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All-State Audition Information

Students that perform in the state's four region orchestras are eligible to try out for All-State Orchestra. Nationally recognized conductors are brought in to work with the state's top students, and the state's top wind students from all-state band will be filling out the full orchestras. The All-State Event is February 24-26, 2017 at Irmo and Lexington High Schools in Lexington, SC. If any parents want to help get a bus and put this trip together as a group, please let me know. Parents have the option of taking their own kids up to All-State as well. If a student does try out and makes it, they ARE required to attend all-state; so, don't try out if you don't plan to go.

(Each link has the excerpts for all instruments)
No scales or sight reading are required. Students will be asked to perform some of the excerpts specified on the list that came with your music.

DIRECTIONS from Charleston: You are highly encouraged to CARPOOL with a couple friends who are auditioning  around the same time as you. 

  1. Take I26 North to Columbia.
  2. Take I20 West (Exit 107) toward Augusta.
  3. Get off at Exit 51, Longs Pond Road (Rt. 204) toward Gilbert
  4. Turn Right off the exit and drive north on Rt. 204 for four miles (Longs Pond Road will change names to Pisgah Church Road).
  5. Turn LEFT at the stop light onto Augusta Road (Hwy 1). Lexington HS will be on your left.
  6. Pass the main entrances of the school (on your left)
  7. Go to the traffic light (pass the school) turn left onto Old Farm Road.
  8.  Take the 3rd drive on the left marked Service Entrance (you are behind the school).
  9. Pass the cafeteria loading dock and dumpsters on your left, a portable and on the right is a gravel lot.
  10. Park in the gravel lot on the right near the Marching Band field and tennis courts.
  11.  You will see signs to enter the back building. Check-in tables will be in the hall between the warm-up rooms.


ARRIVE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES EARLY.  When you arrive, follow signs to Registration and sign in. You will go to the warm up room, unpack and warm up there until your name and number is called.   Wait times may vary, though we will aim to have your audition within 30 minutes of your printed time. Parents may sit in the warm-up rooms until their child has finished their audition.

In the audition room, the judges will be seated behind a screen. DO NOT SPEAK during your audition, or you will be disqualified. If you have questions, ask the room monitor outside of your room, and the monitor will speak to the judges.  Once you have finished, you may return to the warm-up room, pack up and go.  You will receive results within a few days if everything goes as planned.

Audition Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017 (Inclement Weather Day: January 14, 2017)

Audition Location: Lexington High School, 2463 Augusta Hwy, Lexington, SC, 29072

Audition Times: These are your audition times listed Alphabetically by Last Name; you may audition earlier, but NOT later. Show up early enough to warm up well BEFORE you time. 

AUDITION TIMES (Listed in Alphabetical order by student's last name)

2:00 PM Luke Ablonzcy 11 Violin

2:00 PM Madi Adams 10 Bass

10:30 AM Angie Agafonovas 12 Viola

1:00 PM Nina Agafonovas 12 Cello

2:00 PM Elysia Andrews 11 Violin

11:00 AM Beryl Ayiku 10 Violin

10:00 AM Adam Beall 11 Cello

10:00 AM Aidan Billings 9 Violin

2:00 PM Ariana Blevins 11 Viola

1:00 PM Janie Brandon 12 Violin

11:00 AM Finian Butcher 11 Cello

1:00 PM Katie Canfield 10 Violin

10:00 AM Harper Cash 10 Violin

2:00 PM Morgan Choate 12 Cello

3:00 PM Camille Feaster 11 Violin

11:00 AM Roderick Frazier 10 Viola

11:00 AM Chris Garrison 11 Violin

1:00 PM Katie Jo Gelasco 9 Cello

3:00 PM Vincent Hamilton 11 Violin

2:00 PM Peter Hertel 10 Cello

1:00 PM Mantz Hipple 12 Bass

1:00 PM Jake Hoch 9 Bass

11:00 AM Julia Holmes 11 Cello

2:00 PM Josh Hornig 11 Violin

2:00 PM Seungkyo Jung 10 Cello

2:00 PM Lillian Kozlowski 9 Viola

1:00 PM Benjamin Kremer 10 Violin

11:00 AM Erica Kremer 11 Cello

1:00 PM Andre Lim 10 Violin

1:00 PM Jake Magee 12 Violin

10:30 AM Carson Mann 11 Viola

11:00 AM Cecilia McGuinn 12 Violin

2:00 PM Karen Mendes 12 Violin

10:00 AM Manuel Mendes 10 Violin

10:00 AM Walker Menkus 11 Violin

11:00 AM Josh Nell 11 Cello

11:00 AM Cecelia Ostapeck 12 Violin

11:00 AM Alex Schwarz 10 Bass

10:00 AM Maggie Smith 10 Violin

2:00 PM Lillian Sterba 9 Viola

10:00 AM Lauren Stewart 9 Violin

1:00 PM Jordan Stuckey 12 Viola

1:00 PM Emma Tennant 12 Viola

1:00 PM Emorie Thrasher 9 Cello

2:00 PM Ross Ugur 9 Cello

11:30 AM Deryn Wasserman 12 Viola

2:00 PM Elliott Weeks 11 Violin

2:00 PM Maeve West 11 Violin

1:00 PM Bethany Yeung 11 Violin

1:00 PM Jenna Zardus 9 Viola