Wind Ensemble Auditions 2018-2019

Audition materials for Wind Ensemble are below. These materials are also located on each band’s page. Auditions will be held in April 23, 24, 25. Audition results will be posted the afternoon of April 27 at 3:00pm. 

Wind Ensemble members do not have to re-audition to stay in Wind Ensemble unless they want to switch instruments.  

Concert Band members do not have to re-audition to stay in Concert Band.

Bowmen Band members will automatically be placed into Concert Band for the next school year.

Wind Ensemble Audition Music

Decisions will be based on spot availability, ability, attitude, and dependability.

A traditional symphony band (like what we have with concert band) will have a sea of instruments. These ensembles can get quite large – up to 60-80 musicians per band. On the other hand, our Wind Ensemble is built to be a little bit slimmer and more stealthy (Our design is based on 1952 Eastman School of Music Wind Ensemble under the direction of Frederick Fennell, who was the founder of the modern wind ensemble).

Ideal SHS Wind Ensemble Instrumentation Balance: 

  • Flute – 4-5
  • Oboe – 1-2
  • Bassoon 2-3
  • Clarinet – 8-10
  • Bass Clarinet – 2
  • Alto Sax – 2
  • Tenor Sax – 1
  • Bari Sax – 1
  • Horn – 4
  • Trumpet – 6-7
  • Trombone – 3-4
  • Euphonium 2-3
  • Tuba – 2-3
  • String Bass – 1
  • Percussion 6-8