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Concert Band: All incoming Freshmen wind players are automatically placed into this class unless they wish to be considered for symphonic band or wind ensemble. There is no audition necessary to enroll in the Concert Band.
Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble: All current Ballard Students will re-audition in person at the end of the year for next year’s placement. Freshmen may audition for these bands if they would like to. Incoming Freshman should email Mr. Gillespie at firstname.lastname@example.org if they are interested in auditioning for these ensembles. The audition will consist of a short, recorded performance of material of their choosing.
Ballard Jazz Lab Ensemble: No audition is required. All instruments and skill levels are welcome.
Ballard Big Band: Freshman should contact Mr. Gillespie at email@example.com if interested in auditioning for this advanced ensemble. Entries are largely dependent on instrumentation. The audition will consist of scales, improvisation and a jazz standard.
Percussion Ensemble: June 8th, after school. All percussionists should enroll in this class. No audition is necessary to enroll, however, an audition will be required for placement in the drumline. This audition will be held in person after school at 3:30pm on Wednesday, June 8th. If unable to attend this audition students should email Mr. Gillespie at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
Jazz Band: First week of 2022 school year. Check back more more info, and music. A SignUp Genius is on Schoology. Mr. Gillespie will inform incoming freshmen of the SignUp Genius and music to prepare shortly.
Incoming 9th graders don’t need to audition. All incoming 9th graders who are sopranos or altos should be enrolled in Treble Choir and all incoming 9th graders who are tenors or basses should be enrolled in Concert Choir. For any additional questions on auditions, please email Ms. Rowley at email@example.com.”
Students that want to audition for Symphonic or Chamber Orchestra need to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time for an online audition (on teams or Zoom). Students should be prepared to play something of their choice that demonstrates their abilities and also engage in a conversation with me about their skills and experience. Otherwise, sign up for Concert Orchestra.