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    DAUPHIN COUNTY ORCHESTRA
     
     
    The Dauphin County Orchestra is an "audition only" orchestra.  The orchestra is comprised of  students from all of Dauphin County who successfully audition for the group.  Students who wish to audition for County Orchestra should already have the audition piece, or should see Dr.Nyce for the piece as soon as possible.
     
     

    County Orchestra Festival Information

     Audition Window:  November  2 - 10, 2022
           Auditions will be virtual. More information will be coming from your director closer to the date.

    Directors please contact 
    Sam Kibler (skibler@cdschools.org) with questions.

    Please make sure students are available for ALL festival dates, including snow date, before auditioning . . . Dates and times are listed below.

    ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL & CONCERT INFORMATION l
    Orchestra Dates
    All rehearsals and concert at Derry Township SD

    ·         Tuesday, Jan 10, 2022 (All Groups) 6:30-8:30 PM
    ·         Tuesday, Jan 17, 2022 (snow make - all groups) 6:30-8:30 PM
    ·         Thursday, Jan 19, 2022 (Elementary only) 6:30-8:30 PM
    ·         Friday, Jan 20, 2022 (MS/HS only) 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    ·         Festival - Hershey Township SD
    ·         Saturday, Jan 21, 2022
    ·         Rehearsal at 9:00 AM
    ·         Concert at 1:30 PM
    Snow Day: Saturday, Feb 4th

     

    Audition Requirements
    Elementary (4th - 6th Grade Students)
    Solo for Elementary String Auditions for County 2022-23 Festival 
    Violin: Russian Folk Melody, from “Solo and Etudes”, Bk 2 (Frost, Kjos), page 29
    Viola: Russian Folk Melody, from “Solo and Etudes”, Bk 2 (Frost, Kjos), page 29
    Cello: Russian Folk Melody, from “Solo and Etudes”, Bk 2 (Frost, Kjos), page 29
    String Bass: Russian Folk Melody, from “Solo and Etudes”, Bk 2 (Frost, Kjos), page 29

    Scales for Elementary Orchestra Auditions
    All Strings: D Major one octave scale



    Junior High (7th - 9th Grade Students)
    Solo for Junior High Orchestra Auditions for County 2022-23 Festival

    Violin: Concertino in D, Op 15, Larghetto and Allegro Assai (2nd and 3rd movements), by Kuchler, from Solos for the Young Violinist”, Book #1, pages 30, 31

    ​Viola: Concertino in D (G), Op 15, Larghetto and Allegro Assai (2nd and 3rd movements), by Kuchler, published by Bosworth
    Cello: Gavotte, by J.B. Lully, Song # 2 from “Suzuki Cello Book 3”
    Strings Bass: Heroic March, Handel, Page 16 from “Etling Solo Time”, Book #3”

    Scales for Junior High Orchestra Auditions
    All Strings: Scales up to and including 3 sharps and 3 flats, i.e. C G D A F Bb Eb Major Scales, played at a quarter note = 120 (march tempo) with separate bows, a minimum of 1 octave performed, memorized; please note additional octaves will be given extra credit (when scored by the judges).
      
    ***Students MUST be able to attend the Pre festival rehearsals in order to be eligible to participate in the concert****