Band, choir and orchestra students all came together this past Saturday for one important day. District auditions.
Districts are a competition with all of the schools in northeastern Kansas. If a student makes it at districts they then advance to state competitions.
“Students need challenges, everybody needs goals,” orchestra teacher Jonathan Lane said. “It’s an opportunity to see how they compare. It also calls for college scholarships later on.”
Choir teacher Ken Foley chooses four people from each section to go to district auditions. They go in most seminars and practice singing with a CD with the music on it.
“For the audition you’re in a room and you can’t see the judges as they can’t see you, so all they hear is your voice.” junior Madelaine Heigele said
Most of symphonic band is encouraged to audition and encouraged to do participate.
“It’s a great way to test your musical abilities,” junior Emma Calvert said.
In the orchestra classes, Lane requires it for his symphonic orchestra students. There are still a few brave sophomores in another class who have decided to audition this year.
“It’s a really stressful process,” junior Sydney Crawford said.”I’m glad it’s finally over.”
The suspense has finally ended. Students have found out if they will continue or if this is the end of the auditioning process for them.
Flute: Emma Reno , Claire Tracy,Mary Grekstas, Michelle Lui
Clarinets: Zach Williams, Chandler Klein, Ross Commerford, Michael Dannov
Alto Sax: Eric Kim
Bassoon: Noah Eidemiller
Trombone: Cole Harrison, Graham Eidemiller
French Horn: Ingrid Starkey
Mallett Percussion: Abby Scott
Baritone Sax: Elizabeth Kashka
Tuba: Matt Baehinke
Saxes: Zach Williams, Noah Eidemiller
Trombone: Graham Eidemiller
Alto Sax: Eric Kim
Baritone Sax: Ross Commerford
Guitar: Ian Rhoads
Trumpet: Phillip Olson
Violin I: Samuel Rowe
Violin I: Emily Colebank
Violin I: Mary Workman
Violin II: Vannis Jones
Violin II: Madison Hattaway
Violin II: Jackson Wright
Viola: Molly Gasperi
Viola: Ali Felman
Viola: Joe Simmons
Cello: Addie Hotchkiss
Cello: Kevin Xu
Cello: Rob Simpson
Cello: Alex Fontg
Bass: Mimi Rebein
Bass: Jake Wheeler
Bass: Bryan Bailey