L.M.E.A. District IX
Sr. 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 9 - 12 whose directors are current members of LMEA are eligible to audition. A student auditioning for the District Honor Band must be a member of the school's instrumental music program.  

 

 AUDITION DATES, FEES, AND LOCATIONS:

 

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: Jessica Lizana, Lakeshore High School, 26301 Hwy. 1088, Mandeville, LA  70448. Include a hard copy of the school's registration form.

Registration Form:

Directors must email the registration form to Jessica Lizana at jessica.lizana@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:

Jessica Lizana (Lakeshore High)

           

 AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

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

 

Percussion: Students are now required to demonstrate a proficiency on all percussion instruments - mallet, snare, and timpani. Click on link under "Prepared Etudes" for more information. Scale sheets for "mallet percussion" are found under "Scales."

 

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 - Click here for a chart listing the octave, tempo, and articulation requirements for ALL instruments. With the exception of mallet percussion, students are responsible for preparing all major scales through four sharps and four flats as well as the chromatic scale the full range of their instrument. Specific scale requirements for mallets can be found by clicking "All Percussion" under Prepared Etudes below. 

 

Individual scales sheets in PDF format:
Flute
Clarinet
Low E-flat Clarinet
Low B-flat Clarinet
Oboe
Bassoon
Alto and Bari Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Trumpet
Horn in F
Trombone
Bass Trombone
Baritone Treble Clef
Euphonium
Tuba
Mallet Percussion

 

circle07_red.gifPrepared Etudes - All instruments are required to perform one etude. Click on an instrument for the appropriate book and pages for each year of the four-year cycle.

circle07_red.gifSight Reading - All students will be required to sight read a short piece. They are encouraged to practice sight reading in simple, compound, and mixed meters, in a variety of keys, and be comfortable with chromatics, accidentals, and a variety of rhythms (including syncopation, triplets, dotted rhythms, and rests).

 

Note: All chair ties are broken by the sight-reading 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) - Sr. High Honor Band Rehearsal

    Place:

    Southeastern La. University, Pottle Music Building
    Sr. Hi. - Auditorium

    Time:

    6:00-8:30 P.M

    Fee:

    $20.00 fee is due by Jan. 10, 2013. A single school check, payable to L.M.E.A. District IX, must be mailed by the deadline to: Jessica Lizana, Lakeshore High School, 26301 Hwy. 1088, Mandeville, LA 70448. 

    Chairperson:

    Jessica Lizana, Sr. Hi.

     

circle07_red.gifJan. 24, 2014 (Friday) - Sr. High Honor Band Rehearsals

    Place:

    Southeastern La. University, Pottle Music Building
    Sr. Hi. - Auditorium

    Time:

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

    Chairperson:

    Jessica Lizana, Sr. Hi.

 

circle07_red.gifJan. 25, 2014 (Saturday) - Jr. & Sr. High Honor Band Rehearsals & Concerts

    Place:

    Southeastern La. University, Pottle Music Building, Auditorium

    Rehearsal:

    9:00-11:30

    Concert Time:

    12:00  (Sr. High concert follows Jr. High concert)

    Admission:

    Free

    Chairperson:

    Jessica Lizana, Sr. Hi.

     

  

 

Last Updated:  November, 2013