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Placement info

Placements for following school year for SB/WE/JB will starts Week of April 16th, after Spring Break. 

Symphonic Band placement requirements for returning middle school students:
Concert Bb, Eb, F, C, G, Ab scale with arpeggios and 3rds. They will be asked to play 2 scales of director's choice. Also brief solo song of student's choice. It can be exercise from tradition of excellence book or song of their choice.

Trumpets are expected to be able to play Eb scale going up to high F, Clarinets must go over a break to higher register notes, Flutes/Saxophones must play 2 octaves. Percussion will play scales on mallets and solo song on Snare Drum.

Symphonic Band placement for new incoming 6th graders:
Concert Bb for Flute, Clarinet, and Lower Brass.
Concert Eb for Alto Saxophone and Trumpet.
In addition to your scale, prepare short solo song of your choice from the Red Traditional of Excellence book.
Arpeggios and 3rds are not required. You can find the scales on page 40-41 of your Red Tradition of Excellence book.
Incoming students must send a video of them playing their scale through google classroom. If student wishes to audition in person, please make appointment by e-mailing nkim@rbusd.org
 
To sign up, using your chrome book/tablet go to Google Classroom- Join a Class- enter code: 55kwli5
Upload your video directly unto Google Classroom. Video uploaded must have your full name followed by SB on the title Ex: SB Kim, Noorhee. You can only submit 1 video per student,  make sure to submit it only when it's ready. Video should be no longer than 2 minutes. Do not use professional sound/video equipment. Cell phone camera or web cam is recommended.
All audition video and live audition deadline is Friday, April 20th, 

Wind Ensemble placement requirements:
Concert Bb, Eb, F, C, G, Ab, Db, with arpeggios/3rds and chromatic scale. They will be asked to play 2 scales of director's choice. Also brief solo song of student's choice. It can be from their book or song of their choice.

Trumpets are expected to be able to play Eb, F scale going up to high F and G, Clarinets must go over a break to higher register notes, Flutes/Saxophones to play 2 octaves on their scales whenever they can. Percussion will play scales on mallets and solo song on Snare Drum.

Jazz Band placement requirements:
Same as WE placement requirements plus Bb blues scale and improvisation in Bb blues. Keyboard must play scale, solo piece and sigh read. Set must play two different styles, and one improvisation in style of their choice.