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
  • Chorus, 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 allcityarts@cps.edu or call (773) 553-2110.


2019 Winter Ensemble Rehearsal Dates and Times

2019 Winter Ensemble rehearsals will begin on September 28th, 2019. Additional dates and times coming soon! All rehearsals will take place at Jones College Prep High School, 700 S State St, Chicago, IL.

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

2020 Spring rehearsal dates and times coming soon! All rehearsals will take place at Jones College Prep High School, 700 S State St, Chicago, IL.

2020 Spring Showcase

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

Further details on the Spring Showcase coming soon!


Additional All-City Resources

ACPA Student and Staff Handbooks

Policies and procedures for ACPA staff, parents/guardians, and students. 2019-20 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 English and Spanish copies of these ACPA forms by clicking either button below:

  • Student Information Form
  • Media Release Form
  • Consent for Bulk Text Notifications and Alerts