High School Orchestra

High School Orchestra


mp3 Auditions
We will continue to use Festival Scores for online audition management.

We're looking forward to our 2018-2019 school year! I hope you had time to recharge during the summer months and get ready for another busy year of inspiring students!

Here's some important information for NW/SW KMEA District Orchestra:

Who: Our director this year is Dr. Alex Lee from Southwest University of Oklahoma.

When: Saturday, Dec. 1

Where: Dodge City High School

What: We'll be playing Sinfonia in D by JC Bach, arr. Dackow
Nimrod, from the Enigma Variations, by Elgar, arr. Bender
Libertango, by Piazzolla/Kazik

Nov. 2 is the deadline to upload your students' auditions to Festivalscores.com. This year's chairman is Isaac Enochs from Great Bend, and he'll be in contact with all NW/SW directors with more info on this process.

Students auditioning for District orchestra (which is Dec. 1 in Dodge) or WKOF chair position (Nov. 16,17) will need to know this music:

District - ( audition CDs will be uploaded BY Nov. 1!)
Violins: All-State 3 oct. A Major scale, All-State Brahms excerpt, Piazolla m. 32-50
Violas: All-State 3 oct. A Major scale, All-State Brahms excerpt, Piazolla m. 42-57
Cellos: All-State 3 oct. A Major scale, All-State Rimsky-Korsakov, Bach m. 140-153
Basses: All-State 3 oct. A Major scale, All-State Beethoven excerpt, Bach m. 140-153

For all instruments, the same All-State scale and All-State excerpt as District, but not the Piazolla or Bach. ALSO, be ready to play anything from the WKOF music.

Festival Scores - Audition Event Tag

Directors, you will need to activate the following Event Tag in your Festival Scores Director account in order to upload audition entries.

Audition EventEvent Tag
2018-19 NW/SW HS Orchestra District Auditions FFJ3C6W
Joan Crull
Hays High School
2300 E. 13th
Hays, KS 67601
h: 785-365-6724
w: 785-623-2600