WINGSPAN

  • Winter break Dec. 24 - Jan. 7

  • First semester ends Dec. 21

Band students shake audition nerves in the classroom

Isabella Santiago

Lucas Barr, Editor-in-chief

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Band students will head to Plano West High Senior School on Saturday to partake in the All Region auditions after preparing since August.

“In the audition process, each musician performs selected parts of each piece they’ve been preparing while in a room surrounded by band students,” senior saxophonist Nick Hung said. “This kinda is just seeing what level you’re at in the region and they’ll place you in a band based off that level and then we play concert music.”

In an effort to get comfortable before, band students spent the week playing their audition music in front of classes.

“Nerves are a really big part of all region because you don’t know these people and you sit in a room of twenty or thirty of other kids who play the same instrument so they know what’s going on,” senior flutist Lyric Hill said. “It’s a big help playing in front of other people so you can get used to calming yourself down.”

Senior trombonist Josh Lee appreciated the extra practice, but realizes that nothing can compare to the actual thing.

“I think this helps a lot because just getting experience playing in front of people that makes a huge difference, because practicing at home is way different than playing in front of strangers,” Lee said. “However, while playing in front of a class further exposed students to playing in front of peers, for some, it still varies from the real thing.”

Redhawks such as senior Prachurjya Shreya also enjoyed the practice functioning as a mini concert.   

“I think it’s really cool that the band kids performed in the classrooms,” Shreya said. “I think it gives them practice for all region and it’s just really great.”

About the Contributors
Lucas Barr, Editor-in-chief

Lucas Barr is a junior entering his third year of newspaper. After two years as a staff reporter, he is returning as editor-in-chief. He plays the violin,...

Isabella Santiago, WTV Daily Update Producer

Senior, Isabella Santiago, has reluctantly rejoined Wingspan for the third year. The entirety of her time is dedicated to wingspan, band, and rewatching...

Leave a Comment

Wingspan intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks, or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure that they meet these standards. Wingspan does not allow anonymous comments and requires the person's first and last name along with a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments. To see our full Comment Policy, visit libertywingspan.com/about/

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Band students shake audition nerves in the classroom

    A&E

    NAHS holds induction ceremony

  • Band students shake audition nerves in the classroom

    A&E

    Pushing science aside, biology teacher hosting Smash Bros. tournament

  • Band students shake audition nerves in the classroom

    A&E

    Curtain rises on surprise show

  • Band students shake audition nerves in the classroom

    A&E

    Artistic Expressions: volume 7

  • Band students shake audition nerves in the classroom

    A&E

    Improv troupe takes the stage

  • Band students shake audition nerves in the classroom

    A&E

    Measuring the success of one sound

  • Band students shake audition nerves in the classroom

    A&E

    Combination concerts brings orchestra and band together

  • Band students shake audition nerves in the classroom

    A&E

    Sky high art in Dallas

  • Band students shake audition nerves in the classroom

    A&E

    Aspiring animator creates comic

  • Band students shake audition nerves in the classroom

    A&E

    Cravings satisfied at Roll & Poke

Navigate Right
The student news site of Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas
Band students shake audition nerves in the classroom