With the month of May right around the corner, it might be helpful to review the upcoming events on the band calendar before the end of the year gets too crazy!
All students interested in auditioning for the Wind Ensemble for next school year will submit a video audition.
A few of the positive reasons we are using video auditions:
With all of the snow days, we weren't able to establish a consistent audition timeline, so this is out next best option.
All video auditions must be submitted to Mr. Renneke no later than Wednesday, March 20. Please be aware that this is in the middle of spring break.
Any auditions that are time-stamped after March 20 will not be considered.
Video Audition Requirements
We are looking forward to our upcoming Percussion Camp on Saturday, February 23! This will be the final camp before auditions in March. This is a great opportunity for you to practice technique and get final feedback before auditions.
Percussion Camp II Schedule
Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ CFHS Band Room
"Concert dress" is the term used to describe what to wear for a particular performance.
For football games and marching competitions, our concert dress is our marching band uniform.
For our more formal concert performances in the auditorium, our concert dress is what we in the music department lovingly call "concert black".
We ask students to wear all black, formal clothing. That means black dress pants and a black dress shirt. It might also mean an appropriate-length black dress, or a nice black sweater with no writing. Black jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt would not be appropriate for the formal nature of our concert performances.
Things to Consider:
Examples of Appropriate Concert Black:
Examples of Inappropriate Concert Black:
This is the scoring guide for the essential question "How does an ensemble support a soloist?"
Students answered this question in class during rehearsal.
Varsity Band Fam:
Below are some resources that might prove practical in your personal preparation of our concert music.
Additionally, this is our rehearsal plan and practice targets. These will be shared with you in class, but the practice targets will help you focus your personal preparation.
On Joyful Wing (Sweeney)
African Holy Night (RW Smith)
Today in class the Varsity Band will be giving and receiving peer feedback on performances of their solo/ensemble project.
The worksheet is what you will be completing for a peer. In exchange, they will complete a form for you. The rubric link will show you how the worksheet is scored.
This blog is intended to serve as a collection of announcements and information for current students and their families.