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District V Band Directors Association Handbook

District V Band Directors Association Handbook

2017-2018 School Year

 

Neil Quinn, President (337) 734-2361 x0218                         Kyle Cook, Secretary (337) 217-4920 x6920

Aaron Theall, 1st Vice President (337) 463-3266                  Terry Gould, Treasurer (337) 217-4480

Eva Brown, 2nd Vice President (337) 217-6363                               Jean English, Exec. Secretary 625-7845

 

Table of Contents

Introduction                                                               

By-Laws                                                        

Band Director Checklist                                            

Monthly Agendas                                          

Dates .                                                                        

Deadlines                                                                   

Bob Sweeney Scholarship                                         

Dr. Norman E. Smith Band Director of the Year                   

Festivals                                                                     

District V Honor Band                                                          

     Assignments                                                         

     Responsibilities                                                    

     Director Information                                                         

     District/State Instrumentation                              

     Student Information                                                          

     Director’s Honor Band Checklist                                     

     Middle School Audition Material                         

     High School Audition Material                             

All-District Jazz Band                                                           

High School Jazz Audition Material                         

Middle School Jazz Band & Audition Material        

Honor Band Audition Monitor Information             

Monitor Script                                                                       

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LMEA Festival entry forms (All LMEA Festival Entry Forms are also in the Louisiana Musician-September Issue)

This handbook is the official source for the District V rules, regulations and policies

THIS IS NOT THE OFFICIAL SOURCE FOR LMEA RULES, REGULATIONS AND

POLICIES. While it is true that some of the material contained herein does come from

LMEA sources, remember that you must always refer to official sources for a final ruling

on a regulation or requirement.

Sincerely yours,

 

                                                                                                Neil Quinn, President

 

 


Your Association

 

The District V Band Directors Association is a local six-parish organization formed in direct cooperation with the Louisiana Music Educators Association. Our basic rules, regulations, guidelines, policies, and doctrine have been carefully developed to coincide with our parent organization. However, we are an independent group in the sense that local dues remain on a local level, local elected officers do not have a direct responsibility to LMEA, and we are free to engage in activities not provided for within the range of the state organization. Most of our activities do have a direct connection with LMEA activities, as the vast majority of the members of our organization are also members of LMEA.

Our direct link with LMEA is made through the LMEA District V Director, who is elected to represent all LMEA members in our six-parish area. This office is filled every two years, with the office holder being placed on the LMEA Board of Directors. The District Director is responsible for the operation of all LMEA activities on the local level, including festivals and All-State tryouts. It is also his responsibility' to keep the local members aware of the changes and developments in the state organization, and to represent local sentiments to the state organization.

An additional link with the state is the LMEA Band Division Chairman. This individual is elected on a statewide basis and oversees all state level activities for bands.

As a local organization, we take an active role in selecting judges for local LMEA festivals, encourage students to participate in the LMEA All-State tryouts, operate four All-District Honor Bands and an All-District Jazz Band, select a District Band Director of the Year, discuss local, state, and national level issues and elections, develop unified methods of promoting our music programs, and aid one another in professional growth.

Our association meets on a monthly basis from August though April. The first Tuesday in each month is our regularly scheduled meeting date. Notices will be mailed out a few days prior to the meeting. Regular meetings are held at 7:00 PM in the Sam Houston High School band room.

It is important that you make the meetings. If you do not take part, you weaken the association. Voting on judges... keeping up to date on rules, regulations, and deadlines... developing knowledge of the local and state policies... and gaining a working relationship with local directors, all of this is important to you and your program.

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BY-LAWS

 

Article I- Membership

 

Section 1: All meetings of the membership shall be held at a central location designated by the president with prior notification to all members.

 

Section 2: Membership Defined

            Membership in the District V Band Directors Association shall be open to all Instrumental Music Teachers, both public and private schools from the following parishes: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis, and Vernon.

a.         Non-voting membership shall consist of all retired Instrumental Music Teachers, Collegiate Instrumental Music Teachers, Student Instrumental Music Teachers, Retail Music Instrument Dealers, and others from the music field.

b.         Voting membership shall consist of all Actively-teaching Instrumental Music Teachers from the above parishes who have paid their annual dues by the October meeting.

c.         An annual membership fee shall be required at the beginning of each school year. The amount of dues shall be determined by a majority vote.

 

Section 3: Quorum

            A quorum shall be constituted by at least thirty percent (30%) of the voting membership. A quorum shall be necessary to consider any question that may come before any meeting of the directors. The President is responsible for the establishment of a quorum.

 

Section 4: Officers

            The officers for the district shall be elected annually by the membership at the April meeting for the upcoming school year. The current 1st Vice President shall receive nominations at the March meeting for the following positions: President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Executive Secretary.

 

Section 5: Term of Office

            The term of office for Officers shall be for one (1) year.

 

Section 6: Resignations

            The resignation of an officer shall take effect upon receipt thereof by the President or on any later date, not more than thirty days after such receipt, specified therein. In the case of a resignation of a President, the 1st Vice President shall complete the term of office. The President shall appoint replacements for other resigning officers.

 

Article II: Meetings

 

Section 1: Regular

            Regular monthly meetings shall occur during the school year with the exception of September, November, and May.

 

Section 2: First Meeting

            The first meeting of each new school year shall occur on the 3rd Tuesday of August at a location designated by the President. Notification of the location and time of the first meeting shall be mailed to each school address of the previous year’s membership.

 

Section 3: Special Meeting: How Called

            The President may call special meetings of the membership for any purpose or purposes. The President shall notify members by mail, telephone, or e-mail.

 

Section 4: Government of Meeting

            Meetings shall be run consistent with “Roberts Rules of Order” unless specified by a 2/3rd majority of membership at a regular meeting of the District Directors.

 

Section 5: Financial

            The District V Band Directors Association is a non-profit organization. All fees, dues, clinician expenses, scholarships, and other expenditures shall be agreed upon by the membership. Should any year end with a significant surplus, the association has the option of purchasing a savings bond or similar investment instrument.

 

            Income is received from the following sources:

a.         Membership dues

b.         Honor band tryout fees

c.         Honor band participation fees

 

            Expenditures:

a.         Honor band facility rental (if necessary)

b.         Honor band patches, medals, and certificates

c.         Honor band chairman expenses

d.         Honor band clinician expenses.

e.         Honor band programs (if necessary)

f.          Middle school honor band members’ lunch (Friday rehearsal)

g.         Office supplies, postage, and copy costs

h.         Plaques for President and Director of the Year

i.          Bob Sweeney Scholarship

j.          2nd Round All-State audition fees

k.         Dinner following the District Honor Band concert for officers and chairmen

l.          Hospitality expenses incurred during Honor Band auditions and performance weekends.

m.        Any additional expenses approved by the district membership

 

Section 6: Deadlines

            General deadlines are 30 days prior to District events.

 

Article III: Officers

 

Section 1: The duties for each officer position shall include, but not be limited to:

 

a. President:

1.         Preside over all District V meetings

2.         Overall head of Honor Bands

3.         Establish membership and operation of all committees.

4.         Maintain direct contact with the LMEA district director.

5.         Insure proper conduct of all district operations.

6.         Establish the calendar of activities.

7.         Contact and secure all Honor Band guest conductors.

8.         Appoint Parish/Area contact directors.

9.         Secure patches for Honor Bands. Patches should have “All-District” and the year on them.

10.       Arrange for stage managers for Honor Band concerts.

 

b. Vice Presidents:

1.         Directly in charge of Honor Band operations.

a.         1st Vice President- High School

b.         2nd Vice President- Middle School

2.         Assist the President through delegated duties.

3.         Assist in preparation of Honor Band bulletin.

4.         Collect tryout entries and assign tryout times.

5.         Make all necessary duty assignments.

6.         Oversee auditions, rehearsals, and performances: insure that the same scales and music is being used for audition, music selections will conform to the 6 minutes time limit.

7.         Prepare judges packets: copies of tryout music, sight-reading, hourly judges score-sheets.

8.         Serve as the contact point for all student problems.

9.         Contact Mr. Kelley concerning lunch for judges on audition day.

 

c. Treasurer:

1.         Prepare monthly financial reports to membership.

2.         Collect all District V incoming monies.

3.         Pay all District V bills.

4.         Personally handle reimbursement to directors for district expenses.

5.         Keep accurate accounting of all financial transactions.

6.         Determine which financial institutions and investment instruments best serve the needs of the District.

 

d. Secretary:

1.         Keep minutes of all meetings.

2.         Prepare monthly reports of minutes.

3.         Mail out all information concerning District meetings and business.

 

e. Executive Secretary:

1.         Maintain a Functional District Handbook with the assistance of the President and Vice Presidents.

2.         Keep accurate records of District activities for future research.

3.         Produce programs for honor band concerts. (Program Chairman)

4.         Publicize honor band concerts. (Publicity Chairman)

5.         Send past honor band programs to next year’s clinicians.

 

Article IV: District Services

            The District V Band Directors Association shall provide for the following services as possible within its means.

 

Section 1: District Honor Band

            District V sponsors the creating of four concert honor bands every year. Two of these groups are composed of senior high students; two are drawn from middle and junior high students. All students with teachers that have voting membership status for District V are eligible to audition for a position in one of these groups.

 

 

Section 2: District Jazz Band

            District V sponsors the creation of up to four Jazz honor bands every year. Two of these groups are composed of senior high students; two are drawn from middle and junior high students. All students with teachers that are voting membership status for District V are eligible to audition for a position in one of these groups.

 

Section 3: Dr. Norman E. Smith District V Band Director of the Year

            Our association selects one member each year for special recognition of their work. This award is given in memory of Dr. Norman E. Smith by resolution adopted by unanimous consent on December 1, 1998. Dr. Smith was Professor Emeritus of Music at McNeese.

 

Section 4: Bob Sweeney Scholarship

            Our association selects one graduating senior to receive the Bob Sweeney Instructional Band Scholarship. The student is selected through competitive auditions held at the April district meeting.

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Band Director’s Checklist

 

___ Attend August district meeting.

___ Pay District membership dues ($10.00). Dues must be paid no later than the October meeting in order for students from your school to participate in any District V activities.

___ Pay LMEA/MENC dues if not already paid.

___ High school directors must have entry forms and fees for high school auditions turned in 30 days prior to September audition date. These are given to the district high school vice-president. The audition fee is $12.00 per student/per instrument. A school check for the total amount must be made out to District V Band Directors’ Association. A copy of your MENC card must accompany the entry form.

___ Check judging assignments for high school auditions

___ Attend October district meeting

___ Attend December district meeting

___ Middle/Junior High Directors must have entry forms and fees for middle/junior high auditions mailed 30 days prior to audition date or turned in at the December meeting to the middle/junior high vice-president. The audition fee is $12.00 per student/per instrument. A school check for the total amount should be made out to District V Band Directors’ Association.

___ Check judging assignments for middle/junior high auditions

___ Attend January district meeting (held during lunch of middle/junior high auditions)

___ High School honor band pledges and a signed Principal’s sheet are due at the January meeting. These are mailed or given to the honor band chairmen. A separate school check, made out to the district, must be turned in for each band you have students participating in.

___ Middle/Junior High honor band pledges, fees and a signed Principal’s sheet are due at the pre-rehearsal/ first Friday honor band rehearsal. These are given to the honor band chairmen. A separate school check, made  out to the district, must be turned in for each band you have students participating in.

___ Entry forms and fees for District Solo and Small Ensemble Festival are due 30 days prior to the event. The form and fees are mailed to the District LMEA representative. A school check for the fees should be made out to LMEA.  A copy of your MENC card must accompany your entry form.

___ Attend February district meeting

___ Entry form and fees are due 30 days prior to District Large Ensemble Festival. The form and fees should be sent to the District LMEA representative. A school check for the fees should be made out to LMEA. A copy of your MENC card must accompany your entry form.

___ Attend March district meeting

___ Turn in names of any student wishing to audition for the Bob Sweeney Scholarship to the district president at least two weeks prior to the April meeting

___ Turn in forms and fees for State Large Ensemble Festival to the District LMEA representative at least 30 days prior to the State Festival. A school check for the entry fees should be made out to LMEA. A copy of your MENC card must accompany your entry form.

___ Attend April district meeting

 

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Monthly Agendas


 

August

Meeting called to order

Introduction of New Directors

Hand out information forms

Minutes from April meeting

Financial Report

LBA: LBA Representative

            Convention report

LMEA: LMEA District Representative

            Select judges for concert festival

            All-State tryouts

            Confirmation of judges for District Festival

Honor Band: 1st Vice President

            Hand out information and tryout material

            Discuss dates and deadlines

            Confirm directors’ judging assignments

Appointment of Parish/Area contacts

All District Jazz: President

            Form jazz division committee for the year

            Confirmation of guest clinicians

            Confirmation of audition and rehearsal sites

Dues: Treasurer

            MENC/LMEA dues District V dues

Reminder: dues must be paid by the Oct. meeting

Important Dates: President

            Marching Festival

            LMEA Festivals

New Business: Membership

Old Business: Membership

Adjournment

 

September

Meeting called to order

Minutes from August meeting

Financial Report

LMEA Report

Honor Band Report

New Business

Old Business

Adjournment

 

November- NO meeting

 

December

Meeting called to order

Minutes from October meeting

Financial Report

LMEA Report

Honor Band Report:

            Changes and adjustments

            Update on assignments

            Deadlines

            Mail outs

            Guidelines

            Discussion

 

 

Christmas concert Dates

Parades

New Business

Old Business

Adjournment

 

January

Meeting called to order

Minutes from December Meeting

Financial Report

LMEA Report    

            Deadlines for Solo & Ensemble

            Deadline for Large Ensemble

            Dates

            Judges

            Review basic regulations

Honor Band Report:

            Repertoires

            Problems

            Reminder: Jazz audition forms due

            Reminder of duty assignments

Band Director of the Year Election

New Business

Old Business

Adjournment

 

February

Meeting called to order

Minutes from January meeting

Financial Report

LMEA Report

Festival changes and adjustments

            Draw for performance slots

Nominations for next year’s Honor Band clinicians

New Business    

Old Business

Adjournment

 

March

Meeting called to order

Minutes from February meeting

Financial Report

LMEA Report

Nominations for next year’s officer presented

New Business

Old Business

Adjournment

 

April

Meeting called to order

Minutes from March meeting

Financial Report

LMEA Report

Bob Sweeney Scholarship Auditions

New Business

Old Business

Election of new officers

Adjournment


 

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LMEA District 5 BODA 2017-2018 Calendar of Events

 

AUGUST

22        First meeting of year – McNeese Band Hall

            Dinner(provided) 6pm, meeting 7pm

30        Entry deadline, HS All-District Band Audition

            Aaron Theall, DeRidderHS; $12 per entry

 

SEPTEMBER

7          Probable entry deadline, Pickering “Early Bird” Marching Band Festival; Roland Smith, Pickering JR/SR HS

21        Probable entry deadline, DeRidder Marching Band Festival; Aaron theall, DeRidder HS

28        Probable entry deadline, Showdown at Sundown Marching Band Festival; Dr. Jay Jacobs, MSU

28        Deadline for All-State Jazz Band audition recordings submission

30        HS All-District Band Audition, Barbe HS

Detailed schedule and judging assignments from Aaron Theall

30        District 5 BODA Meeting, lunchtime during Audition, Barbe HS

 

OCTOBER

3          District 5 BODA Meeting, 7pm

            SHHS Band Hall

4          Probable entry deadline, Sulphur Marching Band Festival;  Tim McMillen, Sulphur HS

7          Pickering “Early Bird” Marching Band Festival, Pickering JR/SR HS

14        All-State Second Round Audition, Pineville HS

21        DeRidder Marching Band Festival, DeRidder HS

28        Showdown at Sundown Marching Band Festival; Dr. Jay Jacobs, MSU

 

NOVEMBER

4          Sulphur Marching Band Festival; Tim McMillen, Sulphur

16-20   LMEA Clinic/Convention, Baton Rouge

 

DECEMBER

5          District 5 BODA Meeting, 7pm

            SHHS Band Hall

13        Entry deadline, MS All-District Band Audition

            Eva Brown, SJWelsh MS; $12/entry

13        Entry Deadline, MS All-District Jazz

            Phillip Oliver, WWLewis

 

JANUARY, 2018

TBA    Entry deadline for LMEA Solo-Ensemble Playing Assessment; arrange dates with Bruce Lambert

 

 

JANUARY, 2018 (continued)

13        MS All-District Audition, SJWelsh MS

            Detailed schedule and judging assignments from Eva Brown

13        HS Pledge Sheets and Fees due, Aaron Theall

13        MS All-District Jazz Audition; Phillip Oliver, WWL

13        District 5 BODA Meeting, lunchtime at MS Audition, SJWelsh

18-21   All-District Jazz Clinics/Concerts, Location TBA

25-27   All-District Honor Band Clinics/Concerts

 

FEBRUARY

6          District 5 BODA Meeting, 7pm

            SHHS Band Hall

7          Entry deadline, Large Ensemble Assessment

            Bruce Lambert

12-14   Mardi Gras

 

MARCH

6          District 5 BODA Meeting, 7pm

            SHHS Band Hall

            Nominations for Officer Elections

7-9       Large Ensemble Assessment, LCCC

            Bruce Lambert

19        Entry deadline, Regional Band Assessment

            Bruce Lambert

20        Entry deadline, Bob Sweeney Scholarship

 

APRIL

3          District 5 BODA Meeting, 7pm

            SHHS Band Hall

            Bob Sweeney Scholarship Audition

19-20   Regional Band Assessment, location TBA

            Bruce Lambert

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Deadlines

 

1          District V membership dues ($10) must be paid by the October meeting. This must be paid before your students are allowed to participate in any District V activities.

 

2.                     LMEA/MENC membership dues must be paid and renewed on an annual basis in order to have your school eligible for LMEA festivals. You must send a photocopy of your membership card with all festival entry forms. If you are not a member or have let your membership expire, please see the LMEA District Director.

 

3.                     High School Honor Band / 1st Round High School All -State Audition entry forms must be postmarked no later than August 30th, 2017. Middle School Honor Audition entry forms must be delivered to the Chairmen at the first rehearsal December 13th, 2017. Jazz Audition forms will also be due December 13th, 2015. The forms and addresses to which they should be mailed are provided in this handbook. (High School Directors: (You will need to supply a copy of your LMEA/MENC membership card.)

                        Checks should be made out to District V Band Directors’ Association.

 

4.         ALL LMEA festival entry forms must be hand delivered or postmarked to the LMEA District Director, or designated chairman, no later than one month prior to the opening date of the festival. Exact dates are provided in The Louisiana Musician, September issue, and this handbook. The LMEA District Director at district meetings will announce additional information or changes.

Checks should be made out to LMEA.

 

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Bob Sweeney Scholarship

 

Our association selects one graduating senior each year to receive the Bob Sweeney Instructional Band Scholarship. The student is selected through competitive auditions held at the April district meeting. All directors in attendance audition the candidates.   The student will receive $300 per semester for each of the two semesters of their freshman year. This is payable at THE END of each of the two semesters of the freshman year, provided the recipient has met the requirements and provided the treasurer with proof that the requirements were met.  Student must complete at least 12 hours of credit with a GPA of at least 2.5 to be eligible to receive the scholarship.  Auditions will be held at the April meeting.

 

Qualifications

Graduation from a high school which has a District V member as band director.

Must be planning to attend McNeese State University in the fall semester.

Must be a Music Instrumental Education Major.

Band Director must notify the president at least 2 weeks prior to the audition date.

Audition Requirements

All major scales and the chromatic scale

One selection from the current set of All State tryout material

One solo of the student's choice.

 

 

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Dr. Norman E. Smith District V Band Director of the Year Award

 

                        This Award is given in memory of Dr. Norman E. Smith by a resolution adopted by unanimous consent on December 1, 1998.  Dr. Smith was Professor Emeritus of Music at McNeese.  He was not only a teacher, but also a friend to all educators and musicians.  A great deal of Dr. Smith’s teaching career was spent as a band director at various levels.  It is indeed a great honor to be selected as the recipient of this award.

 

Our association selects one member each year for special recognition of his work. The following guidelines have been established for selecting this individual.

 

          The award is given each January in recognition of the work of the previous calendar year.

          Nominations are made by MAIL or EMAIL ONLY and must be postmarked by December 1st, 2015. (See form below).

The final vote is taken by secret ballot at the January meeting, with the winner receiving the majority of the votes of the members present.

          The Band Director of the Year is to be recognized through all forms of media possible and presented with the award at his/her spring concert and the District V Honor Band Concert.

 

Qualifications for Consideration

          Contribution to the Association through performance of duties as assigned through elections, mandatory appointment, and voluntary appointments

          Level of excellence obtained in competition with his/her musical organizations

          Level of excellence obtained in instruction proficiency as a professional educator

          Accumulation of achievements in the professional and competitive realms during his/her entire period of servitude in the district

          Must have been a member of the District V Band Directors Association during the period of selection

          There is an automatic five-year elimination from nomination of any director who is selected Band Director of the Year.

 

Past Recipients

 

 2010-2011      Kevin Coker   

                                                                        2011-2012       Tim McMillen

                                                                        2012-2013       David Landry

                                                                        2013-2014       Huber “Mickey” Smith

                                                                        2014-2015       Michael Bodine

                                                                        2015-2016       Reggie Rogers

                                                                        2016-2017       Eva Brown

           

 

 

Nominee______________________ School____________________

Short Biography_________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________

The nomination must be postmarked by December 1st, 2018.

Mail to: Neil Quinn

            LaGrange High School

            3420 Louisiana Avenue

            Sulphur, LA 70605

neil.quinn@cpsb.org

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Festivals

 

District V Band Directors Association encourages the concept of festivals as opposed to contests.

  • Festivals provide us with the opportunity to have our work objectively evaluated while providing our students with important feedback and reinforcement.
  • Festivals give everyone a chance to achieve the very highest score without direct comparisons. In festivals we compete against a standard…not against one another.
  • Festivals provide us with a tremendous outlet for public relations, which are important to the continuing development of music programs in our area.

 

There are several festivals that operate within District V.

 

Pickering Early Bird Marching Festival: A traditional field competition established and sponsored by the Pickering High School Band Boosters. This festival is not directly connected to either District V or LMEA, but the festival has generally followed the letter and spirit of LMEA policies. Additional information can be secured from the Director of Bands at Pickering High School.

 

DeRidder Invitational Marching Festival: A traditional field competition established and sponsored by DeRidder High School. This festival is not directly connected to either District V or LMEA, but the festival has generally followed the letter and spirit of LMEA policies. Additional information can be secured from the Director of Bands at DeRidder High School.

 

Sulphur Golden Tornado Marching Festival/Contest: A traditional field competition established and sponsored by Sulphur High School Band Boosters. This contest has a dual format in that it gives both ratings and place standings. This festival is not directly connected to either District V or LMEA. Additional information can be secured from the Director of Bands at Sulphur High School.

 

LMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival: The officially sanctioned Solo and Ensemble Festival. This festival is operated under the rules and regulations found in the LMEA Handbook. The LMEA District Director is directly in charge of this festival. This festival has traditionally been held approximately one month prior to the large ensemble festival.

 

LMEA Large Ensemble Festival: The officially sanctioned concert and sight-reading festival. This festival is operated under the rules and regulations found in the LMEA Handbook. The LMEA District Director is directly in charge of this festival.

 

Banners Jazz Festival: This festival is operated and sponsored by District V in cooperation with the Banners Cultural Series. The event is held on the 1st Saturday in May at McNeese State University. The festival is open to all jazz bands and combos. The festival is designed to promote and encourage jazz education and participation.

 

 

 

 

 

The LMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival and the LMEA Large Ensemble Festival comply with all state regulations concerning participation, including deadlines for entry.

 

As a district association, we take an active part in the selection of judges and locations as dictated by state policies. However, the information in this handbook must not be viewed as the official source of music or regulations. It is merely provided as a reference. Always refer to the LMEA Handbook for official regulations. Always refer to the LMEA Band Prescribed Music List for accurate and official listings of required music.

 

District V Large Ensemble Festival judges may not be used in ANY capacity more than two consecutive years.

 

Work crews necessary to run the district festival (stage crew, sight reading crew, runners) are taken from area high school band students. District V Band Directors Association will pay a stipend of $100 per day to the school/band program providing these workers.

 

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District V Honor Bands

 

The District V Honor Bands are a collection of the most accomplished students in our district as determined by competitive auditions. The honor bands meet for two days of intensive rehearsals under the direction of a guest clinician, followed by a concert open to the public free of charge. It is a very special opportunity for our better students to perform challenging music with expert instruction. It also provides directors with opportunities for professional growth in observing outstanding conductors prepare quality musical selections.

            District V sponsors the creation of four honor bands every year. Two of these groups are composed of senior high school students; two are drawn from middle and junior high schools. All students with teachers that are paid members of District V are eligible to tryout for a position in one of these groups (with the possible exceptions of students who have violated honor band regulations in the past).

            Guest clinicians of the honor bands are chosen by the membership. As a rule, directors are selected one year prior to the date for which their services are desired. Nationally prominent conductors/composers will be selected for the top bands (Contraband) and their fee will be negotiated. Regional conductors/composers will be selected for the second bands (Buccaneer).  For the regional directors a fee of $250 per day per conductor is the generally accepted limit on what the district will pay each clinician. These limits may be exceeded with the agreement of the membership. The District also provides additional expenses including hotel accommodations, meals ($40, to be given to each conductor upon arrival), and mileage (L.M.E.A. rate). The district has not generally paid for any expenses of any individual (such as a spouse) who might accompany the guest director. However, the district has officially approved the paying of meal expenses for honor band chairmen when it becomes necessary to dine with the guest conductor. Following the performance, the officers, chairmen, and guest directors will be provided with expenses for a late supper. Spouses are not included at the district expense.

            The first honor band for both senior and middle levels is called the Contraband. The second honor band for both levels is called the Buccaneer Band. Students audition on prescribed music. The instrumentation for these bands may vary slightly from year to year depending on the quantity and quality of personnel trying out, but every effort must be made to keep the relative size of bands and sections the same. The Vice-presidents must make decisions on the audition date in determining the exact instrumentation of the band based on scores and input from the judges.

            Auditions have traditionally been held at Barbe High School and S. J. Welsh Middle School, but the site for tryouts may be adjusted on a yearly basis. The dates of tryouts have varied, but in most recent years have been set on the last Saturday of September (high school) and the first or second Saturday following the return to school in January, depending on the return date from the holiday break (middle school). The clinic and concerts are traditionally held the last complete weekend in January.

            In an attempt to upgrade the performance of our middle school bands, a pre¬-rehearsal for each middle school group may be held on the Saturday preceding the regularly scheduled meeting of the honor bands. This will be scheduled only if the District feels the need for such a rehearsal.   Certain local directors will be assigned to conduct this reading session.

 

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Honor Band Committee

 

Senior High Contraband:                     Ruth Blair

Senior High Buccaneer:                                   TBA

Middle School Contraband:                Daphne Richardson   

Middle School Buccaneer:                  Amanda Riggs

Patches:                                               Bruce Lambert

Recordings:                                         Swicegood Music

Audition Chairmen:                            High School: Aaron Theall, Middle School: Eva Brown

Audition Hosts:                                  Orlando Calderon, Eva Brown

Publicity/Programs:                            Jean English

Judges as assigned – All members are expected to assist with auditions

 

                       

1st & 2nd Vice President must make sure that listed judges above are available.

 

It is the responsibility of each director to find his own replacement and contact the Vice President prior to the date of auditions. Unassigned directors should be available as emergency judges, monitors & runners.

 

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Duties and Responsibilities

 

Honor Band Chairman Responsibilities

October:

1.         Contact guest clinician.  Secure a biography from the guest.  Make sure Executive Secretary gets Bio in             enough time to put into programs.

2.         Make all necessary arrangements with Clinician to obtain arrangements of music to be used.  Obtain             music with as little copying as possible.  Make sure you give yourself enough time to make copies if             needed.  Return all music to its source after the concert.  There will be a report at the December meeting on the music required for each band to allow time to secure arrangements.  If a pre-rehearsal is used for         the Middle School Honor Bands, members may check out the music after the pre-rehearsal through the             Chairperson.

3.         If clinician is a composer, advise him or her that District V policy allows for only two of his/her own             compositions or arrangements to be used at the concert.

 

December:

1.         Turn in all program materials, (clinician bios; photo if available, program “selection list”) to Executive             Secretary by Christmas holidays…and personnel changes, and correct spelling of student’s names, no             later than the Tuesday after Middle School auditions. (Bulk of program to be typed during holidays to             meet printing deadline!!!!!!!!)

 

January:

1.         Check with District Secretary on room reservations and inform clinician of location and directions to             Hotel.

2.         Contact V.P., Rehearsal Site Host, and Concert Site Host to make all necessary arrangements for rehearsals and concert set up, necessary equipment and the logistics involved in preparing for all       rehearsals and performance. (especially band set-up and Equipment!!)

3.         Obtain percussion equipment for the band as needed.  Host schools will provide the bulk of this             equipment. A report shall be made at the January meeting as to where the equipment for each band will   be borrowed. Arrange for the transportation of all equipment to and from the rehearsal and concert sites.

 

General

1.         Take charge of all rehearsals (and pre-rehearsals, if needed). Handle roll call, tardiness, absentees, and             discipline in coordination with the District President.

2.         Collect all fees and permission slips from his/her band.

3.         Ensure that at least one district band director is present at every rehearsal in the event that the clinician             needs assistance.

4.         Keep President and VP informed of all student changes in ensemble.

5.         Contact Host of rehearsal site to help in setting up all chairs, stands, & equipment PRIOR to the day of             rehearsal.

6.         Prepare all folders for Honor Band Students.

7.         Try to have name sheets on stands to help students find seats and to give the guest clinician something to             assist in identifying each student during rehearsals.

8.         Make arrangements for delivery of drinks and pizza for the middle school rehearsals on Friday.  Middle             School students will not be permitted to leave rehearsal site for lunch.

9.         Check on Chairs for concert.

 

Audition Host (Automatically the director at the audition site.)

          Will make all arrangements to use his school for the auditions.

          Will work with the Vice President to facilitate the audition schedule.

 

Middle School Pre-rehearsal Conductors (If necessary) (3 to 6 for each band)

          Will try to be present at the entire pre-rehearsal.

          Will coordinate with the band chairman in reading the possible concert selections.

          Warm-up and first number is conducted by the band chairman.

 

Patch Director

          Secure patches for each band. Patches should have "All District" and the year on them.

          Will make sure that each band member is presented a patch at the concert. Guest conductors should

            also get one.

Secure Patches for District Jazz Band at the same time the concert band patches are purchased.

 

Recording Director

          Will arrange to have a recording made of the concert

          Will arrange to have cassette tapes made... Obtain the price per tape before rehearsals begin.

          Will provide tape order forms and facilitate the purchase of tapes both at rehearsals and at the concert

          Will order the proper amount of tapes needed, including complimentary tapes. Complimentary tapes are             provided to: 4 guest conductors, 4 band chairmen, and elected officers.

 

Honor Band Clinician's host

          Will secure lodging for the guest clinicians, coordinate with District President.

          Will transport and entertain clinicians during the weekend

          Will secure a place and time for the closing meal.

          Meet with clinicians when they arrive on Thursday to make sure they don’t need anything.  Arrange             plans for taking them out for evening meals.

 

Program Chairman: (Appointed only in the absence of executive secretary)

          Will compile and arrange for the printing of programs (approximately 2000). Will try to have the programs donated.

          Will obtain information about the guest conductors to include in the program

          Will see that each member of the four bands receives a program

 

Publicity Chairman

          Will obtain information on the guest conductors from the four band chairmen.

          Will provide information to the media in the form of articles or public service announcements. Will             obtain pictures of bands in rehearsals or concert.

          Will contact media in the entire District V area.

          Will provide the LMEA District Director with information for publication in the Louisiana Musician.

 

Concert Manager

          Will select and provide ushers for the concert. Ushers will be on duty 45 minutes before concert time to             hand out programs.

          Will obtain programs from the program chairman.

          Will oversee the preparation of the necessary stage equipment.

 

 

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Director Related Honor Band Information

 

Judging: The Vice-Presidents and or District President will assign all members of the district to judge particular sections on the audition date. Depending on availability, two members will be assigned to judge each major section. Judges must listen to a reasonable portion of the assigned tryout music (time limit of six minutes per audition). Each set of judges is asked to draw on their own professional experiences to determine an efficient manner of judgment and placement.  Judges and President of the District may use their discretion to adjust downward the instrumentation of the honor band so as to uphold the quality of the band. In all auditions, student schools and identities will remain anonymous.

High School Scoring: Since the district audition doubles as the LMEA All-State

qualifying round, LMEA rules state that district level judges must weight scales, prepared etudes,

and sight-reading as 30%, 40%, and 30% of the total score (respectively). The following point values shall be used for high school scoring.  Chromatic = 6 pts; scales = 4 pts. each.  All instruments except percussion shall have 6 minutes per person auditioning.  Percussion shall have 8 minutes.

Middle School Scoring. In fall of 1994, the association adopted a standard scoring

system to govern the middle school tryouts. Point distributions are as follows.

Chromatic Scale =10 pts.; Major Scale #1 = 5 pts.; Major Scale #2 = 5 pts.; Bonus (for extra octaves)=

up to 4 pts.. Etudes 1, 2, & 3 = 20 pts. each; Sight-reading etude = 20 pts.; Total possible points =104.

Tabulation: In order to facilitate a quick conclusion to the day's activities, the vice presidents may retrieve score sheets throughout the day for tabulation. However, audition judges should be provided with a master audition list to allow for reference throughout the day.

The vice president, and others he may designate, shall be responsible for privately tabulating the audition scores, ranking the totals and assigning students to chair positions in the honor band. In the case of students making a band or bands on multiple instruments, the Vice President must ascertain the student's/director's intentions BEFORE any results are made public. Likewise, the vice president should coordinate with the LMEA District Director to determine the district's allotment to 2nd round tryouts and resolve any conflicts before results are announced to students.

 

TIES:  The following order shall be used for breaking ties using the combined judges scores:  Sightreading, then prepared material, then the total of all scales.

The final results, as published for students and directors, shall give no numerical scores, but will indicate only the chair placements for those placed in the band, as well as alternates. In the week following the auditions, the vice president may provide any director (at the director's option) with a list showing the order of placement of all of his students, but no numerical scores. The vice president should keep all score sheets on file pending the need to draw additional alternates.

 

Middle School Trumpet, Clarinet, and Flute Auditions: Middle School directors should list all auditioning trumpets, clarinets, and flutes from strongest to weakest on the audition form.  If there are multiple adjudication rooms for a particular instrument, the top 2 from each room will be re-auditioned for 1st chair on the Saturday, 30 MIN. PRIOR TO FIRST HONOR BAND REHEARSAL. Students must be on time or will not be allowed to audition for the top chairs.

 

High School 2nd Round: The high school honor band audition also serves as the 1st Round of the LMEA All-State Band auditions. The 2nd round auditions have traditionally been held the second Saturday in October. There is a fee for this tryout.  District V pays the fees for the students who qualify. Registration times for our district will be announced at the September meeting.

 

District V Allotment to 2nd Round Auditions

 


            5 Flutes – 2 Alt                                   

            2 Oboes – 1 Alt                                               

            2 Bassoons – 1 Alt                                          

            6 Bb Clarinets - 2                                

            2 Low Clarinets (alto or bass) – 1 Alt  

            1 Contrabass Clarinet – 1 Alt              

            3 Alto Saxes – 1 Alt    

            2 Low Saxes (tenor or Bari) – 1 Alt    

            5 Trumpets (cornets) – 1 Alt

            4 French Horns – 1 Alt

            4 Trombones – 1 Alt

            1 Bass Trombone – 1 Alt

            2 Euphoniums – 1 Alt

            2 Tubas – 1 Alt

            4 Percussionists – 1 Alt


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Honor Band Instrumentation

 

                                    High School              Middle School           High School  Middle School

                                    Contraband               Contraband               Buccaneer         Buccaneer

Flutes                                     8                                  10                                8                      10       

Oboes                                     2                                  2                                  2                      2

Bassoons                                2                                  2                                  2                      2

Bb Clarinets                          15                                18                                14                    24

Bass Clarinets                                  4                                  4                                  4                      4

Contra Bass                           1                                  1                                  1                      1

Alto Clarinets                                   1                                  1                                  1                      2

Alto Saxophones                   4                                  4                                  5                      6

Tenor Saxophones               2                                  2                                  2                      3

Baritone Saxophones                       1                                  2                                  2                      2

Trumpets                               10                                13                                10                    13

Horns                                     6                                  6                                  6                      8

Baritones                               3                                  4                                  4                      4

Trombones                            6                                  9                                  8                      9

Basses                                                4                                  4                                  5                      6

String Basses                                    1                                  2                                  2                      2

Percussion                             8                                  8                                  7                      8

 

 

Alternates:  The number of alternates selected, if any; will be determined by the District President and auditioning judges. 

 

Stage Crew: The President will contact the music fraternities at McNeese to secure a stage crew to serve on the Saturday of Honor Band. Duties of this crew include, setting and striking the stage and transportation of all necessary equipment to and from the McNeese band room. For this service, the district will pay a stipend of $20 per person (up to $140 maximum) to the fraternity treasury.

 

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Student Related Honor Band Information

 

Deadline Aug. 24th, 2017: Mail high school Honor Band audition forms to:         

                                                                                                DeRidder High School

Aaron Theall

                                                                                                723 O’Neal St.

                                                                                                DeRidder, LA 70634

                                                                                                School Phone: 337-463-2522 ext. 28

 

Deadline: Dec. 13th, 2017: Mail middle school Honor Band audition forms to:    

                                                                                                Eva Brown                 

                                                                                                1000 E. McNeese St.

                                                                                                Lake Charles, LA 70607

                                                                                                School Phone: 337-217-6363

 

Audition material is set up on a three-year rotation for middle schools and a four-year rotation for high schools. PLEASE BE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT SET FOR THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR. Each set is listed at the end of this bulletin.

 

Qualifications for audition. The director must be a member of the District V Band Directors

Association by the October meeting, and must be a member of LMEA by December 1st. Students of directors moving into the district after December 1st will be allowed to participate by having proper verification by the principal sent to the District President. Students must be members in good standing of the band at the school they represent.

 

The deadline for all audition forms is September 2nd   (postmarked) for high school and December 13th  for middle schools. Late entries will not be processed.

 

An audition fee of $12 per student per instrument must accompany the audition form by the deadline. If any student tries out on more than one instrument, he/she must pay accordingly.

 

Scheduling. If any student needs to be scheduled to audition at a special time put this request on the audition form. The Vice President will make arrangements at his/her discretion.

 

Ninth-grade student: All ninth grade students shall audition for High School Honor Band (Approved by membership on March 6, 2007).

 

A Pledge sheet is due from each student selected to be in High School Honor Band on Jan. 13th. 

A Pledge sheet is due from each student selected for the Middle School Honor Band and is due on Jan. 25th.

The band chairman in each band will collect this money and check for accuracy. Payment must be by school check, and there should he one check for each band in which you have students. As an example, if you have students in three bands, then there should be three checks from your school. Each school's band director is responsible for collecting fees from students. These fees, with pledge sheets (see below), should be in separate envelopes for each honor band. You should select one responsible student from your band in each honor band represented to present his school's cheek to the band chairman when required. Checks should be made out to DISTRICT V BAND DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION.

 

******All Directors should have a principal’s permission sheet for each band in which they have students. A copy of the original will suffice.

 

 

Any director found replacing a student in an honor band without verification from the vice-president will be subject to dismissal from the District V organization, and all of his students will be ineligible for participation in the following year. In such a case the district president will notify the director’s principal.

 

 

Student absenteeism:

           Any missed rehearsal that is planned or unintentional on the part of the student is an absence.

           High school absences shall only be excused by the 1st vice president.

           Middle school absences shall only be excused by the 2nd vice president.

           Absences may only be excused PRIOR to the absence.

           Excused absences will result in removal from the honor band with a refund of fees. The student will be cleared to audition the following year.

           Unexcused absences will result in dismissal from the honor band with the loss of fees and the exclusion from the following year’s honor band audition process.

 

Student tardiness:

           One unexcused tardy results in the student being moved to last chair in his section.

           Two unexcused tardies result in the same penalty as for an unexcused absence.

 

First Chair Recognition: At the honor band concert, the first chair students in both Contrabands will be recognized with a certificate and medal. This recognition will be given to the students who are sitting first chair at the concert, i.e. tardiness or misconduct will result in forfeiture of first chair honors.

 

Student conduct: As a member of the honor bands, students are excused from school to participate, therefore, all school rules involving discipline/behavior will apply to all rehearsals and performances. In addition, any student in violation of the following rules; (1) fighting, (2) possession or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, (3) direct disrespect to a clinician or authority. (4) disruptive actions on stage, will be dismissed from the honor band immediately and will have their school placed on probation for a one year period. The student in violation will not be allowed to participate in any District V activities for the following year. If probation is broken, said school will lose its right to participate in any District V Band Directors Association functions for a one-year period.

 

 

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DISTRICT V BAND DIRECTORS EVENTS CHECKLIST

 

 

All-State/Honor Band

 

_____ List of auditioning students, by instrument, from the strongest to the weakest.  This should be on the form provided in this handbook.

 

_____ One (1) School check provided for all auditioning students. The Fee is $12.00 per student per instrument. Please have all information filled in on the audition sheet, with the correct signatures, mailed on or before the deadline.

 

_____ High School directors must include a copy of your MENC card with your audition entry form as our honor band tryout also serves as the first round of All-State Tryouts.

 

HONOR BAND CHECKLIST

 

_____ Each student must have a pledge sheet, with their signature and a parent/guardian signature.

 

_____ Principal’s permission slip (1) copy for EACH band in which you have students (copies allowed).

 

_____ Directors with students in the percussion section must have their own instruments (with the exception of bass drum, timpani, chimes, xylophone, at the pre-rehearsal as well as all other rehearsals and performances).

 

_____ Percussionists should have his/her own mallets and sticks. 

 

_____ Double check for any changes that may have been made in the District Handbook.

 

_____Remind your students that they should be at the rehearsal sites at least 20-30 minutes before the rehearsals are scheduled to begin.

 

_____If necessary, middle school directors who have students who are in the top four chairs in flutes, clarinets and trumpets in the contraband, must have their students ready to audition for chair placement 30 minutes prior to the pre-rehearsal.

 

_____ Review all rules, procedures, times, and penalties with your students BEFORE the first honor band rehearsal.  Remind them that these will be enforced and that by they and their parents signing of the permission slip, they are agreeing to all rules, procedures and penalties.

 

_____ Certificate of Liability Faxed to Mrs. Sherwood, fax (337) 475-5063 or call 475-5000.  (Copy of Parish Certificate of Liability to allow students to participate on McNeese Campus)

Only one certificate needs to be submitted by each Parish.  Parish Band Directors can appoint a Parish Director to take care of this requirement for their respective Parish.

 

 

 

 

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Middle School Honor Band Audition Material

 

I. Scales/Rudiments

            Wind Instruments and Melodic Percussion

            A. Chromatic Scale: to be tongued up and slurred down: played as eighth notes in a moderate tempo.

 

                        Flute - C to G:  2 ½ octaves

                        Oboe/Melodic Percussion - C to C: 2 octaves

                        Bassoon - F to Bb: 2 ½ octaves

                        Bb Clarinet – E to C: 2 ½ octaves

                        Low Clarinets - E to E: 2 octaves

                        Alto & Tenor Sax – C to C: 2 octaves

                        Baritone Sax – C to G: 1½ octaves

                        Trumpet/Baritone (T. C.) - C to G:  1½ octaves

                        Horn – C to F: 1½ octaves

                        Trombone/Baritone B.C./Tuba - Bb to F: 1 ½ octaves

 

            B. Major scales to be tongued up and slurred down, played one octave in the most comfortable range of  the p1ayer. They may be played two octaves at the student's option.  Music may be used in this part of the audition. All instruments will use the following concert scales:

 

Concert Pitch.. C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db           Quarter note=72 (minimum for all scales)

 

Major scales shall be performed in the following rhythmic pattern: Description: HB Scale Rhythm (1 octave shown)

Chromatic scale shall be performed in one of the following patterns: Triplets, eighths, or sixteenths

 

 

II.  Two etudes from Belwin Progressive Band Studies  (All wind instruments):

 

Set I: 2019-2020

p. 16   Unit 4     Line 11    Studies in Concert   Ab

 

Set II:2017-2018

p. 22   Unit 6     Line  2

 

Set III: 2018-2019

p. 23    Unit 6     Line 11     Etude in Concert Bb (Syncopation)

(horns use trumpet book)

 

 

III. Second Etude (All wind instruments):

 

Set I:  2019-2020                   Rubank Advanced Method Book I

            Flute                                        p.40   #20,  top line

            Bb Clarinets                            p.72   "Solo" to end

            Harmony Clarinets                 p.42   #19      bottom line

            Saxophones                             p.29   #11,    top line

            Oboe                                       p.35   #18

            Bassoon                                  Trombone book: p.52  #10

            Trumpet/Baritone T.C.           p.49   #10

            Trombone/Baritone B.C.        p.52   #10

            Horn                                        p.50   #11

            Tuba                                        p.29     #6

           

Set II: 2017-2018                  Rubank Advanced Method Book I

            Flute                                        p.37    #17,  top line

            Bb Clarinets                            p.44    #21 top line

            Harmony Clarinets                 p.44    #21, bottom line

            Saxophones                             p. 26-27       # 9

            Oboe                                       p.24      #6

            Bassoon                                  Trombone book: p.53  #12

            Trumpet/Baritone T.C.           p.49   #12

            Trombone/Baritone B.C.        p.53   #12

            Horn                                        p.51   #14

            Tuba                                        p.70,  #3, Bouree

 

Set III: 2018-2019                 Rubank Advanced Method Book I

            Flute                                       p.34 -35  #14  top line

            Bb Clarinets                            p.70   Aria

            Harmony Clarinets                 p.27    bottom line of trio

            Saxophones                            p.24      #6  top line ALL Saxes

            Oboe                                       p.32    #14  top line

            Bassoon                                  Trombone book: p.53   #14

            Trumpet/Baritone T.C.           p.50    #14

            Trombone/Baritone B.C.        p.53    #14

            Horn                                        p.53     #19

            Tuba                                        p.28     #4

 

Percussion Auditions

 

            Snare Drum Rudiments: The following snare drum rudiments will be required every year for Middle School percussionists (all should be played in a slow-fast-slow format): double stroke roll; single stroke roll; five (5) stroke roll; nine (9) stroke roll; flams; Paradiddles.

 

            Keyboard scales:       C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Chromatic.

 

            Timpani : All percussionists auditioning for Honor Band will be required to demonstrate a long roll played in a pp-ff-pp format on the timpani.

 

Required Equipment: All percussion instruments will be supplied for those auditioning for Honor Band Percussion. However, each student is required to bring his/her own sticks or mallets. Students are allowed to supply their own bells and/or snare drum but must use the supplied timpani, but please remember that setup time is extremely limited. A timpani tuner will NOT be supplied.

 

Prepared Music for Middle School Percussion  (Use same set as the rest of the music for the year)

 

SNARE DRUM         

 

            SET I               Audition Etudes for Snare Drum, Timpani and Keyboard by Garwood Whaley

                                    pg. 8, #8

 

            SET II             Same Book, pg. 8, #7

                       

            SET III            Same Book, pg. 7, #6

 

TIMPANI   

                       

            SET I               Same book as Snare Drum, pg. 13, #3

          

            SET II             Same book as Snare Drum, pg. 12, #4

 

           SET III            Same book as Snare Drum, pg. 14, #5, measure 14 to the end

 

KEYBOARD

 

            SET I               Same book as Snare Drum, pg. 19, #1, beginning to m. 24

 

            SET II             Same book as Snare Drum, pg. 21, #6, beginning to m. 15

 

            SET III            Same book as Snare Drum, pg. 19, #2, beginning to m. 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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High School Honor Band Audition Material

 

Scales

  • Each student auditioning on wind instruments or mallet percussion will perform six major scales and the chromatic scale within two minutes.
  • Major scales must be in concert pitch and must be performed in the following order:                             Gb, B, E, A, D, and G.
  • Each student will be required to perform a chromatic scale on his/her instrument. The chromatic scales are not in concert pitch.
  • All scales are to be tongued up and slurred down. The requirements of octaves, tempi, and patterns are listed below. The use of music on scales is optional. For 2nd Round All-State auditions, all twelve major scales are required.

 

LMEA All-State Scales and Octave Requirements

 

                                    /-----------2nd round----------------\  /--------------1st & 2nd  round----------------\

Instrument

C

F

Bb

Eb

Ab

Db/

C#

Gb/

F#

B

E

A

D

G

Chromatic

Flute

3

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

C-C (3 oct.)

Oboe

2

2

2

2

1

2

1

2

2

1

2

1

Bb-F (2 ½)

Bassoon

2

2

3

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Bb-Bb (3)

Bb Clarinet

2

3

2

3

2

2

2

2

3

2

3

2

E-E (3)

Eb Low Clarinet

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

E-C (2 ¾)

Bb Low Clarinet

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Eb-C (2 ¾)

Alto/Bari Sax

1

2

1

2

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

2

Bb-F (2 ½)

Tenor Sax

2

1

2

2

2

2

1

2

1

2

2

1

Bb-F (2 ½)

Trumpet/Baritone

1

2

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

2

1

2

F#-C (2 ½)

Horn in F

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

C-G (2 ½)

Trombone

1

2

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

2

1

2

E-Bb (2 ½)

Bass Trombone

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

C-F (2 ½)

Baritone

1

2

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

2

1

2

E-Bb (2 ½)

Tuba

1

2

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

2

1

2

E-Bb (2 ½)

 

All scales listed in concert pitch except chromatic

Major scales shall be performed in the following rhythmic pattern:Description: HS HB Scale Rhythm (1-octave shown)

Chromatic scale shall be performed in one of the following patterns: Triplets  or  eighth & sixteenth notes

Quarter note=72 (minimum for all scales)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flute

 

Exercises from Selected Studies for Flute, H. Voxrnan: Rubank

 

Set I (2020-2021)                                                       Set III (2018-2019)

p. 23    Allegretto agitato, g minor, Kokier                 p. 4     Sarabande, a minor, Bach

p. 38    Andante cantabile, Ab major, Soussman        p. 54   Scherzo, d# minor, Heinze

 

Set II (2021-2022)                                                     Set IV (2019-2020)

p .8      Largo, e minor, Ferling                                    p. 12    Lento, d minor, Anderson

p. 21   Giga, Bb Major, Bach                                     p. 18-19  Allegro vivo, b minor, Gariboldi

 

Bb & Eb Soprano Clarinet

 

Exercises from Selected Studies for Clarinet, H. Voxman: Rubank

 

Set I (2020-2021)                                                       Set III (2018-2019)

p. 2      Andante, C Major, Ferling-Rose'                    p. 16   Adagio, g minor, Ferling-Rose'

p. 21    Vivace, b minor, Wiedman                              p. 35    Allegro, E Major, Mazas

 

Set II (2021-2022)                                                     Set IV (2019-2020)

p. 22    Andante, Eb Major, Ferling-Rose'                  p. 18   Andante, D Major, Mazas

p. 27    Allegro Moderato, A Major, Mazas              p. 25   Allegro, c minor, Gambaw

 

Alto, Bass and Contra Clarinets

 

Exercises from Artistic Studies for Clarinet, Book 1 (From the French School) edited by D. Hite; Southern Music

 

Set I (2020-2021)                                                       Set III (2018-2019)

p. 49    measures 1 – 25 (Slow etude)                         p. 7      measures 45 (beat 3) to the end         

p. 55    measures 31 to the end (Fast etude)               p. 59    measures 41 to the end

 

Set II (2021-2022)                                                     Set IV (2019-2020)

p. 9      measures 1 – 35                                              p. 53    measures 1 - 32

p. 70    measures 23 to the end                                   p. 54    measures 1 - 31

 

Oboe and All Saxophones

 

Exercises from 48 Famous Studies for Oboe or Saxophone, Ferling: Southern Music

 

Set I (2020-2021)                                                       Set III (2018-2019)

p. 6      no. 11, d minor, Larghetto                              p. 8     no. 15, b minor, Largo mesto

p. 7      no. 14, D Major, Scherzo                               p. 14   no. 28, c minor, Allegro spiritoso

 

Set II (2021-2022)                                                     Set IV (2019-2020)

p. 12   no.  23, f# minor, Andante                              p. 4      no. 7, e minor, Largo

p. 9      no.  18, Bb Major, Vivace                               p. 5      no. 10, F Major, Tempo di Polacca

 

 

 

Bassoon

 

Exercises from 48 Famous Studies for Bassoon, Ferling-Thornton:  Southern Music

 

Set I (2020-2021)                                                       Set III (2018-2019)

p. 5      no. 7, g minor, Largo                                       p. 20   no. 19, Bb minor, Andante

p. 29    no. 30, G Major, Allegro poco moderato       p. 23   no. 22, C Major, Allegro moderato

 

Set II (2021-2022)                                                     Set IV (2019-2020)

p. 2     no. 3, c minor, Andantino                                p.  8    no. 9, Ab  Major

p. 31   no. 32, e minor, Allegretto                               p. 13   no. 14, F  Major

 

Trumpet

 

Exercises from Selected Studies for Cornet/Trumpet, H. Voxman: Rubank Southern Music

 

Set I (2020-2021)                                                       Set III (2018-2019)

p. 14    Valse, e minor, Bohme                                                p. 37    Allegro, E Major, Fedorow

p. 3      Alla Breve, C Major, Bohme                          p. 32    Adagio cantabile, Ab Major, Duhew

 

Set II (2021-2022)                                                     Set IV (2019-2020)

p. 19    Allegretto affettuoso, g minor, Gatti              p. 12    Larghetto, G  Major

p. 24    Adagio cantabile, Eb Major, Pietzsch             p. 27    Allegretto, c minor, Bohme

 

Horn in F

 

Exercises from 335 Selected Melodious, Progressive. and Technical Exercises for French Horn, Book I; Pottag-Andraud:  Southern Music

 

Set I (2020-2021)                                                       Set III (2018-2019)

p. 50    Adagio                                                             p. 51    Largo

p. 18    no. 5, Allegro moderato, Gilson                                  p. 26    no. 17, Allegro Vivace, Gallay

           

Set II (2021-2022)                                                     Set IV (2019-2020)

p. 48   Adagio con expressivo (1st five lines),                        p. 19   no. 7, Andante

           Kopprasch                                                       p. 22   no. 12, Allegro moderato, Michiels

p. 59   no. 43, Allegro Vivace (in cut time)                

 

Tenor Trombone

 

Exercises from Selected Studies for Trombone, Voxman: Rubank

 

Set I (2020-2021)                                                       Set III (2018-2019)

p. 22    Con moto, Db Major                                      p. 7      Marcia, Eb Major

p. 28    Maestoso, e minor                                          p. 19    Largo cantabile, C Major

 

Set II (2021-2022)                                                     Set IV (2019-2020)

p. 11    Allegro moderato, F Major                             p. 25    Allegretto, Bb minor

p. 13    Valse lentamente, d minor                               p. 26    Andante con moto, G Major

 

 

Bass Trombone

 

Exercises from 24 Studies for Bass Trombone or Trombone with F Attachment by Boris Grigoriev, ed. Allen Ostrander; International Music Company Publications

 

Set I (2020-2021)                                                       Set III (2018-2019)

Pg. 16, No. 14, Allegretto, f-sharp minor.                  Pg. 12, No. 10, Allegro, b minor.

Pg. 2, No. 1, Lento, C Major.                                     Pg. 21, No. 19, Tranquillo, D-flat Major.

 

Set II (2021-2022)                                                     Set IV (2019-2020)

Pg. 5, No. 4, Allegro, d minor.                                                Pg. 14, No. 12, Allegro moderato, c minor.

Pg. 25, No. 23, Lento, G-flat Major.                          Pg. 19, No. 17, Adagio, E Major.

 

 

Baritone-Euphonium (Bass Clef)

 

Exercises from Selected Studies for Baritone, Voxman: Rubank

 

Set I (2020-2021)                                                       Set III (2018-2019)

p. 10   F Major, Larghetto cantabile                          p. 2      Bb Major, Adagio cantabile

p. 31   Gb Major, Allegro non troppo                                   p. 25    Bb minor, Allegretto

 

Set II (2021-2022)                                                     Set IV (2019-2020)

p. 22    Db Major, Adagio cantabile                            p. 18   C Major, Largo cantabile

p. 21    a minor, Allegretto grazioso                           p. 14   Ab Major, Allegro Marziale

 

 

Baritone-Euphonium (Treble Clef)

 

Exercises from Selected Studies for Cornet-Trumpet, H. Voxrnan: Rubank

 

Set I (2020-2021)                                                       Set III (2018-2019)

p. 12    G Major, Larghetto cantabile                         p. 2      C Major, Adagio cantabile

p. 33   Ab Major, allegro non troppo                                    p. 27   c minor, Allegretto

 

Set II (2021-2022)                                                     Set IV (2019-2020)

p. 24   Eb Major, Adagio cantabile                            p. 21   D Major, Largo cantabile

p. 22   b minor, Allegretto grazioso                           p. 16   Bb Major, Allegro Marziale

 

Tuba

 

Exercises from 70 Studies for BBb Tuba  Vol. I, Vladislav Blazhevich: Robert King Music

 

Set I (2020-2021)                                                       Set III (2018-2019)

p. 26    no. 27, 5/8 b minor, Allegro                            p. 15   no. 16, 6/8 e minor, Allegretto

p. 27    no. 28, 4/4 Eb Major, Andante Semplice        p. 22   no. 23, 6/4 D Major, Andante

 

Set II (2021-2022)                                                     Set IV (2019-2020)

p.   8    no.  9, 4/4 d minor, Andante cantabile            p. 19   no. 20, 2/2 g minor, Lento

p. 28    no. 29, 2/2 Eb Major, Allegro Giocoso           p. 25   no. 26, 4/4 b minor, Allegro moderato

 

 

Percussion Instrument Auditions

Keyboard Scales:  Double octave required

             Set I: 2020-2021:  C, Ab, E   

             Set II: 2021-2022: F, Db, A

             Set III: 2018-2019:  Bb, Gb, D                                    

             Set IV: 2019-2020:  Eb, B, G

 

Four Mallet Keyboard Requirements:

            Four mallet chordal exercises based on the I, IV, V chords are required to coincide with the required scales for each year.

 

Snare Drum Rudiments:

             Concert (closed) roll (pp<FF>pp) - required every year                                        

            (20 sec. time limit 10 seconds for crescendo, 10 seconds for decrescendo

 

Rudimental (open) roll double stroke roll (slow-fast-slow)40 sec. time limit required every year

            (40 second time limit – 20 seconds slow to fast, 20 seconds fast to slow).

 

Flam Rudiment (slow-fast-slow)

2020-2021       Set I:              Flam Taps

2021-2022       Set II:             Flam Accents

2018-2019       Set III:            Flam Paradiddle

2019-2020       Set IV:            Flam Pata-Fla-Flas

 

Drag Rudiment (slow-fast-slow)

2020-2021       Set I:              Drag Paradiddle #1

2021-2022       Set II:             Triple Ratamacue

2018-2019       Set III:            Single Drag Tap

2019-2020       Set IV:            Double Drag Tap

 

Snare Drum Etudes: “Portraits in Rhythm” by Anthony Cirone

2020-2021       Set I:              Etude #4 (lines 1-6)

2021-2022       Set II:             Etude #42 (lines 1-5)                                        

2018-2019       Set III:            Etude #11 (lines 1-8)

2019-2020       Set IV:            Etude #2 (lines 7-12)                                   

 

Keyboard Etudes:  from “Masterpieces for Marimba” by Thomas McMillian

2020-2021       Set I:              p. 14, “Sonata” by Handel (to letter B, no repeats)

2021-2022       Set II:             p. 16, “Sonata” by Corelli (beginning to A)

2018-2019       Set III:            p. 6, “Sonatina” by Telemann (lines 1-6)

2019-2020       Set IV:            p. 10, “Sonata” by Handel (to letter B, no repeats)                                                               

 

Timpani Etudes:  from “Exercises, Etudes and Solos for the Timpani” by R Carroll

2020-2021       Set I:              “Pesante” (m 79 to the end)

2021-2022       Set II:             Brioso (Beginning to measure 28)

2018-2019       Set III:            Adagio-Allegro (Measure 79 to end)

2019-2020       Set IV:            Brioso (Measure 47 to end)

 

 

 

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District V Jazz Band

Middle School & High School

 

  • Auditions for membership in the District V Jazz Band will be open to all students in the district. High school will be 9th  – 12th  grade.  Middle school will be 6th  – 8th grade.

 

  • The High School audition requirements will be identical to those used for the LMEA All State Jazz audition, as is prescribed in the LMEA handbook.

 

  • Middle School audition material will be assigned by the Jazz committee.

 

  • The audition will select two jazz bands at each level with the following suggested instrumentation:

 


2 Alto Saxes                          

2 Tenor Saxes                                   

1 Baritone Sax                                   

4 Tenor Trombones              

5 Trumpets

1 Piano

l Guitar

1 Bass (electric, upright) or keyboard bass

Set Drummer                        

1 Auxiliary Percussionist and/or vibes (optional)


 

o   The judges and the JAZZ Chairmen may use their discretion to adjust downward the instrumentation to ensure good instrumentation.

o   There is no provision for Bass Trombone in the prepared audition materials, therefore the trombones will be seated in order of their scores. The bass trombonist will assume the bass trombone part in the band that the student made.

o   Drummers shall indicate their preference in regard to auxiliary percussion and band placement prior to their audition.

 

  • The President at the August meeting will form a District V Jazz Committee. Membership will not necessarily include the directors of schools with jazz programs, but will be open to all members of the association. This committee, in full or in part, will

            1.  Be responsible for selecting and securing clinicians from within a 250 mile radius of the district.

            2.  Determine the site for rehearsals and secure necessary equipment and music.

            3.  Judge the auditions.

 

  • The High School Jazz Clinic will be held on Jan. 19-21st at Westlake High School, Middle School at Moss Bluff Middle School, with evening rehearsals on Thursday and Friday, and a morning rehearsal Saturday, followed by a concert. The Concert for both will be held at Westlake High School.

 

·      Auditions will be held on January 7th for Middle and High School at SJ Welsh Middle School. In all auditions, student schools and identities will remain anonymous.

 

  • The fees for audition and participation will be to those charged for the concert honor band, $12.00 audition fee. 

 

  • Jazz applications are due December 14th, 2016, to Phillip Oliver, Lewis Middle School, 1752 Cypress St. Sulphur, LA 70663

 

 

  • The clinician's stipends will be $250.00 per day plus mileage and lodging.

 

  • The Jazz Committee will inform the membership as details regarding clinicians, locations, and times are determined.

 

  • Concerning All-State Jazz Auditions, students do not have to qualify through any first round audition. The All-State Audition is held at the same time and site as 2nd Round Concert Auditions.

 

Audition Equipment:

 

·      Piano will be supplied by the audition host facility.

·      Bass & Guitar students must bring their own instruments and amps.

·      Drum set will be furnished by the host facility. 

·      All wind players must bring their own instruments and music.

·      Students must perform audition material with the CD accompaniment. The host facility will provide CD’s and sound system.

 

(SJ Welsh Middle School will provide a drum set if additional set equipment is needed at the host site).

 

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High School Jazz Ensemble Audition Material

Scales

LMEA All-State Scales and Octave Requirements

 

                             /------------------2nd round-------------------\  /----------1st & 2nd  round----------------\

Instrument

C

F

Bb

Eb

Ab

C#/Db

Gb/F#

B

E

A

D

G

Chromatic

Alto/Baritone Sax

1

2

1

2

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

2

Bb-F (2 ½)

Tenor Sax

2

1

2

2

2

2

1

2

1

2

2

1

Bb-F (2 ½)

Trumpet

1

2

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

2

1

2

F#-C (2 ½)

Trombone

1

2

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

2

1

2

E-Bb (2 ½)

Bass Trombone

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

C-F (2 ½)

Guitar

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

E-E (2)

Electric Bass

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

E-E (2)

Piano

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2 octaves

 

Wind players are to follow 1st round articulation and octave requirements.

 

Rhythm players should play all scales two octaves. The chromatic scale should be played two octaves on bass and guitar from low E upward. The piano is to play two octaves starting on any pitch.

 

Prepared Material (Wind Section)

 

All audition material can be found on the LAJE website below:

 

http://www.lajemusic.com/all_state_jazz.html

 

 

For the current audition material please go to:

 

http://www.lajemusic.com/all_state_jazz.html

 

The newly created audition material will be posted here as it is created my the state jazz committee.

 

All Saxophones:

Set I     http://www.lajemusic.com/all_state_jazz.html

 

 

Trumpets:

Set I    http://www.lajemusic.com/all_state_jazz.html

 

 

All Trombones:

Set I    http://www.lajemusic.com/all_state_jazz.html

 

Guitar and Piano:

Set I    http://www.lajemusic.com/all_state_jazz.html

 

Bass:

Set I    http://www.lajemusic.com/all_state_jazz.html

 

Drums:

Set I    http://www.lajemusic.com/all_state_jazz.html

 

Vocalists (male or female):

            1.         Bring a cassette tape demonstrating a most recent performance.

            2.         Bring an accompanist or back-up tape to demonstrate various styles.

            3.         Submit a list of arrangements available to accompany his/her performance.

 

 

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Middle School Jazz Ensemble Audition Material

 

The following is supplemental information that is specific to the Middle School Jazz Ensemble.  All paragraphs with reference to All-State Jazz Ensemble will not apply.

 

SCALES:

 

Wind or rhythm students shall perform all six of the major scales used for honor band auditions in the following order:

 

Rhythm players should play all scales 2 octaves.  The piano is to play 2-octave chromatic starting on any pitch. Pianists must play scales hands-together. All other pitch requirements are listed below:

 

 

 

Middle School Octave Requirements

 

                                   

Instrument

C

F

Bb

Eb

Ab

Db/C#

Chromatic

Alto Sax

1

2

1

1

1

1

C-C  (2)

Tenor Sax

1

1

2

1

1

1

C-C  (2)

Bari Sax

1

2

1

1

1

1

C-G  (1½)

Trumpet

1

2

1

1

1

1

C-G  (1½)

Trombone

1

2

1

1

1

1

Bb-F (1½)

Bass Trombone

1

2

1

1

1

1

Bb-F (1½)

Guitar

2

2

2

2

2

2

E-E (2)

Electric Bass

2

2

2

2

2

2

E-E (2)

Piano

2

2

2

2

2

2

2 octaves

 

Scales are listed in concert pitch.

 

Prepared Material:

 

  • The prepared material for all instruments will be taken from the Essential Elements for Jazz method book.  There are individual books, which include the CD for each instrument. Students must perform audition material with the CD accompaniment. The judging panel will provide CD and sound system at the audition site.

 

All Saxes, Trumpets, Trombones, Vibes:

 

Set I (2020-2021)

120. Demonstration Solo for Salsa Caliente, pg 31 (Latin Style - as written)

89. Chromatic Workout - Filling in the Scale, pg 25 (Without CD Swing or Straight)

79. Make Up Your Own Answer With The Blues Scale, pg. 22 (Swing /with CD)

            Play written part. You may improvise where indicated for extra points.

Sight-reading

 

Set II (2017-2018)

59. Demonstration Solo for St. Louis Blues, pg. 17 (Play as written - swing style with CD)         

84. Melody Workout, pg. 24 (Without CD Swing or Straight)

100. Demonstration Solo for Boppin’ Around – meas. 1-12, pg. 27 (Played with CD) You may improvise a solo for the remaining 12 measures for extra points.

Sight-reading

 

Set III (2018-2019)

97. Bebop Scale Workout, pg. 26 (Play as written -  swing style with CD)

92. Chromatic Workout - Using the Bebop Lick, pg. 25 (Without CD Swing or Straight)

82. Demonstration Solo for Riffin’ Around - meas. 1-12, Pg. 23 (Played with CD)

            You may improvise a solo for the remaining 12 measures for extra points.

Sight-reading

 

Guitar, Piano (Both Hands):

 

Set I (2020-2021)

119. Salsa Caliente - Full Band Arrangement, pg. 31  (Latin Style – as written)

89. Chromatic Workout - Filling in the Scale, pg 25  (Without CD Swing or Straight)         

79. Make Up Your Own Answer With The Blues Scale, pg. 22 (Swing /with CD)

            Play written part. You may improvise where indicated for extra points.

Sight-reading

 

Set II (2017-2018)

58. St. Louis Blues - Full Band Arrangement, meas. 1-19, pg. 17  (Play as written - swing style with CD)

84. Melody Workout, pg. 24 (Without CD Swing or Straight)

100. Demonstration Solo for Boppin’ Around – meas. 1-12, pg. 27 You may improvise a solo for the remaining 12 measures for extra points (Played with CD)

Sight-reading

 

Set III (2018-2019)

81. Riffin’ Around - Full Band Arrangement, pg. 23 (Play as written - swing style with CD)

92. Chromatic Workout - Using the Bebop Lick, pg. 25 (Without CD Swing or Straight)

82. Demonstration Solo for Riffin’ Around - meas. 1-12, Pg. 23 (Played with CD). You may improvise a solo for the remaining 12 measures for extra points.

Sight-reading

 

Bass:

 

Set I (2020-2021)

119. Salsa Caliente - Full Band Arrangement, pg. 31 (Latin Style – as written)

89. Chromatic Workout - Filling in the Scale, pg. 25A (Without CD Swing or Straight)

79. Make Up Your Own Answer With The Blues Scale, pg. 22 (Swing /with CD)

            Play written part. You may improvise a walking bass line where indicated for extra points.

Sight-reading

 

Set II (2017-2018)

58. St. Louis Blues - Full Band Arrangement - meas. 1-19, pg. 17 (Play as written - swing style with CD),

84. Melody Workout, pg. 24 (Straight or Swing 8th notes without CD)

100. Demonstration Solo for Boppin’ Around – meas. 1-12, pg. 27. You may improvise a solo for the remaining             12 measures for extra points (Played with CD).

Sight-reading

 

Set III (2018-2019)

81. Riffin’ Around - Full Band Arrangement - meas. 1-24, pg 23A (Play as written in swing style m 1-24)

92. Chromatic Workout - Using the Bebop Lick, pg. 25 (Without CD Swing or Straight)

82. Demonstration Solo for Riffin’ Around - meas. 1-12, Pg. 23B (Played with CD). You may improvise a solo for the remaining 12 measures for extra points.

Sight-reading

 

Drum Set:

 

Set I (2020-2021)

Demonstrate at least 8 bars of each of the following styles:

            Rock, Swing, Latin (samba or similar), Jazz Waltz

119. Salsa Caliente - Full Band Arrangement, pg. 31 (Latin Style – play as written)

78. Trading Off - Questions and Answers, pg. 22 (Swing with CD)

79. Make Up Your Own Answer With The Blues Scale, pg. 22 (Swing /with CD)

            Play written part. You may improvise where indicated for extra points.

Sight-reading

 

If you are interested in Latin/Auxiliary Percussion, please indicate this to the judges.

 

Set II (2017-2018)

Demonstrate at least 8 bars of each of the following styles:

            Rock, Swing, Latin (samba or similar), Jazz Waltz

58.  St. Louis Blues - Full Band Arrangement - meas. 1-19, pg 17 (Play as written - swing style with CD)

118. Make Up Your Own - 2 Bar Solos Using the Blues Scale, pg. 30 (Bossa Nova style with CD)

79. Make Up Your Own Answer With The Blues Scale, pg. 22 (Swing with CD)

            Play written part. You may improvise where indicated for extra points.

Sight-reading

 

If you are interested in Latin/Auxiliary Percussion, please indicate this to the judges.

 

Set III (2018-2019)

Demonstrate at least 8 bars of each of the following styles:

            Rock, Swing, Latin (samba or similar), Jazz Waltz

81. Riffin’ Around - Full Band Arrangement, pg. 23 (Play in swing style- as written, “comp” where indicated)

113. Dorian Mode Workout - Scale Steps 1-9, pg. 29B (As written w/CD)

79. Make Up Your Own Answer With The Blues Scale, pg. 22 (Swing with CD)

            Play written part. You may improvise where indicated for extra points.

Sight-reading

 

If you are interested in Latin/Auxiliary Percussion, please indicate this to the judges.

 

 

 

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Louisiana Music Educators Association

District V

1st Round All State Auditions

Monitor Information

 

Let me begin by thanking you for your assistance today.  Our job today is to make certain each room is run with consistency so that each student feels he/she has had an equal opportunity for securing a chair in one of the Honor Bands.

 

Adjudicators are not to speak to or see the student auditioning.  There is to be a screen between the student and the adjudicator.  You, the monitor, are to stay in the room while the student auditions.  In the capacity of monitor, please perform the following duties:

 

  • Open the door to the hall and determine the next student to audition
  • Confirm that the student matches the number that has been assigned to him/her.
  • Show the student into the room and to the chair and stand.
  • Close the door tightly. (please cover the door-window).
  • Announce to the adjudicator twice – quite distinctly – the number of the student auditioning and on what instrument they will be auditioning if you are in a multiple instrument auditioning room.  (i.e., Number 1234, Alto Sax)
  • Inform the student he is to play the major scales first, chromatic scale next and prepared material last. The student may use their own prepared music.
  • The student will sight read last and will be given 30 seconds to study the sight-reading music before beginning to play.  You are to tell the student when his/her 30 seconds are up and to begin to play. (please remember to bring a watch with a second hand).
  • Upon completion of sight-reading, remove the sight-reading music from the stand.
  • Please try to police the hallway.  Noise reduction is imperative.  Do not permit students to play while in the hallway.

 

 

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MONITOR SCRIPT:

 

Our job today is to make sure that each room is run consistently so that all students feel that they have the same opportunity when they walk through the audition door.  The judges are not supposed to speak to or see the student.  Listed below is your script for the day.  Please read this exactly as written for each student.

 

Remind the student BEFORE they enter that they are not to speak. If they have a question for the monitor they should silently address it with the monitor.

 

As the student enters:

 

MONITOR:  Judges, this is (NUMBER) (Instrument) (Time) – repeat this information.

 

            (i.e., Judges, this is number 2135, Alto Sax, 3:30 – repeat information)

 

 

 

MONITOR:  “Good Luck!  Please play your scales”.

 

(There is a time limit of 2 min. for the scales.  The Chromatic is not part of that 2 min.  Judges may ask students to move to the next scale if they deem it necessary.)

 

 

 

MONITOR:  “Taped to the music stand is your prepared music.  The highlighted areas indicate the music the judges would like to hear you play.  Please play #1, and follow that directly with #2.  You may use your own music for this portion of the audition.  Please begin now”.

 

 

 

MONITOR:  (Place the sight-reading on the music stand).  “You will now have 30 seconds to study the sight-reading.  when I call time,  please give yourself a tempo and begin playing”.

 

 

 

MONITOR:  “Thank you, Have a good day!”