Auditions for the 2013 season will be held on Sundays May 19 (1-4 PM, woodwinds and brass only) and May 26 (1-6PM, all instruments). Auditions are located at City Hall in Wheaton. Please fill out the audition time request form
on this website and submit it. You will receive a return email confirming an audition time.
Auditions are based on 3 sightreading excerpts, with the short page of prepared music used to break ties in sightreading scores only. The prepared music
is available on this website. The sightreading music is at an approximate grade level of 4 (1-6 scale). Musical parameters that are considered in the audition are tone quality, rhythmic accuracy, musicality, and technical facility. Auditionees should be outstanding high school band students over the age of 15, college students, or adults. Auditions are "blind" (judges do not see the people who audition), and last approx. 5 minutes.
All those who audition on E-flat clarinet must also audition on B-flat clarinet, all those who audition on piccolo must also audition on flute, and all those who audition on English Horn must also audition on oboe. Percussionists must audition on all 3 percussion parts -- snare, timpani and keyboard.
Those who think they will be able to play at least half of the season concerts may audition for a "regular" spot in the band. Any other auditionees should request to audition for a substitute spot.
Questions about the band or audition process may be directed to Steve Klaus
, General Manager