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Auditions for Concert Band on August 21 & 26

Posted Aug. 6, 2013

The Kent State University at Stark Music Department is announcing auditions for the Kent State Stark Concert Band. The Kent State Stark Concert Band is a 27-year-old, award-winning ensemble, comprised of talented high school students, Stark Campus faculty and students, as well as those from neighboring colleges and community members.
To schedule a Concert Band audition, choose one of the dates below and contact Conductor Thomas Holliday at All auditions will take place in the Fine Arts Building on the Stark Campus, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.

  • Monday, Aug. 19 from 6-8 p.m. in Fine Arts room 101
  • Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 6-8 p.m. in Fine Arts room 101
  • Monday, Aug. 26 from 6-8 p.m. in Fine Arts room 119

Applicants with wind instruments are expected to perform scales up through four sharps and four flats from memory and the chromatic scale, starting from the lowest comfortable note and ascending to the most comfortable upper note. They must come to the audition with a prepared piece, consisting of either a solo or two contrasting etudes (fast/slow) that demonstrate both their technical and musical ability. Sight-reading is also required during the audition.

Percussion applicants will be interviewed during their scheduled audition time. The performance audition will take place at the first rehearsal. The applicants must demonstrate their ability on various percussion instruments. At the conclusion of the rehearsal, applicants will be notified if they have been accepted into the Kent State Stark Concert Band.