2013-2014 Season Auditions

The Wind Ensemble auditioning for all instruments on Saturday,August 24 from 10am - 5pm and on Sunday, September 8th from 1pm-5pm.

To schedule an audition with the PSYWE Wind Ensemble, contact Mr. Justin Ehli at ehlij@psd401.net

The Symphonic Band is taking auditions for all instruments.

To schedule an audition with the PSYWE Symphonic Band, contact the director, Mr. Robert Rink at rinkrp@puyallup.k12.wa.us

Wind Ensemble Woodwind and Brass Auditions

The Wind Ensemble audition application form is available here.

Note: this form has recently changed because we no longer have an audition fee. Anyone who has sent the fee with an application prior to this change will have it refunded.

All auditions will be played without accompaniment and evaluated for tone quality, intonation, rhythmic accuracy, technical precision, and musicality. Please prepare the following for your audition:

  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

The Wind Ensemble audition application form is available here.

The audition requires performance on snare, timpani and mallets.

Percussion audition selections are from the Western International Band Clinic Web site. Please prepare the material in the following downloadable files:

Symphonic Band Auditions

The Symphonic Band audition application form is available here.

Symphonic Band audition materials are now available here.

Tuition & Financial Assistance

Wind Ensemble Tuition for 2013-2014 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 the PSYWE at assistance@psywe.org or contact the PSYWE at 253-370-8806 for further information. Please include a telephone number in the body of the e-mail.