San Joaquin County High School Honors Concert

UPDATE: Concert posted on YouTube


The Jan. 14 concert was not streamed live due to a technical issue. The concert is now available to watch on the SJCOE YouTube channel. We apologize for the delay.


Talented student-musicians will take part in choir, band, and string orchestra performances at the San Joaquin County High School Honors Concert on Saturday, Jan. 14, at San Joaquin Delta College.

This year the San Joaquin County Office of Education's High School Honors Concert consists of 256 students (76 choir, 97 band, and 83 orchestra) from 22 schools in 10 districts within San Joaquin County. More than 300 students auditioned in the fall. The auditions and concert are organized by SJCOE Visual and Performing Arts, which sponsors the event with the Delta College Music Department and the San Joaquin County Music Educators' Association.

Guest conductors select music and lead the performances:

 Band guest conductor: Dr. Dave Vickerman, Director of Bands, San Jose State University

Choir guest conductor: Dr. Bruce Southard, Director of Choral Studies, Delta College

Orchestra guest conductor: Joseph Hébert, String Ensemble Director, CSU East Bay


The Nelson Zane Four-Year Award will be given to students who have been accepted to the SJCOE High School Honors program for all four years of eligibility. This year a total of 31 students will receive the award. Nelson Zane Four-Year Award recipients are eligible for a $500 scholarship. The scholarship winner will be announced during intermission.


The concert is free and open to the public. Parking passes not required. It will also be streaming live at


This will be the first of two performances scheduled for 2023. The Middle School Honors Concert is on March 4. Find more information about both concerts at


What:                               San Joaquin County High School Honors Concert

When:                               Saturday, Jan. 14

                                               7 p.m.

Where:                              Delta Center for the Arts, Warren Atherton Auditorium

                                               San Joaquin Delta College

                                               5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton

Posted: 1/9/2023