Youth Band Auditions

MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA

Auditions are open to any students who meet the following criteria:

  • Students who will be in grades 9 through 12 during the 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Students who play wind or percussion instruments (including string bass).
  • Students must be in good standing with their high school music program and receive the endorsement of their high school music teacher (or private teacher if a school music program is not available).
  • All EWS Youth Band members from a previous year are welcome back to the group for the current season, but must still register for an audition to determine seating requirements.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
  • 2 contrasting excerpts of your choice (each should be 1-2 minutes long)
  • Major scales up to 5 sharp/flats
  • Chromatic Scale
TUITION AND FEES
  • There is a non-refundable $15 audition fee for all students.  This is payable through paypal when filling out the audition application.  If the student does not complete the audition for any reason, the amount will be refunded, minus paypal fees.
  • For those students accepted into the ensemble, the annual tuition is $310.
AUDITION REGISTRATION

To request an audition, please complete the form below. Once information has been submitted and reviewed, you will be contacted to schedule an audition time.  Auditions for the 2018-19 concert season will be held in late fall.  You will be contacted to schedule a time, date, and location once you have submitted your form.

  • (If no band program in school, private instructor's name is sufficient)
  • If you are auditioning on more than one instrument, only one fee is required. If you do not pay online, you will be expected to bring the fee at the time of the audition. If you do not complete the audition, the fee will be refunded. (All auditions require payment of the audition fee, including returning members auditioning for seating placement.)