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2024-2025 Ensemble Placement Auditions

Ensemble Placements:

Students who are planning to attend Orange High School in 2024-2025 and play a brass or woodwind instrument will submit an audition to be placed in the appropriate ensemble in the OHS Band program. While students will be enrolled in Marching Band in the fall, there are two concert ensembles in the spring: Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. Wind Ensemble typically has 1-2 players on a part, and both groups will perform high quality repertoire. This audition submission serves to place students at the appropriate level in the ensemble best suited for their skill set. All percussionists will be placed into the Percussion Ensemble Class, and do not need to submit an audition. Percussion Ensemble meets in both the fall and spring. Only brass and woodwinds will need to submit an audition for ensemble placement.

Students may make the recording on their phone, computer, or whichever method works best. Record as many takes as you need, and submit the one you are happiest with. Do not stress over this-- all students will be placed in the ensemble where they will be the most successful! Rising 9th Graders: your middle school band experience has prepared you for high school band!

New for 2024-2025:

All band members should be enrolled in their ensemble year-round (both semesters). If a student chooses not to join marching band in the fall, they must enroll in zero hour Jazz Band, and/or take weekly private lessons in order to enroll in a band course in the spring.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Johnson at jacqueline.johnson@orange.k12.nc.us.

Rising 9th Grade Audition Excerpts:

Audition Excerpts

Rising 9th Grade Audition Instructions: 

Students should begin playing where "Start" is indicated, and finish where "Stop" is indicated. However, students wishing to be considered for Wind Ensemble (Honors/Advanced Ensemble) should play until "End" is indicated. 

Record your audition via video format, and upload it to the Google Form Submission Link below.

Submission Link:

Submit Here

Recordings are due by Friday, May 3rd, 2024 at 11:59 pm. 

 

Rising 10th-12th Grade Audition Excerpts:

Audition Excerpts

Rising 10th-12th Grade Audition Instructions: 

Students should begin playing where "Start" is indicated, and finish where "Stop" is indicated. However, students wishing to be considered for Wind Ensemble (Honors/Advanced Ensemble) should play until "End" is indicated. 

Record your audition via video format, and upload it to the Google Form Submission Link below.

Submission Link:

Submit Here

Recordings are due by Friday, May 3rd, 2024 at 11:59 pm.

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