2014-2015 Season Auditions

Spring auditions for the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will be held at the University of Puget Sound on Saturday, May 31st (10 AM - 5 PM) & Sunday, June 1st (10 AM - 1 PM). To schedule an audition with the PSYWE Wind Ensemble, contact Dana Lede at dlede@tacoma.k12.wa.us


All auditions will be played without accompaniment and evaluated for tone quality, intonation, rhythmic accuracy, technical precision, and musicality.


Wind musicians, please prepare:
  1. Two musical selections of your choice, displaying contrasting styles (one fast and technical, the other slow and lyrical), no more than a total of five minutes in duration. Excerpts may be chosen from standard solo literature, etudes, or band/orchestra repertoire, and may come from one or two different works.
  2. Three major scales of your choice (two octaves, when possible), performed from memory.
  3. Chromatic scale demonstrating the full range of your instrument (as low and high as you can comfortably play), slurred, and performed as fast as possible.
  4. Sightreading chosen by the conductor.

Wind Ensemble Percussion Auditions

Percussionists, please prepare the following three excerpts:



Tuition & Financial Assistance

Wind Ensemble Tuition for 2014-2015 season is $425.00 and Symphonic Band tuition is $250.00.

Tuition payment in full is due by the first rehearsal. If financial circumstances require special arrangements, a request in writing may be made to: PSYWE Treasurer, P.O. Box 1152, Auburn, WA 98071-1152 or tuition@psywe.org. Please make all checks payable to "PSYWE."

Need-based financial aid is available to students who require financial assistance. Please e-mail Pat Parkin (pparkin73@gmail.com for further information. Please include your telephone number in the body of the e-mail.