SYMPHONIC BAND Chair placement information

This information distributed August 19, 2019 via physical handout and digitally.

            Symphonic Band chair placements will take place in class during the week of August 26.  You will be responsible for performing the etude on your part.  Auditions will be digitally recorded in the practice rooms upstairs and will be assessed on levels one and two on our rubric.  On the day of your audition, a schedule will be posted with your name and audition room.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019


Wednesday, August 28, 2019


Thursday, September 13


Percussion: Xylophone

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will I be playing in front of the whole band?!
A: No – you will be playing your part in an upstairs practice room for a digital recorder.  You will be in the only one in your room.

Q: What if I’m new and the part is very difficult?

A: Practice!  However, I also understand that some of the parts can be challenging for newcomers.   Play what you can play, and that is what will be assessed. 

Q: If I mess up, can I start over?

A: If you mess up or make an error, go on.  Chances are the mistake was not as big of a deal as you thought it was!  However, if students are caught tampering with the recorder or doing a second take, the placement will not be counted.

Q: Do I have to play an assessment/placement?

A: Yes – this is a part of everyone’s grade, and all students must submit a performance, even if you are the only one in my section.