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Saints Youth Wind Ensemble

To provide a strong and meaningful concert band experience for students that enjoy the honor band atmosphere along with challenging repertoire.

Eligibility


Eligibility for membership in Saints Youth Wind Ensemble includes talented students in grades 9-12. Students can be enrolled in public, private or home school and must be involved in their school band or orchestra program. Instrumentation is based on North and South Carolina All-State Bands.

Auditions

Students will need to complete the online registration form along with providing an unlisted youtube link of their audition. The completed online registration along with your video audition must be submitted by Friday, December 8th to be considered.

Audition Requirements

Solo - Student can play their state/district solo or a solo of their choosing that demonstrates technical skill along with a demonstration of musical style and elements.

Scales (Winds, String Bass and Mallets Only)
   Listed in Concert Pitch: 2 Octaves— Ab. 1 Octave— Db and C Chromatic— Play from concert Ab 2 Octaves.

Rudiments (Snare Drum Only)
   7 Stroke Roll, Flam Tap and Single Ratamacue

Tuning (Timpani Only)
   Tune from Concert Bb
   Perfect 4th, Perfect 5th and Major 3rd

Rehearsals

Rehearsals will be held on Monday evenings from 6:45 p.m.—9 p.m. at Limestone College’s Fullerton Auditorium. The first rehearsal will begin Monday, January 8th, 2018 and will continue through Monday, February 26th. Students accepted into the Saints Youth Wind Ensemble will receive music well in advance of the first rehearsal and will be expected to come to the first rehearsal with the music technically prepared.

2018 Concert Dates

  • Tuesday, February 27th - Location TBA
  • Thursday, March 1st - Limestone College

Tuition

The tuition for membership is $100 for the season payable by check to Limestone College Department of Music. This fee covers music, staff and clinician expenses, printing, and other related costs and will be due after the ensemble is selected.

Registration

Please go to our web form to register to be part of this ensemble. Please prepare your audition video before registering because the form will ask you for the URL link to an unlisted YouTube video or a shared link to a video file in an online storage repository (Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.). If you need to create a YouTube account, please watch this video: https://youtu.be/YMndprcylro

For additional information, please contact Limestone College Assistant Director of Bands, Joseph Earp, at (864) 300-3528 or email at jearp@limestone.edu