Students & ParentsAudition Information
Incoming 9th grade students who want to be considered for the marching band and or Jazz I, II, and III will need to perform an audition. Auditions will be held during March 4th – 7th for Brass, Woodwind, and Percussionists at Olathe Northwest High School. Audition times can be scheduled 15 minute spots starting at 3:15 and going through 8:00pm all days. Playing auditions will also include some basic marching skills and an interview. Music and instructions for the audition are available down below. In order to sign up to audition, please go online to this Signup Genius page: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4ca9a723a31-olathe
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Frequently Asked Questions
Band is a regular class during the day. Marching Band rehearses from 7 AM through 1st hour in the fall until the season ends in October; during the winter and spring, Jazz Band and drumline may have special rehearsals at 7 AM. Concert Band rehearses during the day all year and typically don’t have extra practices outside of the school day.
When does Marching Band start?
Marching band students get a jump start on the show and literature for the season over the summer. These dates are required for all students who wish to participate in marching band. The dates for camps in 2018 are:
- Full Band Camp (All Marching Band Students) is June 3rd – 5th & July 29th – August 7th. (8-4) no weekends
- Percussion students will also have percussion camp from July 22nd – 26th (8-4)
- In addition, we will host two HIGHLY RECOMMENDED “mini-camps” on July 9th and 10th from 8am-12:30pm. We spend two hours outside learning marching fundamentals, and then inside working on music. Students can come to one or both sessions. More details will be provided before the end of the school year.
Full Band Camp runs from 8 AM to 4 PM with a lunch break. All students will receive a detailed schedule and music in late May. All band students will need to bring a lunch as there are not very many places to eat close to ONW, and no transportation is being provided to and from lunch.
Is there a Fee?
There will be a band fee to cover the expenses that the band program needs to be successful. Fees vary depending upon which band you are enrolled in. More information on fees will come out later this spring. Assistance will be provided to families that have a need, don’t hesitate to visit with Mr. Davis if ever a financial assistance need should arise.