High school students from Tampa and all nearby counties are invited to audition for BAY Winds. We are seeking talented wind and percussion students who enjoy performing great literature and being surrounded by individuals who share a passion for music.
Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm throughout the spring semester in the Instrumental Rehearsal Hall at the School of Music at the University of South Florida. For a complete rehearsal schedule, click here.
Upon acceptance into the ensemble, there is a $200.00/semester membership fee. Cash, check, money order, and credit card are all accepted. We can work with you if you need to be put on a payment plan.
Click here for more information about Bay Winds Auditions.
All auditions will be via video. Videos should be sent directly to Dr. McCutchen at email@example.com anytime between now and January 21.
Rather than playing prescribed excerpts, please perform literature that best demonstrates your abilities.
The student must be clearly visible throughout the entire playing of the audition material and the highest quality audio/video recording is encouraged as these auditions determine your chair placement within the band.
Once you have recorded your audition, please upload the video to YouTube (make sure it is marked for unlisted viewing) and email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer to submit through a different cloud-based server – ie Drop Box, that will be fine. It is imperative that the video come as a link, rather than a large file. Important details for your email submission are as follows: