Audition Information
Each fall, upperclassmen band students audition for placement in one of two ability-based curricular concert bands which meet during periods 5 and 6 of the school day. The Wind Symphony is our preeminent concert band, made up of our finest wind and percussion musicians, and meets during period 5. The Symphonic Band is our intermediate concert band, which meets during period 6. All upperclassmen will audition for placement in these ensembles during their assigned band period once school begins utilizing the audition materials below.

All incoming freshmen band members will be automatically placed in our freshmen Concert Band ensemble, which meets during period 4. Freshmen will be given an opportunity to audition for seating within the concert band once the year begins utilizing music from the first concert cycle.


2016 Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Audition Materials
The audition excerpts for Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band are derived from the Cycle 1 ILMEA etudes. Recordings, full excerpts, and Mp3s can be found at the following link on the ETHS Bands website:

http://www.ethsbands.com/materials/ilmea/ilmea_band_orchestra.html