Percussion Auditions



Auditions will take place at Banks High School13050 NW Main St, Banks, OR 97106

Auditions will take place over two weekends.
November 9th & 10th and November 30th and December 1st from 10am to 4pm each day.
We will break for lunch which is not provided.

It is highly recommended that prospective members attend auditions. If you have a schedule conflict or can only attend a portion of the weekend, you may still audition for a spot. Please be sure to communicate any schedule conflicts as early as possible.

Audition Registration
Everyone planning to audition for Affinity Entertainment should register online. Members who don’t register online may still register for auditions in-person each audition morning. Audition registration will begin at 8:30am.

Audition Fee
The 2019-2020 Audition Fee is $35 in advance or $40 at the door. This fee covers your audition. You can pay the $35 audition fee online in advance, or pay $40 in person the morning of your first audition day. If you choose to pay at the door, we will accept cash, checks made out to “Affinity Entertainment,” or credit cards.

Audition Packets
Audition packets for the 2019-2020 season will be available soon. It is recommended that prospective members review and practice all exercises in their packet as much as possible before auditions.

What To Bring To Auditions
Please bring your own sticks and mallets if possible. Those auditioning for percussion should bring a practice pad. Bring a water jug and wear clothes you can comfortably move around in, and wear athletic shoes. You will also need to bring a pencil, and a binder with sheet protectors for your music. There will be a one-hour lunch break during each audition day, and you will need to bring your own lunch or purchase lunch on your own during the break.

Video Audition
If you are unable to attend auditions, but are still interested in auditioning you may submit a video audition. The video should be a good representation of where you are as a musician. The video should include exercises from the audition packet at various tempos, excerpts from previous marching band, drum corps, or indoor shows you have been involved in, etc. Please upload the video online, and send the link to

So if I make it, what is the time commitment?

Affinity Percussion rehearse every weekend from November till April.  Rehearsals are primarily going to be set on Sunday. Rehearsal times may vary depending on facility usage and commuting distance and performance times.  More information about performance dates can be found at

If you have any specific questions about auditioning for the ensemble, you can email

Affinity Percussion Audition Materials