• November 2014

    Dear Parents/ Guardians,

    Your child has expressed an interest in auditioning for the Elementary All-County Orchestra. The All-County orchestra encompasses the top elementary orchestra students from all of Dutchess County. Auditions for this group will take place on Sat. Jan. 10th at Rhinebeck High School. If your child is accepted into the group, the actual festival will take place on Friday March 6 and Saturday March 7 at Spackenkill High School. The students will rehearse on Friday and will perform a concert on Saturday. Students must be available to participate in the entire festival in order to audition. No students will be allowed to miss any of the rehearsal in order to participate. While it is free to audition, if your child is accepted, you will need to pay a fee to participate in the band.

    Your child received with this letter a copy of the audition music. In addition to playing this music, every student will also have to play one scale and sight read music when they get to the audition. You must provide your own transportation to Rhinebeck. If you give your child permission to audition, please fill out and have them return the bottom portion of this letter to me by Friday Nov. 21st . A specific audition time will be given out in December. Thank you for your time and consideration. If you have any questions please email me or call me at 227-1700 ext. 20145.


    Ms. Gscheidle


    I give my child, ________________________, permission to audition for the Elementary All-County Orchestra on Jan. 7th. I realize I must provide transportation to Rhinebeck for the audition. If my child is accepted, he/she is available to participate in the festival on March 6th and 7th.


    Parent/Guardian Signature