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intermediate strings, wind, brass and percussion
Philharmonic is an intermediate auditioned orchestra comprised of advancing string, wind, brass and percussion students. Players are expected to be comfortable in a more extended range (shifting for string players, higher registers for wind/brass), and to be able to play in various keys (through four sharps or flats) and with more advanced bow/articulation techniques. Approximate Suzuki level 3-5 and up. Rehearsals are Monday evenings 6:45-8:15 pm, with additional sectionals and dress rehearsals as scheduled. String seating is rotated each concert. Brass, woodwind and percussion usually rotate from piece to piece.
Philharmonic auditions consist of prepared scales and a solo (click link above for precise details); at the audition you may be also asked to do some sight reading. Returning Philharmonic members may register for the 2019-20 season without an audition; new Philharmonic members (and those wishing to advance from Philharmonic to Symphony) should register & request an audition time.
if you need help locating wind or brass scales let us know! (Your method books and teacher should have what you need.)