BAND AUDITION RESULTS 2020-2021
CONGRATULATIONS to all members! Please be sensitive to others in the manner in which you react to your placement. Please also keep in mind that there may still be opportunity for movement between ensembles during the fall Chair Placements or sooner. If you see a TBD* the Wind Ensemble roster, that indicates a vacancy that we would like to see filled ASAP. If you are interested see Mr. Rex!
It is important to note that the directors reserve the right to edit audition results if a student is not holding up the the standard of behavior, work ethic, and musicality expected of Symphonic Band, Concert Winds, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble members.
Private lessons and successful instrument switches may also help movement into upper level bands. We are looking for additional clarinets, bass clarinets, oboes, bassoons, horns, trombones, and tubas to fill out our ensembles! Alto saxophone and trumpet spots in the upper level bands are very competitive since we have so many students that play these instruments. For Concert Band Red & Gold students, a switch from alto saxophone to clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, or bassoon for concert season is very common and would likely bump you up a band. Likewise, a switch from trumpet to horn or tuba is very common and would likely bump you up a band. See a director if interested!
You may speak with the directors if you have questions about the results or are interested in ways you can improve.
We are very fortunate to have so many great students in our music program and look forward to having outstanding ensembles next year!
(Information on Honors Wind Ensemble will be released at a later date.)
ALL STUDENTS currently enrolled in grades 8-11 that are planning to enroll in high school for the 2020-2021 school year MUST submit an audition. Prepare the excerpts required for your desired concert band placement for 2020-2021.
Students currently enrolled in grades 8-11 that may not be continuing on for the 2020-2021 school year must still submit the Concert Band audition excerpts.
Current Seniors are required to submit Excerpt #3 ONLY.
JAZZ ENSEMBLE: Only interested students not currently enrolled need to submit an audition. Jazz Ensemble has openings in all sections.
All submissions must be received by January 16, 2020 by 11:59pm.
AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS – Read this first!
- ALL AUDITIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA YOUTUBE!
Prepare the excerpts below based on your desired concert band placement:
- PERCUSSION: Excerpt 4 should be rudiments listed on the Audition Instructions, NOT a chromatic scale.
- CLARINETS: In the optional Wind Ensemble excerpt on page 2, measures 28-35 should all be triplet subdivisions even though the “3” is not always indicated.
AUDITIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED HERE:
After Submitting, Check HERE. Please check when the list was updated before e-mailing a director for confirmation.
For your information: SCORING RUBRIC