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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 6th graders must send a video of them playing their scale through google classroom. Follow the steps below:
 
1. Use the link to log into google classroom.
2. Sign up to google classroom. Click on join class,enter code: 55kwli5
3. Upload your video directly unto Google Classroom. Please include your full name on the title of the video. You can only submit 1 video per student,  make sure to submit it only when it's ready. Video should be around 2-5 minutes. No need to use professional sound/video equipment. Cell phone camera or web cam is recommended.
4. If you prefer to audition in person, make an appointment using the link provided on google classroom.
All audition video and live audition deadline is Friday, April 20th
 
Uploading Video instructions:
1. Have somebody record your video on their smart phone.
2. Introduce yourself (first and last name) on the video
3. Record playing scale and solo song. 
4. Share video on your google drive account.
5. (Wait few minutes to upload onto google drive, depending on internet connection speed) upload it onto google drive.
6, Upload the video, title the video your first and last name.

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, 3rd scale will be chromatic. 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 (3 scales, solo song, Bb blues and improvisation). Keyboard must play scale, solo piece and sigh read. Drum set and guitarist must play two different styles, and one improvisation in style of their choice.