All State Band Rehearsals and Auditions
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Auditions for the 2013 Lions of Michigan All State Band will be held on Sunday, June 3rd and 10th at Ovid-Elsie High School 8989 East Colony Rd.,Elsie, MI. 48831. Students on wind instruments will be asked to prepare an etude (see downloadable copy below) and a chromatic scale. You may send in an audition tape, or you can audition in person during the band's regularly scheduled tryout in June. Percussionists should plan to audition at Ovid-Elsie High School. They will perform an etude, rudiments as appropriate, and sight-reading. Visual/dance ensemble applicants must also try out at Ovid-Elsie in October. They will be taught short routines and evaluated on the basis of how well they are able to learn them.
Who is Eligible to Audition?
Michigan students currently in grades 9-12 and members of their high school band are eligible to audition. Any Michigan student who is home schooled but participates in a band program or is currently taking private lessons may also audition. Performers may audition on any marching band wind instrument or percussion instrument. Performers may also audition for color guard or dance positions.
Important Information about Auditions
Students on wind instruments will prepare an etude that will be provided when their application is received and a chromatic scale. Students will also perform the concert Ab, Eb, Bb, F and C major scales. Sight-reading may be administered. Taped auditions are permitted. To downlaod etudes, click on the links below:
Percussion auditions will consist of a prepared etude supplied
by our percussion instructor, rudiments as appropriate, and sight-reading. It is
imperative that students auditioning on percussion try out in
Visual/Dance ensemble applicants will be taught short routines and evaluated on the basis of how well they are able to learn them. It’s recommended that students who audition for visual ensemble have a background in color guard, but it is not mandatory. Students auditioning for the visual ensemble must try out in person.
The band staff is seeking a broad range of performance levels. This is not an honors band, and they are seeking individuals at all playing levels. Applicants should not feel threatened by the audition process.