Incoming 6th Grade Orchestra Try-Ons & Audition Information

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all incoming 6th grade orchestra activities are postponed until further notice.  

Try-Ons scheduled for April 14 & 16 are canceled.

Auditions scheduled for April 21 are canceled.

Rescheduled dates will be announced at a later date.  Thank you for your understanding.

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Please read the information below regarding try-on dates or audition (based on the  two options listed below):

OPTION #1: TRY-ONS (Students with NO previous string playing experience)

Dates will be announced later.

Please sign-up for your Try-On date and time (This is NOT an audition).  You will select an instrument that you would like to learn and play (Violin, Viola, Cello, or Double Bass).  You will also receive information about where to rent your instrument.

OPTION #2: AUDITION (Students with more than 1 year of private string lessons)

Audition date and time will be announced later.

Auditions are only for current 5th grade students with previous string playing experience and who are currently taking private lessons for more than one year. You must email Mr. Butz (kareltbutz@katyisd.org) to arrange for your audition time.  You will receive detailed information about what to prepare when you email Mr. Butz.  No audition will be permitted if your child has less than one year of private lessons.  Mr. Butz will email your time to you upon receipt of your email request for an audition.