About the application process:

    More information on the audition, acceptance and touring experience can be found here.

    2 Options for deadlines
          1. Apply Before January 9th
          2. Apply After January 9th

    Applying early guarantees your time slot.
    Applicants who apply before January 9th will be informed of an audition time 2 weeks prior to auditions. Adjudicators receive your audition information in advance to look over. There is a $20 audition fee to be paid at the time of your audition.

    Applicants who apply after the 9th
    will be placed into "Open Call"

    You will be given a number upon arrival.
    When slots become available, be prepared to jump in and audition.
    There is no audition fee for "Open Call".

    We cannot guarantee a slot at a specific time.
    Apply online, select an audition location.
    Place the term "Open Call" under the comment section of your application.

    Access the 2017 online application here.

    * After submitting your application send a headshot (jpg) and letter of recommendation
    to kidsfromwis@sbcglobal.net

    Policies and Expectations for KIDS     About the KIDS experience. (PDF)


    General Audition Information


    Vocal: Bring a prepared selection to sing and a copy of the sheet music for the accompanist. It may be any song of your choosing. Please note that it is strongly preferred that you use a live accompanist (piano) for your audition. A professional accompanist will be available. You may bring your own accompanist, if you prefer. Please dress appropriately for an audition (no jeans, t shirts, etc.)

    Dance: Youíll be given time to change for your dance audition. If possible, secure the front OR all your hair away from your face. Wear appropriate dance clothing and refrain from baggy clothes that would make it hard to see movement or inhibit you. A brief group dance combo is taught along with across the floor instructed movement. We will want to see your unique style of movement through a freestyle section. If you are trained in any other dance style (tap, ballet pointe work, tumbling) we may ask you to demonstrate. Audition in what dance shoes you are comfortable wearing. If you do not have dance shoes, please wear tennis/activity type shoes that are not clunky or heavily treaded. ( that would make turning/jumping awkward or unsafe)


    Instrumentalists auditioning must bring their own equipment including amplifiers where necessary and drum set. An acoustic piano will be provided, but keyboard players who have their own synthesizer or keyboard are welcome to bring it along. All instrumentalists will be required to play a prepared piece of choice and to sight-read. Please note that woodwind players must audition on both Alto and Tenor Saxophones, so please bring both with you. In addition, if you play clarinet or flute bring those instruments as well.


    Audition Dates / Times / Maps

    Sunday, February 19th 2:00-6:00 PM
        UW-Platteville, Center for the Arts  Map

    Friday, February 24th 4:00-6:00 PM
        UW-Eau Claire, Haas Fine Arts Building  Campus Map (top center of map)

    Saturday, February 25th 8:00-11:30 AM
        Schofield, Mountain Bay Elementary School  Map

    Saturday, February 25th 2:00-6:00 PM
        UW-Green Bay, Studio Arts  Map (Building #1)

    Sunday, February 26th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        Milwaukee, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts  Map (Entrance on State Street)


    Wisconsin schools that send instrumentalists to our
    band auditions will receive a free arrangement of
    Eric Richards's exciting "Stars 'n Stripes Strut"
    for jazz ensemble!