Audition Information

Audition excerpts may be found at the bottom of this page after the audition results. Since we cannot contact every qualified musician in the Kansas City area, we ask that you share this information with any person you know who could contribute positively to the band. The excerpts are fairly difficult. It is, however, the level of proficiency that should be expected of those performing in professional band. In addition to the excerpts, you will be expected to perform a one-minute selection of your choosing. There will be no sight reading, although you may be asked to perform a chromatic scale (all pros keep that ready under their fingers). Open chairs are noted below, but in order to be considered a sub, you must play an audition.

INFORMATION FOR PERCUSSIONISTS: Since there is no percussion equipment at the church, submit your form, and the conductor will be in touch with you to set up an audition at a place of your choosing.

Audition Results

Flute
Molly Batchelor, Co Principal
Bryanna Beasley (Piccolo)
Kayla Slagle
Deanna Wagoner, Piccolo

Oboe
Blake Johnson, Principal
Michael Prucha, English Horn
Erin Smith

Bassoon
Andrew West, Principal
Devin Blackwood
Contrabassoon TBD

Clarinet
Jeffery Anderson, Co Principal and Eb
Connor Myers Co Principal
Sara Saile
Gabrielle Stanley
Sean Jones
Joelle Judd
Cory Hogan

Bass Clarinet
Jennifer Murray, Principal
Brandon Crawford
OPEN CHAIR

Saxophone
Chase Shumsky, Principal
Will Peak Tenor Saxophone
Bridget Ruark, Baritone
Christopher Brandt AS2

Trumpet
Justin Kohmetscher, Principal
Mark Fangmann
Emily Bartz
Michael Cervantes
Cole Schlesselman
Joe Ruiter

Horn
Nicole Deuvall, Principal
Rebekah Green
Tracy Bass (librarian)
Matthew Judd
Xavier Munoz

Trombone
Cameron Akagi, Principal
Josh Hermes
Erik Augereau
David Vance, Bass Trombone

Euphonium
Brittany Enyeart, Principal
Jenna Bartz

Tuba
Luke Fitzgerald, Principal
Laurence Dahlstent

Double Bass
Krista Kopper

Piano
Kowoon Lee

Percussion
Michael Sears, Principal
Shane Batchellor
Austin Bressman
Eric Seffler Anna Thiele

Timpani
Kaleb Hascall

We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Brandon Lesando and Blue Valley Southwest High School (our host who made themselves available at the last minute), to all of our judges, to Carla Slagle (our event monitor), to Mike Steffen and Palen Music (who were invaluable by identifying qualified players and for providing the folders we will use during season one), to Joe Parisi and Steve Davis for their advice and mentoring) and finally, all of the terrific musicians who made the time and effort to audition. Based upon the reports and score sheets of the judges, we are well on our way toward having a terrific wind band.

To those who are listed as subs, there is a very good chance that you will play with the ensemble this year. If you are listed as a sub, you played well on your audition. The catch is that we had quite a few players whose playing was truly excellent. We would like for you to remain on our roster and to follow our progress. Thank you so much for playing an audition.

AUDITION EXCERPTS

Flute-Piccolo

Oboe/English Horn

Bassoon

Contrabassoon

Clarinet

Eb Clarinet

Bass Clarinet

Saxophone

Trumpet

Horn

Trombone

Bass Trombone

Euphonium

Tuba

Percussion

Timpani

Double Bass

Piano