Students that do not have a time but still want to audition can late register between 8:00-10:00 am the day of the auditions and pay the $15 late registration fee.
What to Bring:
- Instrument (tubas and baritones will be on our trailer by the band room at U High)
- Audition music (C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Chromatic Scales & the Set II Etude)
- Sticks & Mallets (percussion)
- Optional: Water bottle/Jacket in case the room is cold
Dress nice, the judge will see you!
Students should arrive approximately 30 minutes before their scheduled audition time to check-in, warm-up, and find their audition room. Once they are finished auditioning, they can leave. (see times below)
Many instruments audition in two rooms. For example, they may play their scales in one room and their etude and sight-reading in another room. These rooms will be next door to each other and clearly labeled.
Will be posted at www.districtiv.org the evening of auditions.
Remember the best way to fight nerves the day of the auditions is to be the most prepared that you can be ! Be sure to spend the majority of your time from now until the audition day on the parts of the music and scales that you don't know, rather than practicing over and over the parts you can play well. Make recordings of yourself playing so you can hear how you sound and listen to the model recordings at www.districtiv.org/middle-school.html.
On the day of the auditions, avoid drinking a lot of caffeine or eating a lot of sugar. This can heighten nerves! Dress nice, but make sure you are comfortable playing your instrument in whatever outfit you are wearing. Avoid listening to other people in warm-up or listening outside the audition door. Be confident in what YOU have prepared! Walk in the room confidently, say "Good morning" to the judge and get right to playing. Don't make excuses for mistakes, just play! The judges will be hearing lots of students all day and you won't be the first who will mess up!
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