Sunday, December 31, 2017

audition information

All-District Auditions Saturday 6th (upperclassmen)
Anyone prepared to audition for all-district band must bring the $10 registration fee Tuesday morning and then complete an audition during class. Please be honest with yourself, if you have not practiced at minimum every other day over break and have already mastered your solo and scales you are not prepared to audition. These auditions are not required and I do not want students to audition if they are unprepared.

All County Auditions (everyone)
Auditions for all county band will be February 6th during school. We will be working hard every day on scales in class to prepare all students for this audition.

Band Exam 
The majority of your band exam will be your small ensemble songs. We will follow the same process and procedures as the quiz a few weeks ago. students will receive more detailed instruction in class. the remainder of the exam points will come from simple house keeping things like turning in your band uniform and refiling old music.

Next semester new class schedule
Because of our growing numbers and increased ability levels we will be beginning a new band class starting next semester.

1st pd Concert Band will be for beginner and intermediate level students. This class will help students with fundamental skills that they may have missed in middle school band while learning new music for the spring concert.

4th pd  Symphonic Band will be for proficient and advanced level students. This class will be to challenge students with more advanced music and skills needed to preform for MPA and the spring concert.

Students have already been notified of class placement based on ability level. Students wishing to move up may audition at exam time for placement in symphonic band. Advanced students have the option to take both classes to help tutor concert band students or learn a new instrument. Because of the instrumentation needed for MPA, proficient and advance students have the option to do just 4th pd or 4th and 1st, they can not take 1st pd only.

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