Registration for 2024-25 Season

All children - grades 4-12 with 2+ years of experience - in the West Houston area are welcome to audition.
Musicians are strongly encouraged to take private lessons and participate in their public school orchestra if available in their school district.


In-person auditions will be held August 24th and 31st at Katy Violin Shop.

Philharmonic & Chamber Audition Requirements

1. UIL Grade I or Grade II Solo of choice (60 seconds of solo only)
- Please make a solo and sheet music selection from one of the UIL Texas lists below:
String Bass Solo Selections
Violin Selections
Viola Selections
Cello Selections

2. Two, 3 octave major scales of student's choice. Quarter Note = 100

3. Be prepared for a melodic and rhythmic sight-reading component.


Use the button below to register for your audition. Please be prepared to pay the $40 audition fee.

Register to Audition

After Auditions

You will be notified of audition via email all auditions have concluded.
This may take time. Please be patient.

If you believe you missed the email and need to confirm your contact info, email

Those selected to participate should:

1. Please arrive 20 minutes early to first rehearsal to set up and get warmed up.

2. Plan for a parent to attend the Parent Meeting and Q&A Forum the last 30 minutes of the second rehearsal.

3. Final tuition payments need to be made no later than the evening of the second rehearsal. More info on our Tuition Page.

4. Print the KatyYS Calendar for reference, and subscribe to it on your Google Calendar (updated regularly). We recommend you check our online calendar often for updates.

5. Install the REMIND app for important news and announcements.

6. Read and keep Membership Info, Rules & Policies in the KatyYS Participant Handbook.

7. Look for ways to volunteer.

8. Fill out and turn in the following forms at the first rehearsal parent meeting:
a. Medical Release Form
b. Participant Handbook Agreement (Last Page)