WSC Festival of Honor Bands

Saturday, January 25, 2014  |  Rehearsals begin @ 8:30, Concert @ 4:30

 

The Festival of Honor Bands occurs on the last Saturday of January each year and consists of three honor bands.  The bands are comprised of High School and Junior High School students from Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota who come together for a full day of rehearsals culminating in a late afternoon concert. Students are selected on the basis of a taped audition and given the opportunity to work with guest clinicians. All application and audition materials are listed below.

 

 

Future Festival Dates:

January 31, 2015

January 30, 2016

January 28, 2017

 

 

How to Participate

To participate in Honor Band
please
download the

Application

(Microsoft Excel)

 

View the

Invitation Letter

Audition Music

 

Click on the appropriate links below to view and print this year's audition music. You will need Adobe Reader to view these files, which is available for free download at: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

 

Please carefully follow the Audition Instructions when submitting recordings.

 

Junior High School Band

 

All Junior High auditions should begin with a chromatic scale throughout the individual's full range (including mallets). Please slur eighth notes at m.m. 60. Then record the appropriate audition piece below.

 

Snare and Timpani auditions should begin with an Open Long Roll.

 

Then record the appropriate audition piece below.

 

 

*Percussionists may perform on one or more instruments for their audition.

**Snare and Timpani auditions should begin with a Long Roll.

 

 

High School Band.

 

All High School auditions should begin with concert C and A flat scales throughout the individual's full range (including mallets). Please tongue eighth notes at m.m.=80.

 

Snare auditions should begin with the Single Paradiddle.

Timpani auditions should begin with a Single Stroke Roll (open to closed)

 

Then record the appropriate audition piece below.

 

Printable Part (PDF)
Smart Music File
Printable Part (PDF)
Smart Music File
SNARE DRUM*

*Percussionists may perform on one or more instruments for their audition.

**Snare auditions should begin with the Single Paradiddle.

***Timpani auditions should begin with a Single Stroke Roll (open to closed)

 

Please contact David Bohnert for website related issues.

 

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