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    Junior Winds

    Junior Winds Interest form for the 2021-2022 Season

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    Auditions will take place in August 2020. You will receive information regarding setting up your child’s audition over the summer.


    2020 Junior Winds Audition Information:

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    All Students must perform the following:

    • Scales: Concert B flat, Concert E flat, Concert A flat, Concert F, Concert C major scale, and Chromatic Scale (Does not need to be from memory)
    • All students must also perform a solo on their instrument that demonstrates their ability level. The solo should have technical passages, as well as lyrical passages. Students may also choose 2 shorter solos (1 lyrical solo, and 1 technical solo that can demonstrate these abilities). Total time in the solo cannot exceed 8 minutes (or 4 minutes for each solo if you are performing 2)

    PERCUSSION Requirements: ALL interested percussion auditions must include the following:

    • Scales: Concert B flat, Concert E flat, Concert A flat, Concert F, Concert C major scale, and Chromatic Scale (Does not need to be from memory)
    • All students must also perform a solo on their instrument that demonstrates their ability level. Percussionists must perform 3 solos:
           i. Snare Drum Solo
          ii. Mallet Solo
          iii. Timpani Solo

    Recording Requirements: Students must be filmed from an appropriate distance, so good hand position, posture, and embouchure can all be seen/heard. Families can choose any recording medium to submit (YouTube link, DropBox link, Google Drive link, etc.) ALL LINKS must be checked before you submit. Any non-working links will be discarded.

    All Audition videos must be submitted no later than July 1st, 2021. Families will be notified of results no later than August 1st, 2021 via email.

    Junior Winds Registration Fee
    There is an annual fee of $285 to participate in the CYSB.  This fee includes the Personal Protective Equipment that will be required when rehearsing and performing on Capital’s campus.

    No student will ever be denied the opportunity to participate in the CYSB because of financial need. Tuition assistance is available through Capital if the registration fee is cost prohibitive for families.

    Additional Information

    Please feel free to email director Ryan Alexis if you have questions.