MS Band - Selection Guidelines
Updated: Sep. 14, 2003
The Middle School District Band is selected by taped audition. Directors will be notified of the date of the concert, the clinician, and the date that the rosters and audition tapes are due. It is the directors' responsibility to select qualified students from their school, provide the audition material, tape the student's audition and send them in to the District MS Band Chair by the due date. The MS Band Chair will get other directors to assist in listening to the tapes and selecting the band using the guidelines listed below.
Band directors submitting their student roster after the "roster deadline date"
will be required to pay double the registration fee for each of their students selected.
The minimum amount for this late penalty will be $50.00.
Directors will be notified ASAP of the District Band personnel and should begin to rehearse the music so their students can have a positive experience on the day of the concert.
- The Band shall consist of approximately 109 students. Sections
are balanced as follows:
SECTION NUMBER Flute 16 Oboe 2 Bassoon 2 Bb Clarinet 18 Alto Clarinet 1 Bass Clarinet 4 Alto Saxophone 6 Tenor Saxophone 4 Baritone Saxophone 2 Trumpet 12 French Horn 6 Trombone 12 Baritone 6 Tuba 10 Percussion 6 Mallets 1 Timpani 1
- Seventh and eighth grade students are eligible to
audition for the band.
- Each school submitting tapes will be represented in the band,
if the tape submitted is of acceptable quality.
- The exact number of students in sections may be adjusted as
necessary for balance.
- Students may NOT be a member of both the District Choir and
the District Band. Students may audition for either band or choir, but not both.