Congratulations on accepting the challenge of auditioning for ILMEA. This is a process that will help you improve your instrumental performance through a rigorous audition process. Hopefully, you will be selected for district and/or All-State as well!
As you know, the audition day is next week on Tuesday, October 3rd at Addison Trail High School from 4:00PM until you are finished. Each instrument has a different audition timeframe and process. This year, all auditions are scheduled for all students. This allows students to have a timeframe in which they should know when the audition starts and ends. This is a new process this year for band and jazz students the entire district will be learning how to implement this process. Students should know on Wednesday (9/27) their audition time we will communicate to students and parents as soon as we know. Students involved in marching band are excused from the marching band rehearsal.
In years past, we have offered a bus that drops students off at Addison Trail High School and parents would drive students home. We plan to continue this, however, since students may not audition until later in the day, students may choose to arrange transportation to Addison Trail High School. Later this week, we will send an E-Mail to students that will include a link to sign up to take the bus to Addison Trail. The bus will leave around 3:00 PM on 10/3. Food will be available for student to purchase at Addison Trail HS if they desire.
There is a cost for ILMEA Audition. Each separate audition costs $8. If your student makes one of the honor groups at the state or district level, Batavia High School will cover all entry fees for future festivals. Checks can be written to Batavia High School and cash is accepted. Please put $8 cash or a check in an envelope with your son/daughter's name on it and please write For ILMEA Auditions. Audition money and bus sign-ups are due on Friday, September 29th by the end of the day to Mr. Owen.
Finally, as we represent Batavia High School and our music department, we ask that students dress nicely for this audition. Students should look professional.
1) Auditions are on 10/3 at Addison Trail HS.
2) Audition times are out on Wednesday.
3) Each Audition is $8. Pay by Friday.
4) Dress nicely for the audition.
5) Students can take the bus there (or get their themselves) but all students must arrange for transportation home.
6) Bring money for food if you would like.
If you have any questions, please don?t hesitate to ask! We?re looking forward to this process.