ALL HONOR GROUP INFORMATION HAS BEEN POSTED TO THE WEBSITE.

DUE TO THE VOLUME OF CALLS, MESSAGES WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

 

Tips for a Successful Video Audition

You can record and re-record your video as many times as you would like; however, the one you submit must be unedited and uncut (one continuous video submission).

Audition Application Process for 2020

Checklist:

  1. All applications AND video’s MUST be submitted in one transaction online along with your $35 application fee payable via credit/debit card. No other payment method will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be processed.  Applications sent without videos will not be processed.
  2. The time-stamped deadline for Middle School videos/applications/fees is 11:59 PM on November 4, 2019. Videos/Applications/fees will not be accepted or processed after the 11:59 PM timestamp on November 4, 2019 and no audition times will be issued. No walk-in applications or payments will be accepted.
  3. Directors will receive a listing of students from their school who wish to audition for verification and audition approval. Deadline for verification will be no later than November 7, 2019. There will be NO refund for non-approved applications.

Completing the Application:

  1. Complete the online application. Please make sure to fill out the application in its entirety, including electronic signatures at the end of the application.
  2. Please make sure you fill out the application in its entirety and ensure you submit your video to the appropriate link.
  3. Upon submission of video/application and fee, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your transaction. This receipt will also be sent to the SCSBOA office. Please do not contact the office to see if your application has been received.

Receiving the Audition Time(s):

  1. Those students who are invited back for the second round of auditions may check the SCSBOA website after November 18, 2019.
  2. Live auditions will take place at Tesoro High School on December 7, 2019.
  3. There is NO ADDITIONAL fee for those students invited back for a live audition.
  4. Audition material for the live audition is the SAME MATERIAL as the video taped first round audition.

Prepare for a Successful Audition:

  • Live audition excerpts are the same as the “video audition.”
  • Woodwind/Brass/Percussion Audition Preparation:
    • Download the Middle School Audition List from the SCSBOA website under the Honor Groups tab, find your instrument on the list, and purchase the appropriate book(s) for your excerpt.
    • Download the instrument-specific Middle School Scale Requirements from the SCSBOA website under the Honor Groups tab.
    • Practice scales, solo piece, and sight-reading skills (ask your private teacher or director for advice on sight-reading).
  • String Audition Preparation; Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass:
    • Download the string instrument-specific audition excerpt from the SCSBOA website under the Honor Groups tab.
    • Download the instrument-specific Middle School Scale Requirements from the SCSBOA website under the Honor Groups tab.
    • Practice scales and sight-reading skills (ask your private teacher or director for advice on sight-reading).
    • Strings play ONLY the assigned scales, posted excerpts, and sight-reading. NO SOLO PIECE
AUDITION RESULTS OF THE VIDEO AUDITIONS WILL BE POSTED ONLINE
UNDER THE HONOR GROUPS TAB AFTER NOVEMBER 18, 2019

2020 SCSBOA Middle School Honor Band, String Orchestra, and Full Orchestra:

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