Eastside Youth Concert Band
****Auditions for available instruments are invited****
Hello Eastside Band Directors and Students!
Announcing year #2(!) of our youth concert band program to provide enhanced musical experiences for advanced high school and exceptional middle school students from Sammamish, Issaquah, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond and the surrounding areas. Practices will be held at Pacific Cascade Middle School in Issaquah on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm. Auditions and dates are detailed below. This summer, we are had our second annual summer concert band, rehearsing in the evenings August 5-9 with a concert on Thursday evening, August 9. Check it out on the Summer Band page: Summer Band!
Audition information is as follows:
To join the band, submit links to brief (1-2 minute) videos on Youtube (make them "unlisted") on one (or more) of the following instruments: Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium, Tuba or Percussion that shows:
1) an example of your lyrical playing (something slow and pretty)
2) an example of your technical playing (something fast and flashy)
3) chromatic scale articulated (not slurred) from your lowest note to your highest note at a comfortable speed with your best tone quality.
Percussionists should include playing from multiple instruments (timpani (if available to you), snare, mallets).
You can combine your videos into one video if you like.
Send the Youtube link(s) with your name and instrument in the email subject for the summer band to: firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no fee to audition. If you play more than one instrument, send a separate audition for each instrument you are interested in playing. For example, if a flute player plays piccolo, send a separate piccolo audition, if a trumpet player plays French Horn, send auditions for both. If there is enough interest, two bands differentiated by ability demonstrated by the auditions will be formed.
You are welcome to use selections from All-State or WIBC audition materials, available online from the links following, or etudes and excerpts from solo literature. WIBC and All-State band auditions are due at about the same time. These are terrific programs that you should consider also auditioning for.
I look forward to hearing your amazing auditions!!