Rouge River Winds is actively new recruiting new members for September! If you own your own instrument, and feel up for some quality music-making, we hope that you will consider joining us.
Our rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM, at Woburn Collegiate Institute in room MUSIC100. Use entrance 11D. All ages are welcome.
The annual membership fee for the ensemble is $150, broken into three payment periods ($50 due in September, January, and May). This money goes toward the operational expenses of the ensemble (sheet music, rehearsal space, concert venues, etc.)
To join the ensemble, you must own your own instrument (percussionists excepted), and participate in a ten-minute placement interview/audition. The purpose of these interviews/auditions is to determine seating placement within the sections, and to ensure that our potential new members are a good fit for the ensemble. You will be auditioned by two or three members of the band executive. Your audition will be ten minutes long, and consist of a short interview about yourself and your musical background, followed by your performance of the scales and excerpts from the audition packages below.
Please do not let these auditions deter you from joining! Yes, we do play more advanced repertoire than the typical community band, but we’ve yet to turn anyone away due to playing ability. If you’re up for the challenge are willing to put in the work, you’ll find that we are quite welcoming!