Audition dates and requirements for 2018/19 school year

May 21, 22 – Incoming 9th grade Winds/Brass Percussion/Piano/Harp Auditions (starting at 3:45pm in 219)

May 23, 24 –Garfield Orchestra Winds/Brass/Percussion/Piano/Harp Auditions (for current GHS students)

May 29, 30, 31—Garfield Orchestra Viola/Cello/Bass Auditions (for current GHS students)

June 4, 5, 6—Garfield Orchestra Violin Auditions (for current GHS students)

*Auditions will take place for existing GHS students in the morning, during advisory, 6th period, and after school—sign up sheets will go up in May*

Audition requirements for winds/brass:

Two octave Major scale

Two octave Minor scale

2 minute of a solo

Sight Reading


Audition requirements for strings:

3 octave Major scale

3 octave Minor scale

2 minute of a solo



Percussion:  (see or email me for audition time)

Short solos on snare, timpani, and mallets

Sight Reading



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CWU Orchestra festival Chaperones Needed!

Dear Garfield Orchestra families,

Chaperones are needed for our March 8-Central Washington Orchestra Festival.  All orchestras (A, B and C) will be attending!

On Thursday March 8 ALL Garfield orchestra students will be attending the Central Washington Orchestra Festival in Ellensburg, WA. This is a non-competitive festival including a constructive and engaging exchange between the clinician/conductor and students.

We will need 15 volunteers to chaperone the group on buses and throughout the festival.  This is a fun and easy event to chaperone plus another great chance to see your student perform!

Volunteers should be at Garfield at 8:30 on the morning of March 8th.  We will be returning to Garfield in the evening around 7:30 pm (depending on traffic).  Volunteer paperwork will be provided to chaperones a few weeks before trip.

The sign-up link is here: Sing up to chaperone for CWU Festival

Thank you!