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The Compton Heights Concert Band is holding ongoing auditions for membership in all sections.


Auditioning:
  • 10 minutes
  • Prepare two pieces of your choice
  • sightread
  • Prepare two scales
  • interview

  • Rehearsals:
  • Monday Nights (year round)
  • 6:00-7:30 PM
  • (In the summer - on Saturdays 9:00 AM)

  • At the former
    Immaculate Conception Church
  • 3120 Lafayette
  • St. Louis, MO 63104


  • The Compton Heights Concert Band features an enjoyable Sousa-style program of marches, Broadway show tunes, symphonic transcriptions, contemporary band selections, sing-alongs, and internationally acclaimed guest artists. Musicians are expected to attend 80% rehearsal and concerts and help once per month at the band's charity fundraiser. Most noted for its six-week summer concert series Sunday Serenades and Musical Mondays in Francis Park and Tower Grove Park. In 2017, the summer series begins on July 2nd and July 3rd and ends August 6th and August 7th. The band also performs an annual December Pops concert and community events such Memorial Day in Tower Grove Park.


    Under the direction of professional Conductor, Edward Dolbashian, the Compton Heights Concert Band is active year round. The Band is funded by corporate and public grants, sponsorships, the Bandwagon citizen support group and the band's weekly charity bingo held at Bandwagon Hall, 2151 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, Missouri, 63125. Musicians also volunteer at the Band's charity benefit bingo for community service.

    Preparation for an audition should include presenting two of your best pieces that demonstrate intonation, rhythmic ability, musicality, and technique. You may be asked to play two different scales and to sightread a piece. The prepared selections do not have to be very long or difficult. Play something that is prepared well.

    Openings exist in all sections. Membership includes high school age through senior citizens who hail from all walks of life, all dedicated to enjoying playing and presenting programs for the public. High School students interested in auditioning for our college scholarship program, see 11th annual Auditions for College Scholarships

    Interested musicians should call (314) 776-2227 or email chband@sbcglobal.net and leave a message with a daytime and home phone number.

    11th Annual College Scholarship Competition! See Audition for College Scholarships


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    Compton Heights Concert Band
    Compton Heights Band, Inc.
    3120 Lafayette
    St. Louis, MO 63104
    Call 314-776-2227
    Fax 314-772-9797
    chband@sbcglobal.net
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