Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble Auditions 2020-2021

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    Thank you for your interest in CB South Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble.  

    Please read through the audition requirements thoroughly to ensure you prepare the correct material.  All auditions will be done on your own and sent to me as a video recording via your student OneDrive account.  All audition submissions are due BY OR BEFORE FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020. Please note that auditions videos will be evaluated by Mr. Cox and other Central Bucks music staff members as needed to make final determinations. 

     

    ALL STUDENTS NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN SYMPHONIC BAND OR JAZZ ENSEMBLE WILL SELECT CONCERT BAND IN THE SCHEDULING PORTAL. CHANGES WILL BE MADE BY THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT AND SELECTED STUDENTS ONCE THE AUDITIONS ARE EVALUATED BEFORE THE PORTAL CLOSES.  

     

    *If you do not receive a reply email stating, "audition received" then I have not received your audition*
     

    Symphonic Band Audition

    Each student interested in auditioning for the Central Bucks South Symphonic Band should prepare the 3 excerpts for their instrument at the links below. Please take the opportunity to listen to recordings below, each recording link will open a youtube video to where the excerpt begins. There are no tempo markings on each of the excerts, only students who take the time to listen to each piece will know how fast or slow to play each excerpt. 

    *Percussionists (Drums/Mallet Players) should prepare the mallet and battery percussion requirements. Any mallet instrument you have available will work for recording the mallet excerpts. 

    Symphonic Band Excerpts

     

    Jazz Ensemble Audition

     

    Each student interested in auditioning for the Central Bucks South Jazz Ensemble should prepare the 2 excerpts for their instrument at the links below. Please take the opportunity to listen to recordings of each piece so you can make styaltiscally appropriate adjustments to your performance. Please note: Each instrument has two excerpts, one from Crusin for a Bluesin and one from Horn of Puente

     

    Jazz Ensemble Excerpts

     Brass Players - Pick lead vs lower based on whichever is best for your range capabilities. 

    Audition Music

    Symphonic Band Excerpts (melody excerpts may not be played by your specific instruement but can be used for reference):

    1. O Magnum Mysterium
    2. Aegean Festival Overture
    3. Nocturne

    Jazz Ensemble Music:

    1. Crusin for a Bluesin
    2. Horn of Puente

     

    Before you record/submit

    • Video should be facing you.
    • Start by stating your name and grade.
    • Make sure you have all parts of the audition recorded
      • Symphonic Band requirements - 3 excerpts
        • O Magnum Mysterium
        • Aegean Festival Overture
        • Nocturne
      • Jazz Ensemble requirements - 2 excerpts
        • Crusin for a Bluesin
        • Horn of Puente
    • Upload the file(s) to your student OneDrive account
    • Share the file(s) with Mr. Cox at BrianCox@cbsd.org via onedrive.
    • Fill out the following Microsoft Form