All-State East Auditions 2015

The auditions for the All-East Tennessee Band Clinic are this coming Saturday, January 10.  I have given everyone their audition times and you can see directions to Bearden High School in Knoxville, TN at the end of this message. It is approximately an hour and half drive to Bearden from Ooltewah. I would encourage all students auditioning to plan to arrive approximately 45 minutes before your audition time.  Some audition rooms will move more quickly than scheduled and some will be behind.  It is better to be safe and come early.

To help prepare for the auditions, there will be a mock auditions at East Ridge High School on Tuesday, January 6. The East Ridge Music Building is located behind East Ridge High School.  The mock auditions will begin at 6:00am and end at 12:00pm.  Please be prompt about picking students up as the directors will plan to leave for lunch at 12:00pm.

I will be in the band room on Wednesday for audition help at 8:00-11:00am and 12:30-2:30pm.  We will take band class time on Thursday to also work on the All-State East auditions.

Please be prepared for your audition.  This is a great opportunity to achieve some individual recognition while representing the Ooltewah High School band program. I know many of you are going to have fantastic auditions!

Directions to Bearden High School are below:

Take I-75 North
Take Bridgewater Rd exit – Exit 379 toward Walker Spring Road/Gallaher View Road
Turn slight Right onto Bridgewater Rd
Take the 1st left onto Kingston Pike/US-70 E/US-11 N/TN-1.
You will go about .2 miles and turn right – this will take you to the Bearden Parking Lot
Check-In will be in the commons – warm-up will be in the auditorium and cafeteria

— Mr. D