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Carolinas Youth Winds at Winthrop University

Mission
Our mission is to encourage artistic excellence in a nurturing environment for musicians in grades 9-12 through the performance of high quality wind band literature, and, perform in various venues throughout the community with young musicians who share similar interests, and abilities.

Eligibility
Auditions are open to all South and North Carolina band students in grades 9-12. All members are to be actively enrolled in their high school band program.

Auditions
The Carolinas Youth Winds will maintain standard Wind Ensemble instrumentation, accepting 45-50 players per season. This includes string bass and piano positions.

Auditions will be held at Winthrop University (129 Conservatory of Music, Rock Hill, SC 29733) in the Conservatory of Music Building on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 3PM-5PM. Registration will be in the Main Lobby of the music building. To reserve an audition time, the Audition Application must be received before Monday, November 19, 2018 (see address below). All students wishing to audition must pay a $10 Audition Fee (non-refundable), that may be sent in with the application or brought to the audition. Make checks payable to Winthrop University and marked CYWinds Audition in the memo line (no credit cards for the Audition Fee, please).

Wind audition material will consist of:
1) SC or NC All State Solo (9th & 10th graders may play their solo OR choose to play the 11-12 solo) – memorization not required
2) Selected major scales (determined on site by adjudicator), and rudiments (percussion)
3) Sight-reading

Percussion audition material will consist of:
1) SC or NC All State Solo (9th & 10th graders may play their solo OR choose to play the 11-12 solo) – memorization not required. Battery percussionists will need to demonstrate BOTH keyboard and snare drum solo material.
2) Selected major scales and rudiments (determined on site by adjudicator)
3) Sight-reading

String Bass audition material will consist of:
1) SC or NC Regional/All State Solo
2) Selected scales (determined on site by adjudicator)
3) Sight-reading

Piano
1) Two contrasting works from the standard repertoire (excepts of these segments only)

Rehearsals and Concerts
Rehearsals are located in Room 120 in the Conservatory of Music Building on the Winthrop University campus Monday evenings from 7PM to 9PM beginning January 7, 2019 and ending February 25, 2019. The 2019 season will conclude with two concerts: one on Tuesday, February 26 in Winthrop University’s Tillman Auditorium at 7:30PM, the second performance venue will be determined later.

Tuition
Upon notice of a student’s successful audition into the Carolinas Youth Winds, a Membership Packet will be mailed to that student the week of December 10. This packet includes a rehearsal schedule, concert dates, times and locations, and a contract for membership. The Membership Contract is to be brought to the first rehearsal. Tuition for the season is $75, and is payable by check, or money order (no cash or credit card). Please make checks or money orders payable to Winthrop University (with CYW on the memo line), and mail to the address below. Tuition covers all costs associated with the season, which includes, but is not limited to: music purchase, music rental, commissioning, printing costs, and clinician expenses.

Mailing address and contact information:

Dr. Doug Presley, Director
Carolinas Youth Winds at Winthrop University
Department of Music
129 Conservatory of Music
Rock Hill, SC 29733
presleyd@winthrop.edu
803-323-4612


Instrumentation
Yearly, the CYW will adhere to the following instrumentation. From time to time instrumentation will alter depending on repertoire.

Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
English Horn
Bassoon
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Horn
Trumpet
Euphonium
Trombone
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Percussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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