ILMEA Senior Orchestra Audition Info


 The ILMEA District 6 auditions will take place Columbus Day, Monday, October 9 at Highland Middle School.  IL Central Bus Co. will provide transportation for students.  Students are required to ride the bus to and from auditions.   Buses will leave AHS at 7:30 a.m. and return back to AHS sometime around 1:00.

$8.00           ILMEA Audition Fee; due Wednesday, September 27.
Please make all checks payable to Alton H.S.

 Audition Materials

  • March Slave.   Violins need to prepare all excerpts from both 1st and 2nd violin parts.  Viola, cello and bass prepare all of your music.
  • ILMEA State Required Excerpt:
  • Prepare all of the following three octave major scales by memory (two octave for string bass):  Bb, F, C, G, D, A, & E Major and c and g melodic minor.  The tempo for scales should be Quarter Note = 120, detache’ (no slurs).
  • Sight-reading

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.


Scales and audition spots will be posted outside of audition rooms when you arrive at Highland.  

SIUE Audition Workshop:  Friday, September 29.  Bus leaves AHS at 8:00 a.m. and returns to AHS at 1:30.  Bring money for lunch  . . . and Starbucks.

The ILMEA District 6 Festival is Saturday, November 18, 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 4:45 a.m.
Parents are to bring you home after the evening festival concert.