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edited 5/1/16

Band (Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble)

It is not required to audition to be a part of a band at South High.  Concert Band is open to students with prior playing experience but no audition is required.  To gain membership into Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble an audition is required.

Band auditions will be held May 31 - June 2 2016, before school, during Concert Band and Symphonic Band, during lunch, and after school. Please contact Mr. Sayre ( to schedule an audition. Incoming 9th graders can schedule an audition in the spring or in the fall.  Mr. Sayre will be visiting Sanford Middle School to listen to auditions during the school day on Friday, May 27, 2016.

Below are the requirements for entrance into an auditioned ensemble:

  1. Balance/need of ensembles
  2. Questionnaire (see below, turned in at audition)
  3. Performance Audition
    • Scale Sheet (see below, Mr. Sayre will pick 3 scales from this sheet and the chromatic scale)
    • Etude (see below, percussion should prepare both snare drum and mallet percussion pieces)
    • Sight Reading (percussion will sight read on timpani)

Band Audition Materials