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Music Auditions

Auditions are required for the Band and Orchestra electives, and the Jazz Band, unless students have already demonstrated their ability in previous classes. Auditions for Band and Orchestra are before summer so students can be programmed in the correct class for the August beginning of school. Auditions for Jazz Band are in September.

Auditions are not required for Winds & Percussion or Strings.

Band and Orchestra Auditions

Students who want to audition for Band or Orchestra for 2021-2022 should send a message to Ms. Jones in April or early May 2021 to set up an after-school audition date and time.

Auditions, given in room 172 (or over Zoom during the pandemic), are about 10 minutes long. The student plays a scale of their choice, a solo, or something out of a book they have prepared. They will be given a short sight-reading piece.

Jazz Band Auditions

Students who would like to audition for Jazz Band should listen for homeroom announcements after the start of school.

Jazz Band auditions are in September, during Nutrition or Lunch in Room 172.


2021-2022 Jazz Band Auditions

Tuesday through Thursday in September 2021, dates to be announced


Pick up the audition music ahead of time from Ms. Jones, then come to the audition ready to play it.


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What's the Audition Like?

At the audition, students will be asked to:

  1. Play a piece they have been working on. It can be a piece from a method book.
  2. Play a scale.
  3. Sight-read a piece that Ms. Jones will provide at the audition.

Any student who is not advanced enough on his or her instrument for Band or Orchestra is welcome to sign up for Winds & Percussion or Strings.