Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Willamette Valley Junior Honor Symphony’s 2023-24 Season! We are still accepting French Horn, Trombone, and Bassoon auditions!
JHS String/Wind/Brass/Percussion Auditions Students who are currently enrolled in the JHS Fall term do not need to re-audition for the Spring Auditions will take place in person at Crescent Valley High School Auditions will be 10 minutes each between 5 & 7pm Students must register at the bottom of this page in order to select an audition time
Audition Requirements To audition for JHS, students must be members of their school's instrumental music program, if one exists. JHS students must also be in 6th-10th grade.
JHS meets and rehearses in-person at Crescent Valley High School. JHS rehearsals are Tuesday evenings 6:30-8pm. Spring term rehearsals will begin on January 2nd.
1 major scale/arpeggio and 1 minor scale/arpeggio of student's choice, 2-3 octaves (please pick a different starting note for each scale)
Solo piece or orchestral excerpt approximately 1 minute in length
Sight reading of conductors choice
1 major and minor scale of choice with arpeggios, 2-3 octaves on a mallet instrument or piano (please pick a different starting note for each scale)
Play one concert snare solo or etude from the classical repertoire.
Students will be asked to demonstrate their technique on a variety of percussion instruments.
Sight reading of conductors choice
Optional: play an etude or solo for mallet instrument.
JHS Membership Requirements
Membership in JHS requires membership in the student’s school or district band or orchestra class, as long as one is available.
Each member must agree to abide by the Attendance Policy: A high-quality ensemble requires a commitment of faithful attendance and industrious concentration at each rehearsal. Illness is excused; homework is not. Students who might have school conflicts (sports or school activities) need to carefully study their calendars to determine the seriousness of conflicts. If your conflict requires you to miss a concert, dress rehearsal, or several rehearsals, you should not participate in JHS this season or for that session.
Parents/guardians of JHS members are expected to contribute volunteer time toward JHS throughout the year.
Tuition for JHS is $550 due at the first rehearsal. This payment covers the entire season. Need-based scholarships are available upon application (email email@example.com for an application). Please participate for the full season if you are able to!
Students may participate for the Fall (October-December) or Spring (January-April) only, if desired. Tuition for the Fall only is $225. Tuition for the Spring only is $325 (it is a longer session). Auditions for the Spring only will occur in mid-December. We encourage you to participate for the full year (October-April)!
JHS Concert Dates
October 1, 2023:JHS Parent Meeting (7-7:30pm), Zoom
October 3, 2023: First JHS rehearsal (6:30-8pm)
November 18, 2023: Fall Retreat at CV, 9am-2:30pm
December 10, 2023: JHS Winter Concert, 2:30pm at LaSells (Rehearsal 1:15-2:15pm)
No JHS rehearsal from December 11-January 1 for Winter Break
January 2, 2024: JHS re-starts
February 10, 2024: Mid Season Concert at CV, 4:00pm (Rehearsal 2:30)
March 9, 2024: Spring Retreat at CV, 9am-2:30pm
April 28, 2024: JHS Spring Concert, 2:30pm at LaSells (Rehearsal 1:15-2:15pm)
Please email the CYSA Orchestra Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, with further questions.
In the Audition Registration form below: Enter Parent/Guardian information in the "Your Details" section Student information will be entered on the pages that follow