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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 the following school year should send a message to Ms. Jones in April or early May to set up an after-school audition date and time.

Auditions, given in room 172, 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

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

2023-2024 Jazz Band Auditions

  • Thursday, September 21, 2023
  • Friday, September 22, 2023
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023
See the Jazz Band page for details.


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


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.