WV Band Directors,
It's a whole new world, thanks to Covid. All auditions will be virtual; therefore, they will not be blind. We are still working out details for this process to ensure that things run as smoothly as possible. Updates will be sent as the process is ironed out.
On the day of the audition, please plan to arrive at the site early enough to register and have ample warm-up time. Students will be required to sign in at the registration table again this year. Historically we have averaged close to a 30-40% cancellation rate; therefore, please plan to arrive early for your scheduled audition. This is particularly true for those scheduled for the afternoon auditions. You will be expected to try-out early if necessary.
Band Directors: when you arrive on-site, please check in at the registration table to sign in, fill out audition forms, and advise us of cancellations from your school. Signs will be posted to direct students to the warm-up area and audition rooms. Students should be aware of audition times and cancellations. Audition schedules will be posted at the audition area and cancellations will be posted as they are reported. The audition process for winds will be blind. Students are NOT to speak to the judges. Facilitators will be on hand to conduct any communication from the students to the judges. A copy of the solo must be provided for the judge!!!!!! No copies will be made at the audition sites. If possible, email cancellations before Nov. 27, 2020.
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail. I will attempt to assist you if at all possible. Please remember that no on-site registrations will be accepted and THE AUDITIONS WILL NOT BE POSTPONED DUE TO BAD WEATHER!!!!!!
NOTE TO PERCUSSIONISTS: No tuning devices, other than a pitch pipe, will be permitted when auditioning on timpani. Remember, you must provide all mallets and sticks. Snare drum, marimba and timpani will be provided.
AUDITION SITES AND DATES:
Friday, December 4, 2020
Christ Church United Methodist
Saturday, December 5, 2020
West Virginia University
Tracey R. Filben
WV All State Band Chair