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Percussion and Wind Ensemble Auditions 2022-23

Percussion and Wind Ensemble Auditions 2022-23

Auditions will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Percussion Ensemble Auditions

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Percussion Ensemble for next year.  The IHS Percussion Ensemble is an auditioned group that encompasses the drum line, marching band and concert band percussion needs of the Ingraham Music Department.  Please read the following directions closely.

  1. Auditions will take place Wednesday June 15
  2. Contact Mr. Henderson for a time (swhenderson@seattleschools.org)
  3. The audition will consist of 3 sections
    • 1 – 2-minute prepared piece chosen by the musician
    • Etude #1 and #2 at a comfortable, accurate tempo
    • Sight-Reading
  4. Only perform Etudes as fast as you can play cleanly.
  5. Auditions will last approximately 10 minutes.
  6. Students will be notified of ensemble placement by June 17 and schedules will be adjusted accordingly.
  7. Some students may be designated as Alternates, if a spot opens up. 

Questions? If you have questions about the audition process, please contact Mr. Henderson.

I am excited to hear all of you play!

Shane Henderson
Ingraham High School
Director of Bands and Percussion
swhenderson@seattleschools.org

Wind Ensemble Auditions

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Wind Ensemble for next year.  The IHS Wind Ensemble is an auditioned group that emphasizes individual musicianship in the performance of contemporary wind band repertoire.  Please read the following directions closely.

  1. Auditions will take place Wednesday June 15
  2. Contact Mr. Henderson for a time (swhenderson@seattleschools.org)
  3. The audition will consist of 3 sections
    • 1 – 2-minute prepared piece chosen by the musician
    • Tracks 1-3 from the OMEA audition packet
    • Sight-Reading
  4. Please adhere as closely to tempo markings on the audition material
  5. Auditions will last approximately 10 minutes.
  6. Students will be notified of ensemble placement by June 17 and schedules will be adjusted accordingly.
  7. Some students may be designated as Alternates, if a spot opens up. 

Questions? If you have questions about the audition process, please contact Mr. Henderson.

I am excited to hear all of you play!

Shane Henderson
Ingraham High School
Director of Bands and Percussion
swhenderson@seattleschools.org

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