Auditions

Ensemble Placements

Placements for Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band happen in the spring. There is no audition for Concert Band or Percussion Ensemble. New students should contact the band director and schedule a placement appointment.

Players may choose between the following sets of audition materials:

  1. WMEA All-State / All-NW Updated for the 2020/21 school year.

  2. WIBC Set A

  3. WIBC Set B

Standard Audition Criteria Apply

Our auditions are an important part in setting up each ensemble and every one of our students for a year of success. That being said, placements aren't based solely on these brief appointments. Students need to be reliable and professional throughout the year to maximize their audition placements. This is an industry standard that will help us have the best experience building a quality program together.
  1. Characteristic tone regardless of volume or range

  2. Reliable tempo / pulse control

  3. Accurate notes, rhythms, & articulations

  4. Style & nuance