The Hawaii Saxophone Foundation will 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 December 16, 2018, 10:00 am 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:
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)
On November 2, 2017 the Hawaii Saxophone Foundation sponsored a free masterclass with saxophonist David Sanborn at the Blue Note Hawaii for a small and intimate group of saxophonists. By request, the audience was limited and was comprised of saxophonists of various levels from high school, college, professional and semi-retired music educators.
Mr. Sanborn discussed his musical influences and stories of his career. He talked about his concept of sound and approach to playing the saxophone. Mr. Sanborn also opened the session to answer questions from every individual in attendance. He was open and candid and gave his sincere and honest answer with everyone.
The Hawaii Saxophone Foundation is extremely grateful to Mr. Sanborn for his graciousness in hosting a masterclass and would like to extend a sincere MAHALO to the Blue Note Hawaii for accommodating this event.