District Band Auditions

From Mr. Morgan:

Good morning,

All-District Band is a selective event that assembles the best musicians across the high schools in District 11 for a two and a half day event.  We invite dynamic and knowledgeable guest conductors to work with the bands we assemble who come from some of the strongest backgrounds in the band world.  Woodson is always well-represented at this event, with last year 34 of our students being selected.  The event is held here at Woodson from February 3-5.  Please DO NOT audition if you cannot attend the event 100% in it’s entirety.  Please see Mr. Morgan for a specific schedule if you have specific schedule questions about the event.

In order to be selected, students must beat out their peers in a competitive audition.  Like last year, our district has elected to keep these auditions virtual.  These auditions are rigorous, but are also an EXCELLENT way to push students to practice individually because it is a very tangible goal that aligns very well with our curriculum.  We do not require these auditions, but they are strongly encouraged.  Especially for students in Concert Band and Symphonic Band, this audition requires many of the same skills we look for in our auditions in the spring so if you are looking to advance an ensemble, this is an excellent way to do so.  Our expectation is that every student in Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band register to audition.  Registering for the audition costs $10, cash or check (made out to Woodson Band Patrons).

To better facilitate the online auditions, we have trimmed down the length of all of the etudes.  They are attached to this email.  Please discard your old etudes so you do not play the wrong one by mistake.  

Use THIS FORM to register to audition (must be signed in to FCPS student email address).  Please contact Mr. Morgan or Mr. Freeman with any questions.