AHS Orchestra ILMEA Audition Info


The bus leaves AHS at 7:30 a.m. from the music suite.  Plan on arriving by 7:15 a.m. Students will have access into the music suite in the morning. We are riding with band kids.

Dress:  Nice school clothes. 

The bus will return to AHS about 12:30.  Please make sure you or someone you know has a cell phone so you can call parents to pick you up at the high school before you get back. 

Senior Orchestra auditions are at Mascoutah Middle School. 

Once you arrive, check in to receive your audition slip and audition time. 

You can warm up in the gym.   Please do not play in the halls. 

Bring money for food. 

Auditions are blind, i.e. judges do not see you and there is no verbal communication between you and the judge.  There will be a room monitor in each senior orchestra audition room.

You will be auditioning on memorized scales, sight reading, Mozart state required excerpt, and 2 excerpts from Carmen.

Scales and audition spots will be posted when you arrive.

Have MEMORIZED all of the following three octave major scales:Bb, F, C, G, D, A, & E Major AND c and g melodic minor scales.  The tempo for scales should be Quarter Note = 120, detache’ (i.e., no slurs).

Students may not leave Mascoutah M.S. for any reason.

You are ambassadors of Alton High School.   Please represent our school and community with pride in all you do and say.

CODAThe ILMEA District 6 Festival is Saturday, November 2 at SIU-Carbondale.
If selected, there is a $20 festival fee due by the end of October.  
IL Central Bus Co. will be transporting students to the festival leaving AHS at 5:00 a.m.
Parents are to bring you home after the evening festival concert.