July 7, 10, 11, 12, 13
Conductor: Marykate Kuhne
Crave a challenge? Love playing exciting music? Audition for EMA’s Encore Wind Symphony’s Jr. Band directed by Marykate Kuhne.Perform with us!
Join us this Summer 2023!
Auditions are competitive and open to band students entering 7th-9th grade. Please see requirements in the FAQ’s below or download information.
For 9th*-graduating seniors, please see Encore Wind Symphony.
*If your student is entering 9th grade and would like to be considered for either the senior band or the junior band, they need to submit one audition using the EWS Sr. audition materials.
What is the cost to join EWS?
Tuition is $110. Tuition covers 70% of the total cost to run the program. Donations, grants and ticket sales cover the rest. Comprehensive financial aid is available. Our goal is to make this summer program as accessible for all as possible.
2023 Performance: July 13 @ 7pm
Location: First Congregational Church
461 Pierson Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Frequently Asked Questions
Recording Directions and Submission Details:
- Video auditions do not need to be professional quality.
- Smartphones and similar recording devices are acceptable and encouraged.
- Stand facing the camera and at an appropriate distance from the recording device.
- Face and full instrument must be visible.
Audition music must be recorded in the sequence listed above. Students may record each section separately, however all required scales must be recorded in one take. No editing of videos is permitted. The three videos must be compiled into one continuous video. No acoustic manipulation nor audio filters may be used. Videos should be uploaded to YouTube and must have visibility “unlisted” (not public or private) and titled Lastname_Firstname_Instrument. For example: Smith_John_oboe
All students must paste the YouTube URL short link in the registration form and submit both the video and registration form by Friday, April 14, 2023 by 11:59pm. Audition Results announced: Friday, April 21.
If your student is entering 9th grade and would like to be considered for either the senior band or the junior band, they need to submit one audition using the EWS Sr. audition materials.
If they know they would only like to play for the Jr. band – then they may use the audition requirements listed above.
Friday, April 21
Rehearsals will be held at First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake, 461 Pierson St. Crystal Lake, IL 60014