Auditions are open to all students enrolled in a high school band program grades 9-12. All students are required to fill out the 2020-2021 HSHB Audition Form. This same form is also where students will submit their audio.
Audition Materials are due by Friday, December 10, 2021
All auditions must include:
Student stating their name and school first
Two major scales of the player’s choice (at least two octaves): in sixteenth notes no slower than ♩= 60
Chromatic scale of the player’s choice: two octaves in eighth notes, ♩= 80
All-State OR All-County audition excerpts OR 1 faster/technical etude + 1 slower/lyrical etude
If using All-County audition materials that only include one excerpt, ADD a contrasting etude for a total of two music selections
Directors will receive a list of students selected for UWF Honor Band and all students will be notified by December 29, 2021. Chair placement within the ensemble will be based on the initial audition. Music for the festival will be emailed to the students by the end of January. If selected for the Honor Band, students will be expected to attend all scheduled rehearsals and activities Feb. 25-27, including attending the Saturday evening concert presented by UWF instrumental ensembles. Parents are responsible for transportation, lodging and supervision at all other times during the Honor Band weekend.