TCP Students to Audition for the Northern Arizona Regional Orchestra

The 2011 Regionals Orchestra performance at NAU. Photo courtesy of the Daily Courier

By: Alexes Niekamp

There are many talented young students at Tri-City College Prep High School who are involved in our fine arts program. Regionals orchestra auditions are coming up very soon. Mrs. Terauchi our school’s music teacher said, “Regionals orchestra is when students get the chance to go audition for ensembles that all Northern Arizona high school students come together for three days to learn music. The students try out and judges choose the best of the students and with those students create a band/orchestra. They work very hard, once they are picked they have to rehearse with their band/orchestra three days a week Thursday night, Friday night and all day Saturday. Most of the time, the orchestras and bands that the judges have are one hundred students from all over Northern Arizona. Anybody is allowed to audition, but tryouts are a very rigorous process. Regionals Orchestra takes place in Kingman, Arizona at Kingman High School, this Saturday January 28th. We have four very talented students who have the courage and strength to try out for regionals orchestra.”

            “I am auditioning with the violin. The violins were given three different pieces to practice: Overture from “Prometheus” by Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 4 by Franz Schubert, and Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov. They are very challenging pieces but it’s been a lot of fun to learn them and it’s an amazing experience to be able to audition for regionals in Kingman.” Said Amanda Romaine, a senior, auditioned last year and made it.

Jacob Levin, a junior, is looking forward to the opportunity and is extremely “excited to audition for regionals.”

Stephanie Worstein, a sophomore, also auditioned last year and made it said, “I am playing violin and am doing the regular tryout sheet music. I am excited because I was in it last year so I will get to see all of my friends that were in it with me.”

Anna Flurry, a junior, said, “I am playing the viola and David, a volunteer has been coming in to help us with our pieces, which has been very helpful.”

Mrs. Terauchi said, “Auditions are this Saturday, January 28th and we will just have to see how it goes.”

Let’s wish these very talented students luck on their auditions and trips to and from Kingman this weekend.

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