Preparing and auditioning for Honor Bands and Orchestras is a great way for individual musicians to improve. Preparing the excerpts and submitting the best audition possible makes every player better. Here at West Linn we have a long tradition of outstanding individual performers. Through practice and dedication, many students have found success in the All-State and All-Northwest Honor Groups. The links below are printable pdf's of the audition material for each instrument. Tempos are marked. Students should practice toward performing the faster metronome markings.
Auditions are due by September 28th this year. Auditions are submitted digitally.Students can start recording excerpts at any time. Each excerpt is submitted on a separately recorded track. Students do not have to record the entire audition in a single recording session.
The All-State groups will rehearse and perform in Eugene the weekend of January 16-18, with a concert at the Hult Center on the 18th.
The All-Northwest groups will rehearse and perform in Bellevue WA the weekend of February 12-15.
All audition fees are covered by the school. It is one way that we try to encourage and support each musician striving for excellence. If accepted, there is a fee to cover the cost of hotel, food, music, clinician, etc. Before auditioning, please check your calendar to make sure there are no conflicts.
Any questions? check with Mr. Egan. He is hapy to help with audition preparation and recording.