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All County Band/Orchestra Audition Information


I strongly encourage all students who take private lessons and/or are enrolled in an Honors-level performance class to audition for All County Band or All County Orchestra. Performing in an All-County ensemble is a great honor and a wonderful opportunity for students to perform challenging music with the best instrumental music students from Carroll County.

Applications, audition information, and audition music are available from Mr. Stevenson.

Completed applications are due back to Mr. Stevenson no later than the end of the school day on October 4, 2019.

The string auditions will be held on November 7, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. at West Middle School. Wind and percussion auditions will be held on November 12, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. at West Middle School.

Students will need to arrange their own transportation to and from the auditions. If this is a problem, please let me know and perhaps I can facilitate some carpooling. After I receive your child’s audition time, I will send home additional audition details.

Although the requirements may look quite challenging upon first glance, I am available during CAV time and after school from 2:30 – 4 P.M. on Tuesdays and Thursdays to help interested students prepare for their auditions. With regular coaching and careful practice, the music will be quite playable by the audition date.

Thank you again for supporting your child's musical education. I sincerely hope that your child chooses to participate in this educational opportunity. I look forward to helping your child prepare for this audition, and hope that he/she is successful. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.