Wednesday, March 7, 2012

UNA Honor Band Audition Requirements

From Lloyd Jones, UNA band director. This activity is an OPTION for Moody band students who choose to take it. Transportation, lodging, food, and supervision is up to parents and guardians.

University of North Alabama

Invitational Honor Bands 2012, April 26-28

Mr. Garry Taylor - Purple Band

Mr. Tim Clinton - Gold Band

Mr. Chris Walker - 9th Grade Band

Ms. Lori Hart - White Band

Mr. Donald Dowdy - White Band



Thanks to those of you who brought a missing piece of information to my attention! We should’ve had the audition requirements for the various levels printed on the back of sheet with the selection procedures. I have listed them below. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at your convenience. We will be awarding two $1000.00 awards to outstanding seniors who choose to attend UNA and perform in the Pride of Dixie Marching Band. These awards are in addition to their Band Performance Award. If you have not received a UNA Honor Band 2012 packet, please visit our web-site, http://www.una.edu/universitybands/ or call 256-765-4362 for information.







SENIOR HIGH BRASS:

Chromatic Scale (2 octaves articulated)
Specified Instrument Etude (posted April 23rd)
Scales are to be played in eighth notes at mm=120
SENIOR HIGH WOODWINDS:

Chromatic Scale (2 octaves articulated)
Specified Instrument Etude (posted April 23rd)
Scales are to be played in eighth notes at mm=120
SENIOR HIGH PERCUSSION:



Snare:

§ Buzz Roll (soft to loud to soft)

§ 5-stroke roll (opn/clsd/opn)

§ Flam Accents (opn/clsd/opn)

§ Single Paradiddle (opn/clsd/opn)

§ Prepared Piece (will be posted April 23rd)

Timpani:

§ Tuning (Minor 3rd, Perfect 4th….)

§ Prepared Piece (will be posted April 23rd)

Mallets:

§ 3 Chromatically adjacent major scales

§ Prepared Piece (will be posted April 23rd)



9TH-GRADE BRASS:

Chromatic Scale (minimum 1.5 octaves articulated)
Specified Instrument Etude (posted April 23rd)
Scale is to be played in eighth notes at mm=120
9th-GRADE WOODWINDS:

Chromatic Scale (2 octaves articulated)
Specified Instrument Etude (posted April 23rd)
Scale is to be played in eighth notes at mm=120
9th - GRADE PERCUSSION:



Snare:

§ Buzz Roll (soft to loud to soft)

§ 5-stroke roll (opn/clsd/opn)

§ Flam Accents (opn/clsd/opn)

§ Single Paradiddle (opn/clsd/opn)

§ Prepared Piece (will be posted April 23rd)

Timpani:

§ Tuning (Minor 3rd, Perfect 4th….)

§ Prepared Piece (will be posted April 23rd)

Mallets:

§ 3 Chromatically adjacent major scales

§ Prepared Piece (will be posted April 23rd)



JUNIOR HIGH BRASS

Chromatic Scale (1 octave articulated)
Specified Instrument Etude (posted April 23rd)
Scales are to be played in eighth notes at mm=100
JUNIOR HIGH WOODWINDS:

Chromatic Scale (1 octave articulated)
Specified Instrument Etude (posted April 23rd)
Scales are to be played in eighth notes at mm= 100
JUNIOR HIGH PERCUSSION:



Snare:

§ Buzz Roll (soft to loud to soft)

§ Single Paradiddle (opn/clsd/opn)

§ Prepared Piece (will be posted April 23rd)

Timpani:

§ Tuning (Minor 3rd, Perfect 4th….)

§ Prepared Piece (will be posted April 23rd)



Mallets:

§ 3 Chromatically adjacent major scales

§ Prepared Piece (will be posted April 23rd)