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All West Audition Information

Hello everyone,

All West is being held this year at Arlington HS for all Wind Ensemble and Jazz performers. Although the times have yet to be disclosed to the directors, the date of the auditions is Saturday, January 15. The rules for this year, due to Covid-19 restrictions, states that students may only enter the building 10 minutes before their audition. Unlike past years, they will only be able to register, go to the warm up area, then audition and leave immediately afterwards. Students are not able to congregate and stay on campus before or after their designated time for the benefit of all involved. Please, if you or your child is exhibiting Covid symptoms, or has recently tested positive, please reach out to me as soon as possible (via text, email, or Remind). I will post the audition times as soon as I have access to them. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.


All-West Audition Guidelines

  • This year, no one is allowed in the building unless they are auditioning or are a director. We are asking all parents to wait outside.
  • Please wear a mask
  • Students must leave IMMEDIATELY following their audition(s)
  • Students should be in line at the registration table 10 minutes prior to their audition. A student can POSSIBLY be worked in early, but not late. Please tell your students to make preparations to leave early enough so that things like traffic will not make them late.
  • We will provide a Keyboard Amp, Bass Amp, and Guitar Amp as well as Drum Set, and Aux Instruments for Jazz Auditions, but not patch cords, sticks, and mallets.
  • We will also provide percussion audition equipment, i.e. snare, Timpani, and Mallet Instruments, but not Mallets or sticks
  • no other instruments will be provided.

Below are the time slots for all auditioning band members:

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Band Camp 2021-22

  • July 19-20, 2021 – 8am-4pm (both days) Officers, Section Heads and Section Leader Days, Band setup
  • This only applies to Band Officers and Section Heads/Leaders
  • July 21-23, 2021 – 7:30am-5:00pm – Percussion and Color Guard
  • This applies to all percussionists and all students wishing to be a part of the Color Guard (may be a band member)
    • Percussion placements will take place during these days
    • For information on auditions for Color Guard, please reach out to me
  • July 21, 2021 – 7:30am-5:00pm – Freshman-Sophomore Orientation and Introduction
  • July 22-23, 2021 – 7:30am-5:00pm – Full Band
  • All students will receive Full Band Uniforms and marching instruments (if needed)
  • July 26-30, 2021 – 7:30am-5:00pm – Band Camp Full Band
  • August 2-6 (School In-Service days) – 2:30pm-8pm – Full Band
  • August 6, 2016 – 5pm-8pm – Band Family Picnic and Preview Show
  • August 9 – School Starts(?)
  • Practices are Tuesday and Thursday (2:30-5pm)
  • Games Friday night (Typically, call time will be 5pm in the band room to prepare for the game and board the busses)
  • Currently, I am still working on the game schedule and will have that settled soon. This will also be reflected in band fees.
  • These practices will go until the season ends which is dependent upon how the team does during playoffs.