The auditions for the Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, and Orchestral Winds & Percussion are the same audition process. Students will audition for the first round at their district site. Those who pass this round will advance to the final round. Students will let their ensemble preference be known at this round. Final Round results and student preference will determine final selection for each ensemble.
Students must be a member in good standing of their high school music organization. They have to attend all rehearsals and performances of their OkMEA All-State organization and abide by the Rules of Conduct. Students must be eligible academically under OSSAA guidelines at the time of auditions and at the time of the festival.
Deadlines and Fees
First Deadline – September 22, 2018
– $15.00 per entry
Second Deadline – September 29, 2018
– $45.00 per entry
Emergency Deadline – Contact Band VP
– $100.00 per entry
First Round – Saturday, November 3
Second Round – Saturday, December 1
*Contingency Date – Saturday, December 8
The bad weather contingency date (December 8) is only invoked by the OkMEA President. All students must audition on December 1 unless that audition date is cancelled.
Students should be prepared to play any of the four scale sets, etudes, and sight read for First Round auditions. Students do not have to play scales for Second Round auditions.
Second Round Etudes
*PLEASE NOTE: French Horn etude #81 – on the last line, two sharps were left out of the key signature. The key remains the same from beginning to end of this etude.
First Round Etudes
Scale Sets (all instruments)
Online Entry Form
Please remember to fill in all areas of the registration form, including the complete contact information and primary instrument for yourself and all directors from your school. This information is vital when scheduling judges/monitors.
Online Entry Form
Emergency Entry Form – After September 29
Please download the Emergency Application, complete all information, and email a copy to the Wind Symphony Chair and Band Vice President. Print a completed copy to bring with emergency audition fees to the audition site and deliver directly to your District Site Chair.
Download the Emergency Audition Application