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 the November 15-17 on the Georgia Southern Armstrong Campus located in Savannah Georgia. Students must be recommended by their band directors and should be among the best performers in their band or orchestra.

To apply, directors and students are highly encouraged to submit their Winterfest applications digitally. Please see application below. You are only to submit ONCE per instrument that you audition for. If need be, we still accept physical legible applications with a CD or a travel drive of your audio submission. These can be mailed to and postmarked by October 31st to the Armstrong Campus, 11935 Abercorn Street Savannah, Georgia 31419 ATTN: Mark Johnson. We can also take a PDF of the application emailed with an audio submission in the form of a WAV. or MP3 file to: mbjohnson@Georgiasouthern.edu or winterfestclinic11@gmail.com.

Submission deadline is October 31, 2018

 

Students selected for membership will arrive at Armstrong Campus in Savannah on the November 15 by 5:30 p.m. for registration. A $45 registration fee is required of each participant selected. All students must be accompanied by their director or by a designated parent chaperone. Out-of-town students, directors, and parent chaperones can be housed in nearby area hotels.

All submissions should include: student bio info, a chromatic scale, two scales of your choice, and the GMEA lyrical etude found on the GMEA website, www.gmea.org. Scroll over “Band,” click “All-State Band,” and find “Audition Information”

Submissions information

High School Audition Requirements

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

EX: “Hello, my name is ______ and I go to  ________,

I am in the ___ grade and I play the ______.”

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

2) Perform any flat scale and sharp scale (as written on the GMEA website).

3) Lyrical 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.

EX: “Hello, my name is ______ and I go to________, I am in the ___ grade and I play the ______.”

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

2) Perform any flat scale and sharp scale (as written on the GMEA website).

3) Lyrical 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: 8/13/2018