The All Region Auditions are coming up the last week of November. ALL Wind Ensemble and Honors Band students are expected to prepare the music for the audition. Freshman may prepare the Freshman cuts or all of the etudes - whatever they have worked out with their private lesson teachers.
If you are in Symphonic or Concert Band and want to audition, you must be working with a private lesson teacher and arrange a listening time with a director individually.
Directors will determine who has prepared to audition and therefore must approve a student to compete.
In order to assess the student's progress and offer them feedback in preparation, all of the band directors will be listening to each student once a week starting Oct. 29th. These are graded listenings and will affect their grade in band.
Each director will either post a sign up sheet on their doors for listenings or create some sort of electronic sign up sheet.
Here are the director assignments:
Gill - Bassoons, Bass Clarinets, Saxophones, Euphoniums, and Tubas
Janicula - Trumpets, Horns, Trombones
Trinh - Flutes, Oboes, Clarinets
Bowman - Percussion
*ALL Applied Music students will play for a director during their class time- starting next week, not the 29th - no need to sign up for a time outside of class. You may play for any director, not necessarily the one assigned for your instrument group. See Mrs. Gill for cuts.
Sign up sheets will go up or go "live" by Thursday of this week for next week.
Music Cuts - Please divide each etude up into 4 equal parts. You will play a cut from each etude at each listening.
Winds will rehearse from 8:40am-9:40am inside - music rehearsal. Watch the Remind for location in the morning.
Percussion and Dance Guard - please contact your instructors for your specific info.
From UIL Music Region 31: The UIL contest has been rescheduled to Monday, Oct. 22nd.
The plan currently is to use the same schedule we had before. I am also assuming the same venue. Will let you all know if anything changes. Please note that we will use the Schedule B that I mentioned in the Smore this week:
Monday, 10/15 - 7am-9:15am, 4:30-5:30pm (will try to start at 4:15 and get out at 5:15)
Tuesday, 10/16 - 7am - 9:15am
Wednesday, 10/17 - 7am - 9:15am
Thursday, 10/18 - 8:40am-9:20am, Parade in the evening - schedule to come
Friday, 10/19 - 7am-8:20am - Homecoming rehearsal with Hoco Court in MAC/run show
8:30am - Pep Rally. We play our contest show AFTER the game is over. Halftime is reserved for Homecoming Court recognition.
Thanks again for your continued flexibility.
The Birdville Contest scheduled for 10/13/18 has been cancelled due to impending rain throughout the day. The contest officials emailed this morning during our practice. This is unfortunate but we still have UIL contest scheduled for the 16th and a final US Bands contest in Saginaw on the 27th. Let's hope for good weather for those events!