2019-20 BJHS Wind Audition Information

Wind auditions consist of 4 components:

  • One octave major scales/arpeggios- You have one minute to attempt as many major scales/arpeggios as possible.  You must state the name of the scale (your scale–NOT CONCERT PITCH) then play it.  Please use the order (circle of 4ths) on the audition sheet.
  • 3 short etudes (see “2019 Audition music” below)
  • Sightreading
  • Tone

This audition serves as both your marching and concert audition for the full year (if applicable).  You should plan to audition on your PRINCIPAL instrument (i.e. what you play during concert season). If you play a secondary instrument in marching band, please indicate on your audition form at the top when asked for “concert” and “marching” instrument choices. Also, be sure to indicate if you wish to be considered for football band, competition band, and/or a concert ensemble. This will help us in setting rosters for the upcoming year. Remember: Membership in competition marching band also ensures membership in football marching band as well.

Plan to arrive at the BJHS band room no later than 30 minutes before your scheduled audition time. You will turn in all forms and money to the table outside the band room, then use your remaining time to warmup inside the band room. Do NOT play in the halls. No parents will be allowed in the hallways during auditions. They may wait in the band room or parking lot.

Be outside of your assigned room 5 minutes before your audition. Do not have a conversation with the judge. Simply enter, play your scales, etudes, and sightreading, then exit the room.

Current BJHS students: You will not be allowed to audition if you have any outstanding fees or expenses. Please check Charms and/or email Rhonda Lyons (rhonda.lyons13@gmail.com) if you have a question regarding your balance.

How to Audition:

  1. Complete Online Registration.  This form takes a few moments to load.  Be patient.  If you are a current Bob Jones Band 9th through 11th grader or a current Discovery band 8th grader, you will receive an email with the required password.  You will not be permitted to audition if you have not completed online registration.
  2. Download, complete, sign as necessary, and bring the following forms to your audition:
  3. Download and prepare 2019 Audition Music. Passwords will be sent via email.
  4. Sign up for an audition time.
  5. Bring payment to your audition (only if participating in marching band) for:
    • New MEMBERS: Marching band jersey: $27
      • Current BJHS band members do NOT need to purchase new jersey if existing jersey is in good condition.  They will be inspected at uniform fittings during band camp to ensure quality.
    • Returning members: Any unpaid fees or expenses from the 2018-19 school year. You will NOT be allowed to audition if you have an outstanding balance.
  6. Physical Form– All marching band members are required to get a physical by the first day of band camp (JULY 15).  Use this form with your family doctor or attend the BJHS Athletics Physical Day (May 22- $15).

If you do not receive passwords via email or are a transfer student from another system, please fill out the contact form and passwords will be sent to you.