Alta High School Instrumental Music Audition Packet

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1 Alta High School Instrumental Music Audition Packet Ensembles Music Ensembles are open to all grades at Alta High School. Ensembles are listed as either Non Audition or Audition Required. Students wanting to enter a non-audition class may do so without any restrictions during their allotted class registration date. Any students wishing to add an auditioned course, must attend their desired classes audition date. See following page for Ensemble details and audition materials. Available Ensembles: Symphonic Band (Band II - Intermediate) 9-12th Non-Audition Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra II - Intermediate) 9-12th - Non- Audition Wind Symphony (Band III- Advanced) 9-12th - Audition Required Chamber Orchestra (Orchestra III- Advanced) 9-12th - Audition Required Jazz Ensemble (Band III - Advanced) 9-12th - Audition Required Percussion Ensemble (Band III - Advanced) 9-12th - Audition Required Marching Band (Band II/III - Intermediate/Advanced) 9-12th (Canyons District Schools) Non- Audition Wind Symphony Auditions: March 15th, 2017 Jazz and Percussion Auditions: March 16th, 2017 Chamber Orchestra Auditions: March 17th, 2017 Location: Alta High School Music Room (1533): 3:00pm-5:00pm Page 1

2 Symphonic Band Grades 9-12 (1.0 Credit) Available Instruments - Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, and Percussion This intermediate level band course is designed for the wind/ percussion musicians who want to improve their technical and expressive musical skills through performance. Students will be expected to practice minutes a day. Pep band may be part of the course requirement during football and basketball seasons. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade. Wind Symphony Grades credit Prerequisite: Audition Required Available Instruments - Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, and Percussion This advanced band course is designed for the wind musician who wants to improve their technical and expressive musical proficiency through performance and study of music. Students will be expected to practice minutes a day. Pep band may be part of the course requirement during football and basketball seasons. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade. Philharmonic Orchestra Grades credit Prerequisite: 2 years of middle school orchestra or 1 year of private lessons Available Instruments - Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass This course is open to all orchestral string musicians who want to improve their skills through large group performance. Emphasis is on growth in technical proficiency, full orchestral literature and performance. Students will be expected to practice minutes a day Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade. Chamber Orchestra Grades Credit Prerequisite: Audition Required Available Instruments - Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass This advanced course is designed for the experienced orchestral string musician who wants to improve his/her skills through group performance. Students will be expected to practice minutes a day. Emphasis is on growth in technical proficiency, string orchestral literature, and performance. Rehearsals and performances outside of class are part of the course requirements and constitute a portion of the grade Page 2

3 Percussion Ensemble Grades credit Prerequisite: Audition Required Available Instruments - Snare, Drumset, Timpani, Marimba, etc. Students will be expected to play various percussion instruments This course is designed for percussion ensemble performance as well as participation in concert, orchestral, wind ensemble and/ or pep band activities. Students with drum and mallet percussion experience (i.e. marimba, xylophone, and vibes) are encouraged to improve their skill in a large group setting. Students will be expected to practice minutes a day. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade. Jazz Ensemble Grades credit Prerequisite: Audition Required/ Membership in another instrumental group may be required Available Instruments - Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Trumpet, Drum Set, Piano, Guitar, Bass. This advanced course is designed for those students with an interest in performing jazz, Latin, and big band literature. Strict jazz ensemble instrumentation is observed. The group is designed to provide students with a thorough knowledge of jazz through performance. Students will be expected to practice minutes a day. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade. Marching Band - Large Ensemble (Fall semester only) Grades credit Prerequisite: Non-Audition. Membership in another music group is required. Available Instruments - Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Trumpet, French Horn, Mellophone, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Color Guard, and Percussion This is an after school band course that is designed to incorporate both the indoor/concert and outdoor/athletic aspects of musical performance. A required one- week on-site marching band camp will be held in the first week of August and is required for membership in the marching band. Students will be expected to practice minutes a day. Performances at football games, parades and marching competitions are mandatory and will constitute a major portion of the grade. Page 3 (NEXT) Audition Materials

4 FLUTE 2. Lyrical/Slow Excerpt Page 4

5 2. Lyrical/Slow Excerpt OBOE Page 5

6 CLARINET 2. Lyrical/Slow Excerpt (Play Top or Bottom) Page 6

7 2. Lyrical/Slow Excerpt SAXOPHONE Page 7

8 2. Lyrical Excerpt BASSOON Page 8

9 2. Lyrical Excerpt BASS CLARINET Page 9

10 2. Lyrical Excerpt TRUMPET Page 10

11 2. Lyrical Excerpt FRENCH HORN Page 11

12 2. Lyrical Excerpt TROMBONE/BARITONE Page 12

13 2. Lyrical Excerpt TUBA Page 13

14 2. Excerpt #1 VIOLIN 3. Excerpt #2 Page 14

15 VIOLA 2. Excerpt #1 3. Excerpt #2 Page 15

16 2. Excerpt #1 CELLO 3. Excerpt #2 Page 16

17 2. Lyrical Excerpt BASS Page 17

18 1. 2 Major Scales of your choice on Marimba. 2. Rudimental Excerpt (Pad/Snare) PERCUSSION 3. Mallet Excerpt (Bells, Marimba, Xylophone) Page 18

19 1. Saxophone, Trumpet, & Guitar Jazz Ensemble 2. Bass and Trombone Page 19

20 3. Jazz Drum Set (Play Bossa Grove during slashes) 4. Jazz Piano Page 20

21 Additional Audition Information All auditions will be one on one. Any student wishing to audition may play 60 seconds of their own prepared solo IN ADDITION to the previous audition material. Students will also be asked to sight read a short easier excerpt. If you are unable to make it to your designated audition date, please contact Mr. Shabestari below to schedule an audition. Welcome to the Alta High School music program! Please Contact Mr. Shabestari with any questions you may have. Caleb Shabestari Director of Instrumental Music Alta High School AUDITIONS: Wind Symphony Auditions: March 15th, 2017 Jazz and Percussion Auditions: March 16th, 2017 Chamber Orchestra Auditions: March 17th, 2017 Alta High School Music Room (1533) 3:00pm-5:00pm Follow us on Facebook and Instagram: Alta Instrumental Music Website: altainstrumentalmusic.weebly.com Page 21

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