The Hawai’i High School Saxophone Ensemble was developed and created by the Hawai’i Saxophone Foundation in 2018.
Comprised of the most talented high school saxophonist from all of Oahu, HHSSE provides and opportunity for young saxophonists to perform along side the University of Hawai'i Saxophone Choir. In addition to making music with students from other schools, members of the HHSSE received numerous masterclasses from Director David Hirano and UH Saxophone Choir Director Todd Yukumoto covering valuable saxophone fundaments and techniques.
Registration for Spring 2019 Hawai'i High School Saxophone Ensemble
The Hawaii Saxophone Foundationwill hold auditions for the second annual Hawaii High School Saxophone Ensemble. Students will have 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 January 26, 2019, 10am at Pearl City High School bandroom. Auditions are open to all high school saxophonists with a minimum of 2 years experience. (Middle school saxophonists are eligible to audition upon recommendation of their band director or private instructor).
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 (provided by Hawaii Saxophone Foundation)
Tuition fee for members is $75 dollars. There is a $10 dollar non-refundable audition fee. Students accepted into the program will have this fee applied to the cost of tuition.
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, 10:00am - 11:30am Rehearsal dates (Subject to Change): Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 March 3, 10, 17, 31 Rehearsal location: Pearl City High School Band Room
Dress rehearsal: Friday April 5, 2019 6pm Orvis Auditorium, UH music department Concert: Sunday April 7, 2019 4pm Orvis Auditorium 4pm Orvis Auditorium (with UH Saxophone Choir)