In order to participate in the district festivals, students will need to go through an audition process. This process will look different for each ensemble. The general audition guidelines that students and teachers need to follow is listed below.
General Audition Guidelines
District VI will not accept any taped auditions made by a student unable to attend the audition. This should help avoid in-school conflicts in advance. Emergencies such as death in the immediate family or illness requiring a physician's excuse will be handled on an individual basis by the ensemble manager and district chairperson.
Use of photocopies in auditions will result in disqualification.
District VI teachers are urged to use discretion in registering students to audition. Each audition is time consuming, making it imperative that the auditioning student be both prepared and qualified to participate in the festival.
Copies of the student's audition score sheet, including the adjudicator's comments, will be available to each school immediately following the formulation of the various ensembles' instrumentation and voicing. Ensemble managers should provide each school with a list of students accepted and an ensemble list showing name, instrument, school and audition score.
All audition score sheets MUST be tallied and initialed by each tabulator. In case of a tie occurring above the cut-off score, the student with the highest score on the prepared piece would be seated accordingly.
Following auditions, if an ensemble is weak or missing needed voice or instrumental parts, all schools will be notified and recommendations given to the ensemble manager for their consideration. The District President upon the recommendation of the ensemble manager must approve any post audition additions. The District President needs to notify all the schools.
6th graders are now welcome to audition for the middle school ensembles.