Monday, November 18, 2013

District Honors Orchestra Auditions

This is a reminder that District Honors Orchestra Auditions are TOMORROW at South County Middle School (address below). This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get the invaluable experience of auditioning and also the opportunity to make it into the Honors Orchestra representing our area.

I encourage ALL of the orchestra students to audition. The act of preparing for an audition and experiencing one is a great educational tool for the kids to learn. It is quite different than preparing for an orchestra concert.

The cost of the auditions are $5 per child – exact change is always appreciated. Students are given an audition number when they register tomorrow. Registration opens at 3:30pm and closes at 6:30pm. My suggestion is to avoid the crowds right at 3:30 and come a bit closer to 4:30. There will be no lines at the tables. If you have a wire stand bring one to use in the warm-up room as music stands will not be provided. Parents are allowed in the warm-up rooms, but cannot accompany the student to the audition rooms. No results are posted that night – please wait until the next day and as soon as I hear the official results I will notify parents/students.

Address: South County Middle School – use entrance #1
8700 Laurel Crest Dr.
Lorton, VA  22079

As always, if you have questions, please do not hesitate to email or call me. Stuart students always do very well at these auditions and I am looking forward to another successful year!

Cassandra Haynes
J.E.B. Stuart High School
Orchestra Department