L.M.E.A. District IX
Jr. Hi. District Honor Band

 

 

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Please note that, although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information printed here, it is the student's responsibility to check with his/her director for any changes in audition requirements or schedules
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 ELIGIBILITY:

Students in grades 6 - 8 whose directors are currently members of LMEA are eligible to audition. A student auditioning for the District Honor Band must be a member of their school's instrumental music program.  

 

 AUDITION DATES, FEES, AND LOCATIONS:

Jr. Hi. Honor Band auditions:

 

Date:

December 14, 2013

Location: 

Lakeshore High

Time:

Individual times will be assigned after registration deadline.

Fee: 

$10.00 per audition

Students auditioning on more than one instrument must pay the fee for each instrument.

Fees should be paid to the student's school.  A single school check, payable to L.M.E.A. District IX, must be mailed by the deadline to: Caitlyn Lancaster, Pineview Middle School, 1200 West 27th Ave., Covington, LA  70433. Include a hard copy of the school's registration form.

Registration Form:

Directors must email the registration form to Caitlyn Lancaster at caitlyn.lancaster@stpsb.org by the deadline to assure that your students are scheduled.

Registration Deadline: 

Registration form must be emailed and check must be postmarked by 11/14/13.

Be aware that schools will be assessed a $50.00 late fee if this deadline is not met. Students who are registered late will be assigned whatever times are still available.  

Chairperson:

Caitlyn Lancaster (Pineview Middle School)

 

 

 AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

District Honor Band auditions include scales or rudiments, a prepared etude, and sight reading as described below.

 

 

Note: If you have difficulty opening any scale sheets or mallet exercises, you may need to update to a more current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader by clicking on Adobe link. If the notes do not print properly, you may not have the correct music font installed and will need to download Finale Notepad by clicking on the Finale link. Both downloads are free.

Notepad

 

circle07_red.gifScales (30%) - Students are responsible for six major scales in the concert keys of G, C, F, B-flat, E-flat, and A-flat, as well as their chromatic scale.will be played in eighth notes, tongued ascending and slurred descending.  The following chart indicates the number of octaves for each scale. (Click on an instrument for individual scales sheets in PDF format.)

 

Note:  All scales are listed in CONCERT keys except the chromatic scale.
The chromatic scale actually gives the actual starting note.
 


Batter Percussion will be required to play
rudiments instead of scales. They must all be played as "open-closed-open." The required rudiments include the following:

Single stroke roll
Double stroke roll
Five stroke roll
Paradiddle
Flam
Flam tap.
 

 

circle07_red.gifPrepared Etudes (40%) - are found in the Rubank Intermediate Method Book. The page and etude number are listed below.

 

Instrument

Set I
2013-14

Set II
2014-15

Flute

Page 6, #2
Page 14, #5

Page 6, #3
Page 10, #1

Oboe

Page 5, #3
Page 17, #2

Page 9, Top part only
Page 11, #3

Bassoon

Page 3, #3
Page 5, #3

Page 5, #4
Page 14, #5

Clarinet

Page 9, #3
Page 28, #3 Top part only

Page 13, #2
Page 50, Top part to fermata

Low Clarinet
(Alto/Bass/Contra)

Page 26, #2 Bottom part only
Page 49, Bottom part only

Page 13, #2
Page 19, Bottom part only

Saxophone
(Alto/Tenor/Bari) 

Page 6, #3
Page 24, #6 

Page 9, Duet - Top part only
Page 41, Farewell - Top part only

Trumpet
Baritone T.C.

Page 12, #2
Page 27, #2

Page 15, #4
Page 21 Folk Dance #1

French Horn

Page 16, #4
Page 14, #5

Page 11, #2
Page 8, #2

Trombone
Baritone B.C.

Page 13, #2
Page 32, #2

Page 19, #4
Page 26, #1

Tuba
 

Page 17, #4
Page 10, #3 

Page 14, #4
Page 12, #4

Percussion (all of following):
    Melodic 
    Batter
    Timpani


Page 4, #4
Page 5, Exercise #3  
None Required


Page 7, #3
Page 7, Exercise #5
None Required

 

  

circle07_red.gifSight-Reading (30%) All students will be required to sight read a short piece. They are encouraged to practice sight reading in various time signatures and keys and be comfortable with accidentals and a variety of rhythms (including syncopation, triplets, dotted rhythms, and rests).

 

 SELECTION PROCESS:

The selection process is based on the cumulative scale, etude, and sight-reading score. All chair ties will be broken by the sightreading score.  

 

 AUDITION RESULTS:

Audition results will be posted as soon as available - usually the night of auditions. Click on "Audition Results" in the navagation bar on the left. 

  

 REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:

circle07_red.gifJan. 23, 2014 (Thursday) - Jr. High Honor Band Rehearsal

    Place:

    Southeastern La. University, Pottle Music Building
    Jr. Hi. - Band Room

    Time:

    6:00-8:30 P.M

    Fee:

    $20.00 fee is due by Jan. 10, 2014. A single school check, payable to L.M.E.A. District IX, must be mailed by the deadline to: Caitlyn Lancaster, Pineview Middle School, 1200 West 27th Ave., Covington, LA  70433. 

    Chairperson:

    Caitlyn Lancaster, Jr. Hi.

     

circle07_red.gifMarch 21, 2014 (Friday) - Jr. High Honor Band Rehearsals

    Place:

    Ponchatoula High School

    Time:

    9:00 - 12:00
    1:30 - 4:00

    Chairperson:

    Caitlyn Lancaster, Jr. Hi.

 

circle07_red.gifMarch 22, 2014 (Saturday) - Jr. High Honor Band Rehearsals & Concerts

    Place:

    Ponchatoula High School

    Rehearsal:

    9:00-12:00

    Concert Time:

    12:00  

    Admission:

    Free

    Chairperson:

    Caitlyn Lancaster, Jr. Hi.

     

   

  

Last Updated:  February, 2014