2014/15 HIGH SCHOOL BAND AND CHORUS FESTIVAL


Music Educators of Bergen County, Inc. announces auditions for the 2014/2015 Bergen County High School

Chorus and Band. The Bergen County Chorus and Band have consistently displayed a high standard of musical

excellence and have been an important annual event for many of the county’s outstanding student musicians.


2014/2015 Bergen County Band and Chorus Festival Staff:

Evan Cooper, Festival Coordinator


2014/2015 Bergen County Chorus

Steven Bell, Teaneck HS, Conductor

Tom Voorhis, Ridgefield Memorial HS, Manager

Leslie MacPherson, Northern Valley Regional HS-Demarest, Audition Chair


2014/2015 Bergen County Band

Theodora Sotiroupoulos, Northern Highlands Reg. HS, Conductor

Tyler Adel, Northern Highlands Reg. HS, Manager

Amy Wilcox, Northern Valley Regional HS-Old Tappan, Audition Chair


Please be aware of our attendance policy for students who successfully audition for the ensembles. No absences of

any kind will be allowed for any reason. Any absence will result in immediate removal from the ensemble.

Please be sure to check your schedule before applying to avoid uncomfortable and unnecessary situations.

As usual, the Band and Chorus Auditions will be held separately.


Chorus Auditions will take place on

Thursday,October 16, 2014, at Cresskill High School.


Band Auditions will be on

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at

Paramus High School.


Please check the Director and Student Audition information for submission deadlines.


PLEASE NOTE: THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE IN AUDITION FEES THIS YEAR.


Directors must complete the Director Application Form online and then print it out for signature.

Students must complete the Student Application Form and SUBMIT THEM ONLINE. The online form

will then direct students to print out their forms. The application endorsements must then be signed

appropriately. Both the Director Application and the Student Applications accompanied by the

appropriate audition fees should then be submitted to the Audition Chair by Certified Mail in one

package. Students should not submit applications online more than one time (for each audition).

Please have all pertinent information – voice part, instrument, director info, etc. – and a working printer

connected to your computer before submitting application.


All audition applications must be sent by CERTIFIED MAIL, RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED. Your

receipt will be verification that applications have been received. Certified mail guarantees that the audition

coordinator received applications. By adhering to the above procedures, you, the audition chairs and the

coordinator will avoid being placed in difficult situations.


Students in your Music Department who wish to participate in both ensembles may do so. Students auditioning for

both must be aware of the responsibilities and schedules of both ensembles. If a student chooses to audition for

both ensembles and is selected for both, the student must participate fully in both ensembles. Failure to participate

fully will result in the student being dropped from both groups. Please advise your students to apply/audition for

the ensemble(s) best suited for them.


If you have any questions, you may contact:

Amy Wilcox (Band Auditions Chair) at 201-768-3200 x24550 or wilcox@nvnet.org

Leslie MacPherson (Choral Auditions Chair) at 201-768-3200 x13551 or macpherson@nvnet.org

Evan Cooper (Festival Co-Coordinator) at 201-906-5217 or coopere@nvnet.org


Please download information and forms as needed.


BERGEN COUNTY CHORUS INFORMATION/FORMS

General Director Information

Chorus Director Instructions

Chorus Director Application

Chorus Student Instructions

Chorus Student Application

Chorus Audition Requirements

Chorus Solo: Sicut Locutus Est


BERGEN COUNTY BAND INFORMATION/FORMS

General Director Information

Band Director Instructions

Band Director Application

Band Student Instructions

Band Student Application

Band Audition Requirements


Percussion Etudes

Battery Percussion

Mallets

Timpani