Band/Jazz Band/Orchestra

The award – winning band program encompasses multiple facets of music: concert band, color guard, marching band, and orchestra.

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Audition

There is a yearly fair share fee of $500 assessed to each student. Contact the teacher directly for scholarship information.

Click on the link below and print out the etude for your instrument. This etude is to be played in its entirety. Percussion students will be required to play both the Snare Drum and the Mallet Etudes.

https://sahsband.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/sjcca-band-audition-etudes-2018-ms.pdf

  • Audition Requirements for Band:

    • Students will perform a short (2-5 minute) prepared piece of their choosing. Examples- This may be all or a part of a solo they are preparing for Solo/ Ensemble. It can be a selections that they are working on for Middle School Honor Band Auditions, or something they are working on in their band class. Whatever the student chooses to play, they must bring the sheet music with them for me to see as they play.
    • Students will be asked to play 2 Major Scales. These will be up to 3 flats/ sharps in the key signature. The scales are to be played from memory in the FBA All-State Pattern in 1 octave with arpeggios.
    • Students will be given a short sight reading exercise. They will be given 1 minute to study the selection and will then perform the selection.
    • Percussion students should have a Snare Drum piece for their prepared selection. They will perform the major scales on the xylophone. Students will be given a snare drum piece to sight read. Students will need to bring their own personal sticks and mallets. The instruments will be provided.

Audition Requirements for Jazz Band: (Students must audition for Band to be considered for Jazz Band- except for Guitar/ Piano/ Bass students.

  • Students are asked to play a short prepared piece (same as above) that demonstrates their Jazz Playing Technique and Style. It would be suggested that they play from a Jazz Piece from their Jazz Band class/ ensemble. It can be a solo. Again, sheet music must be brought with them.
  • Students will be given a short exercise to sight read for jazz band. Same procedures as the band audition.
  • Percussionists- must be able to play from a Percussion/ Drum Set part and will sight read from a Drum Set part.
  • Bass and Guitar students must bring their own instruments/ cables. Amps will be provided.

Orchestra Students:

There is a yearly Fair Share Fee of $200.00 assessed to each student. Contact the teacher directly for scholarship information.

Audition Requirements for Orchestra:

  • Students will perform a short (2-5 minute) prepared piece of their choosing. Examples- This may be all or a part of a solo they played for Solo/ Ensemble. It can be a selections that they are working on in their class. Whatever the student chooses to play, they must bring the sheet music with them for me to see as they play.
  • Students will be asked to play 2 Major Scales. These will be up to 3 sharps in the key signature. The scales are to be played from memory in 1 octave with arpeggios.
  • Students will be given a short sight reading exercise. They will be given 1 minute to study the selection and will then perform the selection.
  • Students that play Violin/ Viola must bring their own instruments. Students that play Cello or Bass can bring their own or use our school provided instruments.
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