The Diablo Wind Symphony announces audition opportunities for wind and percussion players for the 25th Gala Season. Students are required to be in their school music programs unless there is no organized program or are home-schooled. Information about the DWS can be obtained by visiting diablowindsymphony.org. The online audition form is available at this website. Auditions are scheduled individually through this online form.
Established in 1996, the group is a program of BDPA with additional support by Saint Mary’s College in Moraga. Membership is by audition and members must be between the ages of 14 and 22, be actively involved in their school music program, and display a high quality of musicianship to be accepted. The DWS is a set instrumentation so openings depend on available spots. Tuition is $475 for high school students and $300 for college students. Auditions will continue until all vacancies are filled so it is best for prospective participants to arrange for auditions as soon as possible.
The season runs from September to May and includes prominent guest artists for each concert. The group is co-conducted by John Maltester (Los Medanos College Director of Bands Emeritus and Saint Mary’s College faculty) and Diane Maltester (faculty member of CSUEB and Saint Mary’s College, and member of the Oakland Symphony).