On Wednesday, January 31 individuals who are participating in Solo and Ensemble will have the opportunity to perform for musician mentors. Students who choose to participate in the clinic will select a 10-minute performance time between 6p and 9p for EACH event performing. Performance will be a mock setting of the actual Solo & Ensemble event. Therefore, individuals need to bring their original score for the mentor. If your accompanist is available to perform, this is a great opportunity to get one last run through in before Solo and Ensemble. Events planning to participate need to register online by completing the TWO steps below.
CLINIC REGISTRATION STEPS:
- Complete the Google Form for EACH event performing. Access the GOOGLE FORM here.
- Sign-up for a performance time by clicking here.
Friends and family are encouraged to come out to hear these wonderful young musicians perform. There will be events in the instrumental music room, choir room, and auditorium throughout the 3-hour clinic. Solo and Ensemble events that do not perform for the clinic must perform for their class before attending Solo and Ensemble.
SOLO & ENSEMBLE
DISTRICT SOLO & ENSEMBLE is this Saturday! The schedule is available in the link below and on the music web. Be sure you have shared this information with your ensemble members and accompanist. Remind accompanists the event will be held at Livonia Franklin HS this year. If 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 S&E, let me know so I can "scratch" your event and MSBOA can put someone else in your time slot. This also helps me avoid waiting around FHS at the end of a very long day waiting for your rating sheet to arrive.
BE SURE TO READ THE SOLO & ENSEMBLE INFORMATION PAMPHLET COMPLETELY. This will help you abide by MSBOA’s rules and assist you in having a positive experience. Remember pieces must be a MINIMUM of 2 minutes in length and you must have an ORIGINAL SCORE. Below are some of the most commonly missed rules. Solo and Ensemble will be held at FRANKLIN HS on Saturday, February 3, 2018.
REMINDER - Percussion, string bass, and large instrument musicians:
You are responsible for the transportation of your instrument to and from Franklin HS. Franklin will NOT provide any instruments or mallets at Solo and Ensemble. Large instruments must be picked-up from Stevenson by 3:30p on Friday, February 2.
Events that do not abide by the following rules and regulations will be disqualified and will not receive a rating or a medal.
1. Time Limits: An event will not receive a rating if the minimum time limit is not reached. Repeats or any other markings may not be added to lengthen a piece. However, you may play more than one piece to meet the time requirement. High school events must be a minimum of 2 minutes (timing your piece to be a minimum of 2 1/2 minutes to allow for faster tempos the day of the performance is a good idea) with a maximum of 6 minutes. Chamber ensemble events (9-20 member groups) must be a minimum of 3 minutes with a maximum of 12 minutes. There is no penalty if a longer event is stopped after reaching the maximum time limit.
2. Accompaniment: If a written accompaniment is published for your piece, whether a solo or an ensemble, it must be played. No rating will be given if the accompaniment is not played. While you may think your solo does not have an accompaniment, many times the accompaniment is published in a separate book. Most high school solos are written with a piano accompaniment. A good place to double check is on the internet (www.jwpepper.com is a good site to check).
3. Ensemble Parts: All ensemble parts must be played with one to a part. For example, a trio must have three players; not two, not four. Instrument substitutions are allowed.
4. Original Full Score: An original full score showing all parts (solo accompaniment does not have to be shown), with each measure numbered must be provided to the judge (you should also number the measures in your music for when the judge talks to you about your performance). No rating will be given if an original, numbered score is not provided. If a score is not published, it is the responsibility of the performers to make one in which all parts are aligned. When a handwritten or computer-generated score is presented, the performers must play from original parts.
Events that do not abide by MSBOA rules and regulations will be disqualified and will not receive a rating or a medal.
STATE SOLO & ENSEMBLE – Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ South Lyon HS
Events receiving a FIRST DIVISION rating at District Solo & Ensemble Saturday will be eligible to perform at State Solo & Ensemble at South Lyon High School on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Events choosing to participate in State Solo & Ensemble MUST register and pay all fees by Tuesday, February 6. State S&E registration can be found HERE.
Chamber ensembles are up and running! Click HERE for details regarding the ensembles currently being offered. All who plan to participate need to email the coach of their ensemble by Wednesday, January 31 to confirm placement in the ensemble.
Flute - Wednesdays (3:45-5p)
Ms. Kirven email@example.com
Clarinet - Tuesdays (3:30-5p)
Mickayla Chapman firstname.lastname@example.org
Brass - Thursdays (6-7:30p)
Melissa Parks email@example.com
Percussion - Wednesdays (4-6p)
Ms. Sato firstname.lastname@example.org
Percussion Ensemble info click HERE
DISNEY 2018 – Orlando, FL (April 2-7, 2018)
Calling all Stevenson musicians who would like to spend spring break 2018 with Mickey Mouse! There are still seats available and not much time left to register for the Music Department Orlando trip scheduled for April 2-7, 2018. If you are still interested in traveling to Disney with the music department, please register ASAP as registration will be closing by the middle of February. We are looking forward to another great music experience for our musicians and families.
MUSICAL - PIT ORCHESTRA
This year's MUSICAL will be Mary Poppins. Pit orchestra will begin with an information meeting on January 30 at 3p. Rehearsals will mainly run from 3-5 p.m. Since the shows we perform at Stevenson are full Broadway musicals, the music can be very challenging. Therefore, the opportunity to participate is available to students based on their concert ensemble and chair placement (there are NO auditions). Individuals participating in the pit will be informed in class and will receive schedules for practices. It is extremely important that members of the pit participate in every rehearsal for the entire scheduled time.
Thursday, February 8 is the Stevenson Triad Collage Concert (Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Marching Band will perform). Marching Band will have a rehearsal in the competition gym Monday, February 5 from 3-4:30p to prepare for the event. Be sure you have located your marching band uniform and all its pieces (jacket, pants, gloves, shoes, hat) for this performance. You will need to review show music and the Fight Song for this performance.
In rehearsal Monday, we will be working on Groovemaker and Count Bubba. Be sure to work out your individual parts before rehearsal so we can have a productive rehearsal.
Groovemaker recording click HERE
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