All District Band Information
**AUDITIONS POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 14TH**
Link to practice recordings
Saturday, December 7th – Live auditions at Shelby East Middle School. Students will be assigned a 5 minute audition time somewhere between 9am and 2pm. If you time does not work, there is some flexibility. Get there when you can and we will get you an audition.
Friday and Saturday January 10-11 – All District Band Clinic (for those students who are selected) at Martha Layne Collins High School in Shelbyville. Students will be transported by school bus to and from rehearsals on Friday morning and evening and on Saturday morning. Parents are expected to attend the concert and transport students home following the concert. All students must participate in all rehearsals in order to be allowed to participate in the concert.
Friday and Saturday January 17-18 – Make Up dates for the clinic only if there is need to cancel the clinic on the 6th and 7th due to weather.
All District Band Fees – There is a $4.00 audition fee that needs to be sent in to Mr. Ray. Make checks payable to NOMS band and I will send one check to the district for all auditions. There will be a $25.00 clinic fee (including the $15 that goes to the district) to cover bus, music, and conductor’s fees if selected to the band.
Audition Procedures – It will be the responsibility of the students/parents to provide transportation to Shelby East. Each audition will last only about 5 minutes. You will be given a specific audition time as soon as I get the schedule from the district coordinator. I would plan to arrive at least 30-45 minutes prior to your assigned audition time. Upon arrival you will check in, find your audition room, then proceed to the warm up room to warm up and practice until your audition time. Arrive at the audition room 5 minutes before your scheduled time in case they are running ahead. Results will be emailed to the directors the following day after all scores have been tabulated. For percussionists and any student who plays multiple instruments (ex. Bass Clarinet & Clarinet or Alto Sax and Bari Sax) you may audition on multiple instruments and are encouraged to do so. The auditions are $5.00 per audition. If you plan on auditioning on more than one instrument you will need to indicate your preference should you be selected on more than one instrument.
Audition Registration Procedure – Simply send me an email with the following info: 1) your intent to audition, 2) if auditioning on more than one instrument, indicate which instrument you prefer in case you are selected on more than one, 3) if you have another event on the day of the audition please indicate what times you will be available to audition between 9am and 2pm, 4) your T-shirt size in case you are selected. Then send in a check for the total number of auditions by November 14th.
Questions – Please send any further questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a copy of the email for the event organizer
KMEA 5th District
Middle School District Band Information - 2013
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Live auditions will be held at Shelby East Middle School from 9am – 4pm. The school is located at 600 Rocket Lane, Shelbyville, KY 40065. Students are auditioning on the“SET C” music that was given to each director. A small sightreading excerpt is also part of the audition. When you arrive with your group, buses may be parked around the side of the school. Directors should check in at the front door with any cancellations, as well as the $4 audition fee for each student. Students can warm-up in the cafeteria prior to auditions. Each student will have an audition time and auditions will be scheduled in such a way as to accommodate groups and travel time. Once auditions are completed, any directors remaining may take their students folders home. The rest will be mailed or hand delivered to each director. Please remember that there is a $15 folder fee that is due by the District Band event.
Friday and Saturday, January 10th and 11th, 2014
These are the scheduled dates for this year’s event. The event will take place at Martha Layne Collins High School. In the event of snow, we will have the event the following weekend. Our conductor this year is Joe Witkowski from the University of Akron.
Here is the schedule:
REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Collins High School, Shelbyville, KY
Friday, January 10th
9:30am – 12:00pm Rehearsal
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm – 5:00pm Rehearsal
Saturday, January 11th
9:00am – 12:00pm Rehearsal
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm – 4:30pm Rehearsal
4:30pm – 6:00pm Dinner Break
6:00pm Students report to designated areas
6:30pm Concert– Middle School Band, HS Concert Band,
HS Symphonic Band
ü Directors MUST complete the school audition form (excel file) and submit to Tammy Oerther by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd. If a student is auditioning on more than one instrument, please write 1stand 2nd choice within the form and list as two separate auditions. Percussionists should treat snare, mallet, and timpani auditions as separate instruments.
ü There is a $4.00 fee for each audition, due when your group arrives on November 22nd.
ü Students will report to their audition room five minutes before their scheduled audition time. Hired judges will be adjudicating and directors will be able to monitor student behavior.
ü Students will be given an audition number in order to prevent bias.