After months of practicing, high school orchestra students from around NEISD auditioned for the Region 12 Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras.
On Oct. 21, the auditions for the Symphony Orchestra were held at Lee HS and on Nov. 2, the auditions for the Philharmonic Orchestra were held at Lopez MS.
At the Region auditions, string instruments were spilt up into different groups. Students played excerpts from assigned pieces in front of their peers and a panel of disclosed judges. Most auditions took a few hours to complete. Afterwards, many students waited anxiously for the results.
Selected students will attend the Region Clinic at Reagan HS on Dec. 13 and Dec. 14. The concert will also be at Reagan on Dec. 14, at 6pm.
On Oct. 26, violinists, Farry Seddighzadeh and Frank Dirosa, cellist, Drew Bauml and, pianist, Shannon Douglas recorded audition tapes for the All-State Orchestra at Reagan HS. This weekend judges from the around the state, including orchestra directors Dr. Garverick and Mr. Davis, will select students for the All-State Orchestra. The results will be posted on Sunday, Nov. 10.
The following students were selected for the Region Orchestra: