Concert Band and Wind Ensemble

The Concert Band is an ensemble designed for middle school wind and percussion students who demonstrate playing ability at the intermediate level. No previous band experience is required. This ensemble emphasizes music reading and ensemble skills.

The Wind Ensemble is intended for high school intermediate through advanced level wind and percussion students. Repertoire includes original and arranged works for winds. This ensemble emphasizes music reading and ensemble skills, as well.

Both ensembles meet once a week for sixteen weeks each semester. For concert dates, please see our calendar of events. If you have any questions, please contact Darren Mulder at 213-621-4748 or dmulder@colburnschool.edu.

Duration
Concert Band: Mondays, 6 pm–7 pm
Wind Ensemble: Mondays, 7:15 pm–8:30 pm

2016-2017 Audition Information

Minimum Age Requirements
Concert Band: 6th grade (some age exceptions made)
Wind Ensemble: 9th grade (some age exceptions made)

Audition Dates & Requirements
Starting Wed, July 20, 2016, students may reserve an audition time by calling 213-621-4548 or in-person by visiting the CSPA Registration Office. Auditions will be held in Olive Rehearsal Hall on the following dates:

Friday, August 19 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, August 20 from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 21 from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday, August 22 from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Concert Band Audition Requirements
1. Major scales (up to four sharps and four flats) and a chromatic scale
2. Solo piece, without an accompanist - an etude or other solo work that shows lyrical and expressive ability as well as technical facility
3. Sight-reading (music provided at audition)

Wind Ensemble Audition Requirements
1. All Major Scales and a chromatic scale in full range
2. Solo piece, without an accompanist - an etude or other solo work that shows lyrical and expressive ability as well as technical facility no more than three minutes in length
3. Sight-reading (music provided at audition)
4. Excerpts (click link for excerpts)

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