The Rosebuds perform in 3 concerts per season and they rehearse once per week on Wednesdays at Holland Christian Homes from 6pm - 7:15pm. Regular practicing at home and private instruction are strongly encouraged. There is a fee of $10 per week to be a member in the Rosebud Orchestra.
For your audition, a piece of music is to be played for our wonderful conductor, Mr. David Rehner. The piece does not need to be memorized. It should showcase the student's abilities on their instrument at the level they can comfortably play at. The student will also be required to sight read a piece of music, which Mr. Rehner will give to them at the audition. The audition will last less than 10 minutes.
Audition results will be sent by email as soon as Mr. Rehner gets the feedback to me. Mr. Rehner is the only person involved in the selection process (I know almost nothing about the music!), and several factors can affect whether the child is accepted at this time or asked to try again at a later date. Some of our Rosebuds have auditioned 3 times before being ready! And being READY is the key here. We want it to be a positive experience for these terrific young people. Mr. Rehner provides very specific and useful feedback to each person who auditions, which we hope will be used in a positive way to improve on their instrument whether accepted now or not. If he asks a person to come back, he will suggest an amount of time he feels might be required for them to learn more on their instrument.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the child's name, age, instrument played and years played to request an audition.
Auditions are held at Heritage Hall, Holland Christian Homes, located at 7900 McLaughlin Road across from Sheridan College. Auditions will be held between 5:00pm and 6:00pm.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 (for a September 2020 entry)