Good morning CFHS Band Fam!
Even though it seems very (very) early, we need to start thinking and preparing for auditions for NEXT school year. The process will look a little different, and we wanted to get this information to you very (very) early.
We won't be having what you might consider "traditional" auditions. There will be no etudes, no recording of scales, no videos to submit. Instead, the work you do all year on your summatives will be used collectively to create an audition portfolio.
As an example: if you are interested in being in jazz band next year, you will indicate that on your registration. We then will collect all of the evidence you have submitted throughout the year and evaluate your portfolio. This can include summatives, performances, Solo & Ensemble, small ensembles, and more.
Auditions help you register for the correct ensemble where you will learn the most, where you will be challenged appropriately, and where you will be the most successful. Current auditioned ensembles in the CFHS band program include Wind Ensemble, Jazz 1, and the musical's Pit Orchestra.
If you have any questions, let us know!
Ren & Ole
This blog is intended to serve as a collection of announcements and information for current students and their families.