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. The audition will need to be completed within a week after February 29.

Audition Results

YP Principal Player
Y Section Player
YS Sub Player
YP Pending
TBD = To be determined
OPEN CHAIR = Auditions will be taken for open chairs until filled. Please fill out the contact form.

UPDATED 3/10/2020

Flute
Molly Batchelor, Co Principal
Bryanna Beasley (Piccolo)
Kayla Slagle
Laura Bock, Piccolo (Flute), Co Principal

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

Bassoon
Andrew West, Principal
Leia Barrett
Devin Blackwood
Contrabassoon TBD

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

Bass Clarinet
Jennifer Murray, Principal
Brandon Crawford
OPEN CHAIR

Saxophone
Caleb Allen, Principal, AS1
Will Peak Tenor Saxophone
Bridget Ruark, Baritone
Christopher Brandt AS2

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

Horn
Nicole Deuvall, Principal
Rebekah Green
Tracy Bass (librarian)
Lucas Testin
Maria Nyiklos
There will be an assistant 1st

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
OPEN CHAIR

Piano
Kowoon Lee

Percussion
Michael Sears, Principal
Shane Batchellor
William Bayse
Austin Bressman
Eric Seffler
Timpani
Kaleb Hascall

Sub List
Joelle Teal
Deanna Wagoner, Flute/Piccolo
Rose Brown, Flute
NO OBOE SUBS
NO BASSOON SUBS
Julia Janda, Clarinet
NO BASS CLARINET SUBS
Samuel Riley, Saxophone
David Potter, Saxophone
Jason Bata, Saxophone
NO TRUMPET SUBS
Xavier Munoz, Horn
Matthew Judd, Horn
Leah Kubala, Horn
Alice Kirsch, Horn
Nicolas Gragg, Trombone, Bass Trombone
Johnathan Cartman, Trombone
Jacob Wilson, Trombone
Nicolas Gragg , Trombone, Bass Trombone
NO EUPHONIUM SUBS
Benoit Gauthier, Tuba
NO PERCUSSION, DOUBLE BASS, PIANO SUBS

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