Encore Auditions

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for our 2021-2022 Encore Entertainment Company. We are hosting auditions for Singers and Pit Band members during the week of May 17. Crew interview information will be posted soon. We are looking forward to another great year of growth, learning, and spectacular performances.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN:

Singers: Have you been preparing your art song and Broadway song? If not, now is the time to start – talk with your voice teacher, ask Mr. Skidmore for ideas, or browse this site a bit for ideas .

Pit band instrumentalists: Scroll down to “step 1” to complete your pit band interest form. After that, scroll down further in the page for more information on the audition date and materials.

Take some time to review our Encore Handbook with your family. Encore has a history of high level work, but this can only continue if we all know what to expect. This handbook contains important information about our policies, dates, and current fee structure. If you have questions, please ask a director BEFORE you audition.

AUDITION STEP 1:

Tell us about yourself. Singer-dancer candidates, please complete this form. After completing the interest form, sign up for your vocal audition time slot on either May 17 or May 18. Here is the link to sign up.

The Pit Band interest form is here. Please complete these forms soon, as they will help us better refine our schedule for the audition process.

AUDITION STEP 2:

Practice! You can prepare your two vocal selections in advance. The goal is for your 50-second (up to 1 minute) performance of each song to be a reflection of your best singing. The dance audition will be taught on Monday the 17th to the group. To prepare for the dance audition, consider doing some stretching and cardio activities from PE class or YouTube dance/exercise videos. While you cannot rehearse the actual dance audition material before the event, you can prepare your body and mind to be more successful.

AUDITION STEP 3:

Come to the dance audition in the choir room on Monday, May 17, from 2:45-4:30 pm. Be dressed comfortably and ready to move. Have fun meeting some of the other candidates. Do your best – don’t compare yourself to others.

AUDITION STEP 4:

Come to your personal vocal audition. Only the directors will be in with you during your vocal audition. Some students like to dress up for the vocal audition, but it isn’t required. We will have you sing up to one minute of both your art song and Broadway song. If you would like for an accompanist to play with you (highly recommended), please bring music with cuts clearly labeled. You may also use a karaoke recording, but it will be more difficult to make sure you have the exact right cut this way (unless you play it yourself from your own bluetooth speaker).

That’s all – review the handbook, complete the form, and participate in the dance and vocal auditions. After that, take a moment to breathe and be proud of yourself. Results will be sent to provided email addresses and posted in the MHS choir trophy case when ready. Thank you for sharing with us. Thank you for your interest in Encore. We look forward to another great year!

Questions?… ask BEFORE you audition – Encore is a full year commitment

Mr. Skidmore, Director

Ms. Peyton, Assistant Director and Crew Supervisor

Mr. Bonezzi, Pit Band Director

Ms. Rueger, Choreography Coordinator


ENCORE PIT BAND AUDITIONS

Pit band auditions will be held on Friday, May 21 from 2:30-8:00pm in the Studio Theater (Black Box) at the high school. Remember to review the handbook first and then complete the interest form. It includes information on what to prepare and a way to sign up for an audition slot. Results will be sent to provided email addresses and posted in the MHS choir trophy case when ready.

Encore Pit Band Interest Form

Encore Pit Band Audition Materials


Check out videos of our 2020 and 2021 shows:

Welcome to the MHS Choral Music Department