Auditions for the Band will take place Thursday, March 15, 2018. They will take place between 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm at the MUN School of Music.
This year, we will be focussing on the music of Duke Ellington, the great American bandleader and jazz writer. The purpose of this project is to offer instrumentalists of our festival the opportunity to heighten their appreciation for jazz performance.
There will be three rehearsals and two performances associated with this project. Attendance at both rehearsals and concerts is mandatory.
Rehearsal – Sunday, April 22, 2018, 7:00-9:30 pm MUN School of Music (Instrumental Room)
Rehearsal – Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7:00-9:30 pm MUN School of Music (Instrumental Room)
WebCast Concert – Friday, April 27, 2018, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm CITL Memorial University Education Building
Rehearsal – Saturday, April 28 7:00-9:30 pm Holy Heart Auditorium
Concert – Sunday, April 29 7:30 pm Holy Heart Auditorium
The audition will require the candidate to perform the following musical excerpt and some sight reading.
Festival participants interested in auditioning are asked to notify their band director by no later than Friday, March 9, 2018. The director is then asked to forward the name of the student, the name of the instrument they play and the student’s phone number and email address to Grant Etchegary (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you require any further information regarding the process, please contact Mr. Etchegary at the above email address.