Trumpeteer auditions set

ELKINS – Auditions for the Royal Trumpeteers of the 78th Mountain State Forest Festival will be conducted at the First United Methodist Church in Elkins starting at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Any Randolph County student in grades 9 through 12 for the fall term is eligible to audition.

Each student auditioning will be required to play a prepared fanfare and sight-read a fanfare. Music and audition rules can be obtained from band directors at the Forest Festival office at 101 Lough St.

Upon completion of the auditions, up to four trumpeteers will be chosen and notified. The Mountain State Forest Festival royal trumpeteers are included in various festival activities including the tours of Randolph County schools, coronation of Queen Silvia and the Queen’s Ball.