• Region Auditions

    Why Try Out for the Midlands Region Orchestra?

    The Midlands Region Orchestra is a two-day honor-orchestra event that includes the best string players in this region of the South Carolina Music Educators Association Orchestra Division. Students who participate in the Region Orchestra may audition for the South Carolina All-State Orchestra, which is comprised of the most accomplished players in the entire state. Both events are wonderful opportunities for students to perform with the finest student musicians in South Carolina and to perform under the direction of a nationally/internationally renowned conductor. College recruiters for every major look for student accomplishments such as acceptance in to these prestigious orchestras, and these events also give students a chance to meet and make new friends around the region/state with similar interests.

    How To Audition:

    Auditions are at Irmo Middle School this year.

    • Audition date: Saturday, October 2, 2021

    • Register for the audition, click Dreher Orchestras Region Registration, and complete the form. (Sign in using top, right-hand corner sign in of this page, R1 student account.)

    • Audition fee is $10. Parents pay the DHS Orchestras Booster Club with cash, money order, or cashier's check, and we will write one check to the Region Audition Chairperson. Let Mr. Tucker know if you are having any financial needs regarding this fee.

    • Audition requirements click here: Region Audition Excerpt Link. After clicking the link, select the appropriate instrument and grade level. Required scales are posted in the top left corner of each audition excerpt page.

    • Region event information: The Region Rehearsals and Concert will likely be held at Irmo HIGH SCHOOL, November 19-20, 2021.