All students interested in auditioning must complete a BCPS magnet programs application. Please be advised that the application portal will close at 11:59 pm on February 6th, 2023.
Auditions for the 2023-2024 school year will be conducted in person and applicants are required to create a pre-screening video as a pre-requisite for the audition. This applies to both jazz and concert band applicants.
The pre-screening video includes the applicant performing the required major scales and chromatic scale on their respective instrument. Once completed, the video should be uploaded as 'unlisted' on YouTube. Send the link to your unlisted video firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-screening videos are due February 14, 2023.
Auditions will be scheduled upon reception of a pre-screening video. During the virtual audition the applicant will perform the required prepared piece, sight-read and participate in a short interview. You will be contacted individually with more information regarding your audition time slot once we have reviewed your pre-screening video but you should be preparing the audition piece immediately.
Detailed examples of the pre-screening process can be viewed below. Please review the audition requirements before submitting a pre-screening video.
Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns.
Applicants must upload their video on YouTube as an unlisted video.
The title should be the applicant's full name and 'DCA Band Audition'. The description should consist of the applicant's name, instrument, current grade, and current school.
Under Visibility please choose 'unlisted'.
Copy link and send to email@example.com. The email subject should be the applicants full name and DCA Band Audition.
ex. Wynton Marsalis - DCA Band Audition 2021
Use this video as a guide for your pre-screening video. The applicant and their respective instrument should be fully visible for the duration of the video.
Magnet Programs are open to qualified students on a countywide basis. All Broward County resident students entering grades K-12 are eligible to apply. Students must be five years old by September 1st to enter kindergarten. All students will demonstrate good conduct. At the secondary level, academic/talent entrance criteria have been established for admission to each Magnet Program as a means of promoting student success.
The School Board of Broward County is committed to providing settings for education that promote understanding of diversity, tolerance and fair play, so that the positive tenets of a democratic society are reinforced by what students experience in schools. In the Broward County Public Schools, diversity is broadly defined to include students of different genders, of different racial and ethnic backgrounds, of various socioeconomic circumstances, those who speak English as a second language, and those who have exceptional and special needs.
Applicants applying to elementary who have a sibling (brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, stepbrother or stepsister, living in the same household) attending the Magnet School, and who will continue to attend that school the next year, will be placed in the Magnet School on a space available basis prior to placement of other applicants. Siblings must apply to a Magnet School in order to be considered. Applications must be submitted by the February 12, 2014 deadline, for sibling priority placement.
Acceptance into a Magnet Program for middle and high school students is based on academic performance and/or audition. Exceptional education students with disabilities must meet magnet school entry requirements that will ensure the student’s success in the magnet program. English Language Learners (ELL) must have FCAT or nationally standardized test scores in reading and/or mathematics and the GPA as required criteria for specific magnet programs as described in Policy.
For all middle and high school programs, unless otherwise noted, there is a review process for students who do not meet the following established entrance criteria: Grade Point Average- 2.0
Level 3 or greater FCAT score (reading & math)
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