehearsal Dates and Times


September: 28th (Ensemble placements/auditions)
October: 5th, 19th (Arts in the Dark Parade), 26th [no rehearsal Oct 12]
November: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd [no rehearsal Nov 30]
December: 7th, 14th (Winter Showcase rehearsal and performance)

All rehearsals take place at Jones College Prep High School, 700 S State St, Chicago, IL.


Jazz Band
Symphonic Band II
HS Modern Band
Music and Media Production

Percussion Ensemble
Advanced Dance

Symphonic Band I
Elementary Modern Band

2019 Winter Showcase

December 14, 2019 | Time TBD
Jones College Prep High School
700 S. State Street, Chicago, IL

2020 Spring Ensemble Rehearsal Dates and Times


February: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
March: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
April: 18th, 25th [no rehearsal April 4th or 11th]
May: 2nd, 9th (Spring Showcase dress rehearsal), 10th (Spring Showcase rehearsal and performance)


Spring rehearsal times are TBD.

All rehearsals will take place at Jones College Prep High School, 700 S State St, Chicago, IL except for May 10th.

2020 Spring Showcase

May 10, 2020 | Time TBD
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL

Further details on the Spring Showcase coming soon!

All-City Student and Staff Resources

ACPA Student and Staff Handbooks

Policies and procedures for ACPA staff, parents/guardians, and students. Spanish-language handbooks coming soon!

Student Absence Reporting Form

All ACPA Students (or their parents/guardians) should report any absence through the Absence Reporting Form below, at least 24 hours before rehearsal (unless they have an emergency). Students who have more than three (3) unreported absences may be dismissed from their ensemble.

ACPA Student Information, Media Release, and Consent Forms

Parents/guardians and students can access packets of these ACPA forms by clicking below:

  • Student Information Form
  • Release of Liability, DAE Media Consent, Authorized Pickups, and Participation Form
  • CPS Media Consent and Release Form
  • Consent for Bulk Text Notifications and Alerts

ACPA Informational Flyers

Download ACPA informational flyers to copy and distribute to teachers, families, and students!