The program’s five ensembles include:
Students must prepare a pre-selected piece as well as a series of scales and sight-read during each 10 minute recorded audition. Each audition is submitted using only an identification number with no reference to the student or school. The auditions are evaluated by an adjudicator and ranked. The required number of instruments is selected to fill each section. An average of over 2,000 students audition each year for the 400 seats in our five ensembles.
In January the students assemble for two and a half days of rehearsal with nationally recognized conductors. A concert is held on the Saturday of the Michigan Music Conference. This usually occurs during the Thursday and Friday of Haslett’s high school exam week and the MLK Jr. holiday weekend.