2019-2020 Auditions are Now Open

VIDEO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

THIS PAGE DESCRIBES HOW TO APPLY AND WHAT TO PERFORM FOR THE VIDEO AUDITION SUBMISSION. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 4, 2019.

For membership/tuition information, click here.

HOW TO APPLY:

TO APPLY, COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM FOUND BY CLICKING HERE!  

Please read all the information below prior to applying.

Submit all information, audition fee, and audition recording by the deadline. Audition Fees are $25 (non-refundable) for each student auditioning and are due upon submission of your audition.

Application Requirements:

  • To apply, the student must be a member of his/her school band or orchestra program if the school has a band or orchestra program. Homeschooled students are welcome to apply.

How to submit audition recordings:

Audition recordings are to be submitted as video files online. See below for specific details if you need assistance in uploading an unlisted video to YouTube.

Audition Video and Audio Requirements:

Since this is the only chance for the student to be heard, the quality of the recording should be of consideration. The quality of your recording will affect the evaluators’ ability to review and comment. Select a quiet setting.  Video created on a cell phone, device, camera or computer are acceptable.

• Review your recording(s) before you submit to check the sound level and ensure the best audio quality.

• Be aware of the acoustic environment in which you record. Background noise and poor sound quality make your recording difficult to evaluate.

• Only unedited recordings can be accepted.

• Dress for an audition. This is a professional audition.

• State your name, age and high school at the beginning of your audition recording.

 

Instructions for Uploading Video:
After your video audition has been created, upload it to an “unlisted” YouTube file (see below). Be sure to give the file an appropriate title and description (see below). Once it has been approved by a school official, copy/paste the URL into your online Student Application form. Please check your URL to ensure it is functioning properly before submitting your application.

Video Format: YouTube accepts any of the following video formats: .MOV, .MPEG4, MP4, .AVI, .WMV, .MPEGPS, .FLV, 3GPP, and WebM.

WHAT TO PERFORM IN THE AUDITION VIDEO

MAYWE WIND AUDITION:

1.    Two contrasting excerpts totaling approximately three minutes. The difficulty of the excerpts should reflect the musician’s ability.
2.    Three major scales of your choice played throughout the practical range of the instrument in quarter notes at a tempo of quarter note = 60 (slowly). The articulation is your choice.

Please note the following:
•    For flute players, piccolo is optional but very strongly encouraged. Any musician who chooses to audition on piccolo should choose one additional short excerpt for that instrument.

MAYWE  Percussionist Auditions:
1.    A snare drum excerpt and a mallet percussion excerpt totaling approximately three minutes. The difficulty of the excerpts should reflect the musician’s ability.

Rehearsals are held on Mondays  from 7-9pm

2019 Final Concert Week

May Concert Details

The standard Monday night rehearsal this week is at North Atlanta as usual. Our third MAYWE concert of the season will be held on, Wednesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. at the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center on the Kennesaw State University campus. The address is 488 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw, GA 30144. We have been working very hard and have a wonderful program planned for you. We hope that many parents, relatives and friends are able to attend. There is no charge to attend.

Below please find all of the details for concert. Please read these very carefully and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

MAYWE Concert Details

  1. Concert call time is7:00 p.m. SHARPon Monday.. Please leave as early as you possibly can. This is our dress rehearsaland it is expected that all musicians will be punctual. If you have an unavoidable issue that prevents you from being there at 7:00 you must e-mail Kim Everett (mayweinfo@gmail.com) immediately.
  2. Students should arrive in concert dress, as there will not be a place to change. The concert dress requirements have been pasted at the end of this e-mail for your convenience.
  3. Students are to enter the Bailey Center and report to the rehearsal hall.
  4. KSU’s policy is that non-performers are not allowed backstage or rehearsal area.
  5. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m.. KSU Staff will open the house doors for admission into the theater beginning at 7:45pm.
  6. There is absolutely no audiotaping, videotaping or picture taking of any kind allowed during the concert. The KSU staff will be very strict about this. To avoid a potentially uncomfortable and public situation, it would probably be best to leave cameras and video cameras at home.
  7. Parents are not allowed on or back stage in KSU at any time. After the concert, please proceed to the lobby. The musicians will meet you there within 10 minutes of the conclusion of the concert. Again, please do not wait for the students in the hall or attempt to come onto the stage or backstage.

 

MAYWE Concert Dress Policy

The goal of the ensemble concert dress policy is to present to the audience a unified and professional appearance. Any member who comes to a performance in unacceptable attire will not be allowed to perform until the attire conforms to the concert dress policy.

Wind Ensemble/Percussion Ensemble Gentlemen

  • Black tuxedo jacket and matching trousers (no jeans of any kind)
  • White tuxedo shirt
  • Black cummerbund and bow tie
  • Black dress shoes with black socks (no white socks or tennis shoes)
  • Please, no cologne

Wind Ensemble/Percussion Ensemble Ladies

  • A floor-length black dress with long or ¾ sleeves, OR black “dressy” slacks/trousers and matching black top with long or ¾ sleeves (no Capri pants, jeans, hip-huggers, cropped pants or pants with stripes or any patterns)
  • Black hose or socks (no light colored hose or bare legs)
  • Black shoes (no sandals, flip-flops, tennis shoes, or open-toed shoes of any type)
  • Simple jewelry (no glitter or sparkling jewelry)
  • Please, no perfume

Next Rehearsal – Monday, March 18th

Congratulations on a wonderful concert this past week at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church.  I hope you enjoyed the concert as much as I did! So proud of you all!!!

Due to the number of students performing at LGPE this week, we will not rehearse this week (March 11th).  We will start rehearsals for our final concert of the season on Monday, March 18th at NAHS.

Best wishes to all at LGPE!

March 4th Concert Info

Our second MAYWE concert of the season will be held on, Monday, March 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. The address is 955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30068.

We have been working very hard and have a wonderful program planned for you. We hope that many parents, relatives and friends are able to attend. There is no charge to attend.  Please find concert details below. Please read these very carefully and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

MAYWE Concert Details

  1. Concert call time is6:15 p.m. SHARP on Monday. Traffic will likely be worse at this hour than at our usual start time of 7:00. Please leave as early as you possibly can. This is our dress rehearsal and it is expected that all musicians will be punctual. If you have an unavoidable issue that prevents you from being there at 6:15 you must e-mail Kim Everett (mayweinfo@gmail.com) immediately.
  2. Students should arrive in concert dress, as there will not be a place to change.  The concert dress requirements have been pasted at the end of this e-mail for your convenience.
  3. Parking:You can park in the spots on the north side of the sanctuary.
  4. Please enter from the front of the Sanctuary (look for the steeple).
  5. The concert begins at 7:30pm. Please wait in the lobby; doors for admission into the theater beginning at 7:15pm. . There are many food and coffee establishments in the area if parents wish to wait prior to the concert.
  6. There is absolutely no audiotaping, videotaping or picture taking of any kind allowed during the concert. To avoid a potentially uncomfortable and public situation, it would probably be best to leave cameras and video cameras at home.

MAYWE Concert Dress Policy

The goal of the ensemble concert dress policy is to present to the audience a unified and professional appearance. Any member who comes to a performance in unacceptable attire will not be allowed to perform until the attire conforms to the concert dress policy.

 

Wind Ensemble/Percussion Ensemble Gentlemen

  • Black tuxedo jacket and matching trousers (no jeans of any kind)
  • White tuxedo shirt
  • Black cummerbund and bow tie
  • Black dress shoes with black socks (no white socks or tennis shoes)
  • Please, no cologne

Wind Ensemble/Percussion Ensemble Ladies

  • A floor-length black dress with long or ¾ sleeves, OR black “dressy” slacks / trousers and matching black top with long or ¾ sleeves (no Capri pants, jeans, hip-huggers, cropped pants or pants with stripes or any patterns)
  • Black hose or socks (no light colored hose or bare legs)
  • Black shoes (no sandals, flip-flops, tennis shoes, or open-toed shoes of any type)
  • Simple jewelry (no glitter or sparkling jewelry)
  • Please, no perfume

Rehearsal Cancellation

The governor has closed state offices for tomorrow thereby causing many metro school closures for tomorrow due to weather concerns. Related to the school closings, many students have emailed indicating that they will not be at rehearsal tonight; therefore we will not be able to rehearse tonight Jan. 28, 2019. 

Acceptance Email Notification

Greetings,

We are excited about the upcoming season of MAYWE. Congratulations to the outstanding group of musicians who auditioned.  Email letters of acceptance have been sent to the student email accounts submitted on their registration form. Alternates were assigned and will be contacted once any positions open in the coming days.

First Rehearsal begins tomorrow September 17 at North Atlanta High School 7-9p

Please follow all directions provided in the acceptance email.

Parent meeting begins at 7:15p.  Please make every effort for at least one parent to attend. Parents should print, complete and turn in the membership packet distributed via the members only page linked in the acceptance email.  Additionally, the early bird registration fee expires Sept 17; therefore, parents are encouraged to follow the link to pay registration before the parent meeting.   Link to shop to pay fee:  https://www.davidwvandewalker.com/shop

Click here for the MAYWE Membership Packet

To Pay Tuition online, click Here

Looking forward to another great season!

Dr. Vandewalker

Auditions Begin Today at NAHS

Welcome to Auditions!

We are so excited that you are auditioning for the 15th season of the Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble in a desire to join students from around the Atlanta-metro area who are MAYWE.

Students should prepare approximately 3 total minutes of music of two contrasting styles from standard repertoire for their instrument. See the audition information located at maywe.org for specific requirements. **Audition fee of $25 is due upon check in for your audition. Payment may be made in the form of cash (exact change only), credit card or personal check made payable to Vision Publications/MAYWE.

We are pleased to announce that MAYWE will be rehearsing weekly at North Atlanta High School.  Auditions will be held in the performing arts wing of the NAHS campus. Follow the building signs for the THEATER. A MAYWE representative will greet you at the registration table and direct you to the warm up and audition rooms. We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled audition time in order to park and warm up.

North Atlanta High School is conveniently located just off the I-75 and Mt. Paran Road.

The street address for GPS use is 4111 Northside Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30327.  Please park in the parking deck and proceed across the bridge to the performing arts center.

VERY IMPORTANT:  If you will be traveling on the I-75 so please check current delays and travel times the day of your audition at www.georgia-navigator.com.  ; Please allow for adequate travel time.

Please email us at mayweinfo@gmail.com if you have any questions.