LEHIGH HIGH SCOOL
GENERAL INFORMATION AND DIRECTIONS
If coming from I-75, turn
east on Exit 22 (Colonial Blvd.) Travel 5 miles to Gunnery Rd. Turn left on
Gunnery Rd. Lehigh is on the left (take the second entrance).
FBA Concert Band Festival
We hope that you will
attend all of these events with your son/daughter. Our success at these performances will depend on every band
member's participation. We will need
your help at these events. The
following is a list of general information to help you prepare for these
students are making great progress in preparing for these festivals. Please see that
your son/daughter is
prepared for these events. Feel
free to call with any questions or concerns.
-Festival Concert March 17
Location: Cape Coral High
Dress - casual
B. FBA Concert March 26
Location: Lehigh High School
3/26/09 – Wind Ensemble FBA Festival
Depart - 11:45am
Perform -2:00 pm
3. Return - 5:00 pm
Note: All students must wear concert attire. These are mandatory
performances for all Band Members.
Florida Bandmasters Association
2009 ALL-STATE MIDDLE
SCHOOL AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
(For the 7th and 8th grade All-State
Band – auditioning in September of 2008 for the January 2009 FMEA Conference)
1. All-State Middle School Band membership rules and regulations:
a) The student must be in the seventh or eighth grade.
Middle School Band
Audition Requirements for Brass, Woodwinds and Percussion:
b) A chromatic
scale covering the range for their instrument (as given in the All-State
Middle School Audition Requirements.) The scale will be performed in even eighth notes at a minimum tempo of MM quarter note
= 144. The scale will be tongued ascending and slurred descending where
applicable. Scale is to be memorized.
major scales, (in 2 minutes or less) from memory, complete with arpeggios,
at a minimum tempo of MM quarter note = 120. Scales are to be performed a minimum of 2 octaves where possible. Students who
wish to play a 3rd octave may do so. All scales must be performed within the allotted time frame. Scales must be performed
in complete octaves. The scale pattern is .
The arpeggio pattern is . The scales are to be tongued ascending and slurred descending where applicable. The student will be
asked to perform scales in their transposed form.
Scales will be performed in the following order, starting with the concert key of: G, C, F, Bb, Eb,
Ab, & Db.
d) A short
sight-reading exercise(s) to demonstrate the student’s reading ability.
The student will have thirty seconds to study the piece before playing it.
(Percussionists must audition on snare, xylophone, and timpani. Sight-reading will be required in all
2009 All-State Middle School Band Prepared Exercises
and 8th grade)
All exercises are from the Rubank Advanced Method, Volume I, except Percussion
Chromatic: 2 octaves from Eb (use flute book)
Exercise page 27, #8; Meas. 1- 18; no repeats; top; eighth note = 126.
All Piccolo students MUST also audition on Flute. Their Flute audition will
determine membership in the band and the Piccolo double will be determined by the
Piccolo audition. The Piccolo audition will contain the chromatic scale and the
above exercise – no other scales and no sight-reading.
in F; Chromatic: 2 octaves from F
Lyrical Exercise: pg. 41, #26; all; top; quarter=90.
Technical Exercise: pg. 59, #34; all; quarter-138.
Chromatic: 3 octaves from C
Lyrical Exercise: pg. 35; #15; top, measure 1-22; quarter note = 72.
Technical Exercise: pg. 53; #22; all; quarter note = 160.
Euphonium BC; Chrom.:
2 octaves from F
Lyrical Exercise: pg. 35; #19; all, top line; eighth note = 96.
Technical Exercise: pg. 51; #7; all, no repeats, no DC; dotted quarter = 100.
Chromatic: 2 octaves from C
Lyrical Exercise: pg. 34, #17, top, all, no repeat, quarter note=84.
Technical Exercise: p. 46, #6. All, no repeat – dotted quarter=112.
TC; Chromatic: 2 octaves from G
(use trumpet book)
Lyrical Exercise: p. 48, #9. All, quarter=80.
Technical Exercise: p. 38, #22. Beginning to m.31 plus 1 note, quarter=120.
Chromatic: 2 octaves from F
Lyrical Exercise: pg. 21, #4; top, all, no repeats; dotted quarter = 60.
Technical Exercise: pg 37, #23; top, all, no repeats; half note = 104.
Chromatic: 2 octaves from F
Lyrical Exercise: pg. 27; #3; meas.1 to 15 + one note; quarter note = 72.
Technical Exercise: pg. 49; #13; all; quarter note = 68.
Clarinet; Chromatic: 3 octaves from E
Lyrical Exercise: pg. 32; #11; top, m. 1-15 + one note, no repeats; eighth=108.
Technical Exercise: pg. 52; #12; all; dotted quarter = 92.
& Eb Contra Alto Clarinet; (use clarinet book)
Chromatic: 2 octaves from E
Lyrical Exercise: pg. 42, #19; bottom, beginning to measure 22; quarter=60.
Technical Exercise: page 57, #27; all; quarter note = 88.
Alto, Tenor, and Bari Saxophone;
Chromatic: 2 octaves from C
Lyrical Exercise: pg. 36, #20; meas. 1-15 + one note; quarter=88.
Technical Exercise: pg. 49, #16; all; eighth=172.
Chromatic: 2 octaves from G
Lyrical: P. 28, #13, top, beginning to measure 15 plus 1 note, quarter note= 84.
Technical: P.51, #18, all, half note= 80.
Percussionists must audition and sight read in all three areas.
Chromatic: 2 octaves from Bb
Exercise: p. 26, play pick-up to measure 9 through downbeat of measure 44,
dotted quarter note = 70.
Masterworks for Mallets, trans. by Beth Gottlieb
Exercise: p. 29, #17, play beginning to count 5 of measure 24
Intermediate Snare Drum Studies by Mitchell Peters
Publisher: Mitchell Peters
Etude 9: download from www.flmusiced.org/fba
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