Department of Music
College of Arts and Humanities

Winterfest

Winterfest is a competitive invitational high school and middle school honor band festival, assembling talented young musicians from throughout the Coastal Empire into two formidable festival concert bands.

This annual festival is scheduled for November 14-16, 2019 on the Georgia Southern Armstrong Campus located in Savannah Georgia.

To apply, directors and students are highly encouraged to submit their Winterfest applications digitally. Please see application below. Directors may submit all auditionees together provided there are individual files for each student. Remember, all submissions should begin with the student stating: name, instrument, grade, and school. Recordings may also be mailed and postmarked by  October 30 to Mark B. Johnson at the Armstrong campus. All submissions should include student bio info, chromatic scale, two major scales and GMEA etude as listed on the GMEA website, gmea.org. Scroll over “Band,” click “All-State Band,” and find “All-State Band Requirements”


Submission deadline is October 30, 2019


Submissions information

High School Audition Requirements

*Before you begin playing, please state your name, school, grade and instrument; then perform the following in order.

1) Chromatic scale (range listed on the GMEA website)

2) Any two major scales of your choice (range listed on the GMEA website).

3) Current lyrical GMEA etude as listed on the website for your grade and instrument. *Percussionists should play excerpts of the etudes for snare, xylophone, and timpani (in that order) for preferential seating; however, percussionists who only play one instrument should not be discouraged from sending in an application.

Middle School Audition Requirements

*Before you begin playing, please state your name, school, grade and instrument; then perform the following in order.

1) Chromatic scale (range listed on the GMEA website)

2) Any two major scales of your choice (range listed on the GMEA website)

3) Current lyrical GMEA etude as listed on the website for your grade and instrument. *Percussionists may select one etude for snare, xylophone, or timpani for preferential seating; The remainder of the percussion audition should be rudiments.

*Special Note to ALL auditioning students: Piccolo and clarinet players who play soprano, alto, bass, contra, or contrabass are encouraged to include themselves playing the appropriate etude for that instrument as well (indicate your willingness to perform these instruments on the application. Saxophonists and English horn players should do the same.


Last updated: 7/31/2019