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Prospective Students

Prospective Student Forms
All new students need to complete this form.
Audition Information
The audition schedule is below. Everyone must audition for placement. All musicians must already play an instrument and read music. No beginners. All musicians will be placed in the appropriate ensemble for their skill level based on their audition. No experience necessary for Color Guard.
1) Complete the appropriate Prospective Student Form (links above)
2) You will be contacted with more information
Color Guard
Workshops: May 8-11, 4pm-7pm @ SFHS Band Room
Audition: May 12, 4pm-7pm @ SFHS South Gym
Marching Band Battery Percussion
Fundamental Workshops: Every Thursday, 4pm-6pm @ SFHS Band Room
Audition workshops: May 8-11, 4pm-7pm @ SFHS Band Room
Audition: May 12, 4pm-6pm @ SFHS Band Room
Marching Band Front Ensemble (Pit)
Audition Workshops: May 9 & 11 @ SFHS Band Room
Audition: May 12, 4pm-6pm @ SFHS Band Room
Jazz Band
Audition: Monday, May 22 
Wind Ensemble
Woodwind Audition: Tuesday, May 23
Brass & Concert Percussion: Wednesday, May 24 
Ensemble Information
Concert Band & Wind Ensemble
Our concert band (for novice musicians) & wind ensemble (for advanced musicians) is a great place to learn about concert band music from a variety of cultures and time-periods. These classes are for students who play the flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium/baritone, tuba or concert percussion. You do need some previous experience to be in this class, but whether you’ve played for 1 year or many, this is a great place for you! No audition is required. We play music from all styles and perform in concerts, at festivals, and take a fun trip to Knott’s or Disneyland. Here is a performance.
Jazz Bands
Are you a passionate musician who is interested in exploring jazz and popular music styles? Then, our award-winning jazz bands is for you. No previous Jazz experience is required and no audition. Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Guitar, Bass, and Drum Set players are accepted. The band plays at varsity basketball games, jazz festivals, city events, and the annual Whittier Rotary Club Battle of the Bands. Here is a performance.
Color Guard
Join our award-winning Color Guard. Learn dance and flag skills and make life-long friends along the way. Our color guard performs as part of the Marching Band throughout the year. In the spring, our guard performs on their own at winter guard competitions. No experience and no audition required. Watch a Gold Medal Winter Guard Performance
Marching Band (PE credit)
Do you want to represent our school and community with pride? Our award-winning marching band is the most seen group on our campus. The color guard is part of this ensemble. The band performs at football games, parades, field competitions, assemblies and pep rallies. Members not only learn how to march, play and spin, they learn important leadership, teamwork and fitness skills too. Many members of this ensemble become life-long friends. The marching band is a very tight knit family that has a lot of fun and will welcome you in with open arms. Members of this ensemble must also be enrolled in either a concert band, jazz band or color guard class. This class is PE credit. No audition required. Watch this video to see a performance.   
Contact us if you have any questions.