Youth Winds Auditions

ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to COVID-19, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra has postponed the Lone Star Youth Winds until the 2021-2022 concert season. Please check out information on our brand new chamber music academy coming in June.

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Please prepare your All-Region etudes. For those students under ATSSB regions, ATSSB All-Region etudes are acceptable.

Audition Procedures and Preparation

  • Memorization of audition music is not necessary.
  • Professional attire is encouraged.

Calendar

There are four mandatory “black out” dates an applicant must calendar now and agree to attending upfront in order to participate in the LSYW this season. An LSYW musician must attend the dress rehearsal in its in entirety to perform in the concert. Please check these dates before filling out the application. The remainder of the rehearsal schedule is governed by the attendance policy.

MANDATORY “BLACK OUT” DATES

Concert #1
Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 10:00am-3:00pm
Concert: Sunday, March 1, 2020. 12:30pm call time. 2:30pm concert start. Moody Performance Hall.

Concert #2
Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 10:00am-3:00pm
Concert: Sunday, May 10, 2020. 12:30pm call time. 2:30pm concert start. Eisemann Center.

Application Process

The application process consists of an online application form with a non-refundable application fee of $20 and a printed and signed supplemental application page. The online application form is needed to acquire an audition time. You must have the signed supplemental application page at the time of the audition.

Step One

Complete the Lone Star Youth Winds Online Application Form and pay the non-refundable, non-transferable application fee of $20.

Youth Winds Audition Application Form

Step Two

Print out this Lone Star Youth Winds Supplemental Page and fill it out completely. Signatures are needed from the applicant, a parent/guardian, and the applicant’s band director.

Lone Star Youth Winds Supplemental Page

 

Invitations to join the Lone Star Youth Winds will be sent out via email once all the auditions have concluded.

Note: For those applicants selected to the Lone Star Youth Winds, a $425 tuition payment is required to complete the process and secure the student musician’s spot in the ensemble. The applicant’s tuition will be used for Lone Star Wind Orchestra operating expenses to provide the Lone Star Youth Winds with, among others, venue space to perform, mentors to give instruction and guest artists to enhance the student musician’s experience.

MEMBERS ONLY – Tuition Payment Details

2019-2020 Youth Winds Season Schedule

Sunday, November 17, 2019 – Auditions
Sunday, December 1, 2019 – Final Call Auditions
Sunday, December 8, 2019 – Parent Meeting and Read-Through Rehearsal from 2:30-4:30pm

Concert #1 JAM SESSION

Rehearsal #1: Sunday, January 5, 2020 from 2-5pm
Rehearsal #2: Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 2-5pm

No rehearsal LSWO rehearsal weekend (Jan 18-19)
No rehearsal LSWO concert weekend (Jan 25-26)

Rehearsal #3: Sunday, February 2, 2020 from 2-5pm
Rehearsal #4: Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 2-5pm

No rehearsal TMEA weekend (Feb 12-15)

Rehearsal #5: Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 2-5pm
Final Rehearsal: Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 10:00am-3:00pm
Concert: Sunday, March 1, 2020. 12:30pm call time. 2:30pm concert start. Moody Performance Hall.

Concert #2 SACRED SPACES

Rehearsal #1: Sunday, March 29, 2020 from 2-5pm
Rehearsal #2: Sunday, April 5, 2020 from 2-5pm

No rehearsal Easter weekend (Apr 11-12)

Rehearsal #3: Sunday, April 19, 2020 from 2-5pm
Rehearsal #4: Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 9am-12pm (with John Mackey)
Rehearsal #5: Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 2-5pm
Final Rehearsal: Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 10:00am-3:00pm (with John Mackey)
Concert: Sunday, May 10, 2020. 12:30pm call time. 2:30pm concert start. Eisemann Center.

Note: Rehearsals are held in the band room at Pearce High School in Richardson, TX.

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