We do have a simple audition process for new musicians. The purpose of this audition is for the Artistic Director to assess your abilities for the purposes of placement within your section, not to determine whether or not you are accepted into the band.
After you express interest in joining, our Artistic Director, Scott Helms, will contact you to schedule an audition time. For the audition, you’ll be asked to prepare two short excerpts (about 60 seconds each): one piece that’s melodic/lyrical, and one piece that’s more technical/rhythmic. You can choose whatever music you’d like for this audition. You will also play your choice of a concert Bb scale or a chromatic scale from your lowest to your highest comfortable notes. Don’t worry – the point of this is not to see if you know your scales, it’s to determine your comfortable range. Finally, there will be a short and VERY simple sight-reading example for you to play.