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Auditions

When: Apr 27, 2018
Time: 4:30 pm

SAYS Spring Auditions

Brass, Percussion, Cellos & String Bass will audition on Friday, April 27 from 4:30 – 9:30 pm.

Audition Requirements

—Scale (woodwind and brass only): A scale showing the student’s fullest range. Chromatic if possible.

—Solo: All students should prepared a solo that fully demonstrates their ability on their instrument ( Percussion see below). WSMA Class A or B (or equivalent difficulty) for consideration for Concert Orchestra; Class B or C (or equivalent difficulty) for Sinfonia. If multi-movement, excerpts from each movement permitted.

String students: It is important that any ability to play beyond first position is shown, preferably in their solo (rather than in a scale). In order to be considered for Concert Orchestra, violinists and violists should demonstrate sufficient ability to play in third position minimally, and cellists should demonstrate sufficient ability to play in fourth position minimally.

Percussion students: A short etude/piece on snare and mallet percussion. Timpani piece encouraged but optional.

—Sight-reading: All students will sight-read a brief excerpt.

Audition location: All auditions will be held in the
band room at South High School, 3128 South 12th
Street in Sheboygan. A general warm-up room will
be available at the auditions. Students and families
should enter South High school through the
commons area of the school.

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