Symphony Band: 1, 1, 1, SR 2, overall 1
Orchestra: 1, 1, 1, SR 1, overall 1
Wind Ensemble: 1, 1, 1, SR 1, overall 1
All 3 classes will have the opportunity to listen to their performance and hear the judges’ comments in class Monday. Congratulations again!
Thank you to the parents who chaperoned and assisted the percussion throughout the day – you were an amazing help to the students and myself! Thank you also to the friends and family who came out to support our musicians as they performed Thursday and Friday. Your encouragement as we prepared to perform, during performance, in sight reading, and after was an important ingredient in the groups’ experience. Thank you!
STATE SOLO & ENSEMBLE
Saturday, March 18 at South Lyon HS (in less than 2 weeks)
The State Solo and Ensemble schedule should be posted sometime this week. When it is made available to me, I will post the schedule on the music website. If you find you have a conflict with your time that CANNOT be resolved, please let me know as soon as possible. MSBOA will NOT change a time because you do not like to perform early or your accompanist has several events. Unless there is an unavoidable conflict, your time will not be changed. If you know you will NOT be participating in State S/E let me know so I can "scratch" your event and MSBOA can put someone else in your time slot.
Students in grades 10-12 who registered to perform a solo at State Solo & Ensemble are required to perform a proficiency, which includes scales and sight-reading in addition to the prepared solo. Please read the proficiency information in the link below to be sure you are preparing the correct scale proficiencies. All scales must be performed in the “in tempo” rhythm pattern we use in class. The judge will specify tongued or slurred before you play each scale so be sure you can perform scales with both articulations. Be sure you are preparing the melodic form of minor.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to be practicing your scales daily! Individuals who play transposing instruments (i.e. clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, horn, etc.), the scales indicated for proficiency are listed in your key. If the scale is G2, the scale you perform will start on your G (do not transpose!). In the Proficiency Requirement document, you will find scale requirements and all extra requirements for piano and percussion. Proficiencies are for SOLOS grades 10-12.
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