Encore Wind Symphony

2 Week Summer Session
Tues, Wed, Thurs

Conductor: Spencer Hile

Crave a challenge? Love playing exciting music? Audition for EMA’s, Encore Wind Symphony.

Perform with us!

Join us this Summer 2022!

Auditions are competitive and open to band students entering 9th-12th grade and recently graduated seniors.

Audition Requirements

What is the cost to join EWS?

Summer Tuition is $90. Tuition covers 70% of the total cost to run the program. Donations, grants and ticket sales cover the rest. Extensive financial aid is available. Our goal is to make this summer program as accessible for all as possible.

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2022 Performance: July 14 @ 7pm

Location: First Congregational Church
461 Pierson Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Frequently Asked Questions

Audition Requirements (see details below):

One continuous video with the following items in the order below:
1. All 12 major scales, multiple octaves preferred but not required
2. Chromatic Scale – demonstrating the student’s full range
3. Etude #1
4. Etude #2

Download your instrument’s audition material here

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Monday, April 25 after 7pm

6:30-8:30pm on the following dates:
Wednesday, July 6
Thursday, July 7

Tuesday, July 12
Wednesday, July 13
Thursday, July 14 – call time 6pm, concert 7pm


Yes, need-based financial aid is available to all families and individuals. We believe that music is an integral part of everyone’s life. Read our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement.

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