Expanding on my last email, I just received this from the president of the Alabama Orchestra Association about instrument shortages for auditions. Just FYI.
“Hello Alabama Band Directors,
As of Saturday Night the AOA is short a few instrument parts and could use more of some instruments to audition so we will have a couple of alternates. We need at least 3 more Bassoons, 2 bass trombones, and 1 harp. Others we could use more of to make sure we have enough alternates to fill spots are Oboe, Horn, Bass Trombone, Tuba, and Percussion. If you have any students playing with you this year who could fill these spots, please encourage them to audition.
To register and find excerpts go to Alabama Orchestra Association – Home
Register through the blue button on left side. Find excerpts on Audition Page. (Students will play prepared excerpts and sight reading during audition)
Registration deadline is Tuesday, September 30th. Auditions are the first 2 weekends of October. Students can audition in any district they would like to, if their district doesn’t fit their schedule. It will ask them in the registration process if they want to change their district. They will need your NAfME number and E-mail to register. Thanks so much for your help!
Leigh S. Thomas
Assistant Band Director, Bob Jones High School