Wind Orchestra, primarily junior and senior high woodwind, brass and percussion students, helps members develop solo and ensemble skills and tone quality necessary for advanced symphonic band or orchestra. Limited enrollment allows for more individualized training, as well as performance opportunities. Chair auditions, judged by professional instrumentalists, recognize individual progress. Prior performances include Patriots Park in Phoenix, Disneyland, and concert tours to San Francisco, the Heritage Festival in British Columbia, and Montreal, Canada. Season plans include sectionals and a weekend retreat. They have opened for the Phoenix Symphony Pops Concert, sponsored by the West Valley Arts Council, since 2005.

Previously Symphonic Winds


Junior and senior high

Ensemble Fee



Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm
Central High School (4525 N. Central, Phoenix)

Current Chamber Music Program rehearsal location:
Open Door Fellowship Church
8301 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021


Aaron Vogel

Ensemble Music Level of Difficulty: Performs literature from levels 4-6. Music includes works by composers such as: Balmages, Grainger, Hazo, Holst, Reed, RW Smith, Sparke, Tichelli, Van de Roost.

Audition Components


Solo of your choice. Please perform a total of 3:00 minutes of music from the work. Include both fast and slow passages and show advanced techniques.


Specific scale requirement will be emailed shortly before your audition..

All major scales (2 octaves when possible) and chromatic scale covering entire range of instrument.

You may perform as many octaves as you are able on both the scales and the chromatic. A greater range will receive a higher difficulty score. However, a well-played scale, no matter the difficulty, is best.


The audition will end with short sight-reading passage provided by the conductor.

Don’t neglect practicing sight reading pieces you are unfamiliar with to help prepare for this part of the audition.

Best of luck in your preparation, always start slow and work with a metronome!!


Contact: Todd Betz