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ILMEA AUDITIONS | 2016 Information & Times (BANDS)


Dear ILMEA Audition Participants,

Auditions for the ILMEA – District 1 Honor Band will be held at Blackhawk Middle School in Bensenville on Saturday, October 1st.

As mentioned before, transportation is not provided, and students will need to find a ride to the audition site. Please allow for at least 50 minutes to get to Blackhawk Middle School, traffic is always unpredictable, and parking may be limited.

Students should dress up for this event. I recommend something similar to what we wear for a Solo & Ensemble performance. Attire does not need to be black & white, but you do have to look professional. PLEASE DO NOT WEAR ANYTHING WITH OUR SCHOOL NAME/LOGO. Doing so is against audition rules and may jeopardize your eligibility.

Audition times are listed to the right. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your audition so you have time to set-up, warm-up, and find your room. You should be at your assigned room at least 5 minutes before your scheduled time as they sometimes run fast or slow. You will find out your room assignment upon check-in.

Students will need both their etude(s) and scales. Please be prepared to play everything! Woodwind players, be sure you have extra reeds just in case. If there is a last minute issue with your instrument, please come to the audition site, as the host school usually has an instrument repair technician on hand for emergency repairs.

Get a good night’s rest on Friday evening. Eat a healthy breakfast and a good lunch. If you know you will get nervous, eat a banana earlier in the day. Bananas are a great source of healthy vitamins and beta-blockers which help ease nerves. Don’t wait until the last minute to leave your house. Plan to leave at least an hour and 20 minutes (50 for traffic, and 30 for warm-up) before your scheduled time.

We will post ILMEA Audition Results on as soon as they are available. Results are typically available within 48 hours.

If you have any questions please email me, Whether this is your first or last ILMEA audition, it will give you a great experience performing in an adjudicated setting. Take advantage of it. Make great music.

All the best,

Mr. Robb
Director of Bands
RICHLAND School District 88a

Document: ILMEA AUDITIONS | 2016 Information & Times (Sent Home on 9/2616)

Calendar Link: ILMEA District 1 Honor Band & Choir Auditions

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