Chorus auditions are restricted to members of Chamber Singers. This is a process that will help you improve your 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. This year, all auditions are scheduled for all students. This allows students to have a time-frame in which they should know when the audition starts and ends. This is a new process this year for chorus, band, and jazz students so the entire district will be learning how to implement this process. Audition times are visible HERE. Students involved in marching band or show choir are excused from rehearsal that day. There is no scheduled Cats 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 their own 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 5:30 PM on 10/3. Note: Parking is often very difficult there. Give yourself time! 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 visible HERE.
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 or pack a meal if you would like.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! We're looking forward to this process.