The Hawaii Saxophone Foundation will hold auditions for its inaugural Hawaii High School Saxophone Ensemble. High school saxophonists comprise one of the largest populations in Hawaii’s music programs. However, there has never been a specialized association dedicated to enrich the musical experience of these students.
The Hawaii High School Saxophone Ensemble will give students the opportunity to work with Hawaii’s top saxophone music educators and professionals. Students will rehearse weekly in preparation for a concert with the University of Hawaii Saxophone Choir.
Audition is December 16, 2017, 10am – 12pm at Pearl City High School bandroom. Registration begins at 9:30am. Auditions are open to all high school saxophonists with a minimum of 2 years experience.
Audition material will consist of:
• Major scales up to 4 sharps and 4 flats
• Prepared solo piece of your choice (Select Band excerpts/etudes accepted)
• Selected excepts (see links below)
There is a $10 dollar non-refundable audition fee. There will be a tuition fee for members is $75 dollars for students who are accepted. The audition fee will be applied to the cost of tuition should you be accepted.
Students must provide instruments for participation (privately owned or from schools). Students may be asked to double on other saxophones.
Participants are required to attend weekly rehearsals in preparation for concert activities. Attendance is mandatory. Absences will be excused only for illness or family emergency. Missing 2 or more rehearsals will be grounds for expulsion.
All rehearsals are on Sundays at Pearl City High School bandroom, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
January 7, 14, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11
Dress rehearsal: March 16, 6pm, Orvis Auditorium, UH music department
Concert March 18 (with UH Saxophone Choir) 4pm Orvis Auditorium
Make a donation to the Hawaii Saxophone Foundation
The Hawaii Saxophone Foundation is a non-profit organization created to raise the level of awareness and education of the saxophone in Hawaii. Plans to achieve this will be by commissioning new compositions, hosting clinicians for workshops and concerts, providing college scholarships and eventually providing instruments to schools in need.