1. Students will audition for chair placement for concert band. This will audition will include three different parts:
- Prepared etude (see below to print) - Graded
- Scale (see below to print)- Graded
- Sight-reading - Used for placement, but not graded
- All sight-reading will be done in class this week. The prepared etude and assigned scale will need to be recorded and sent in by Monday, November 6 at 9:00pm. Percussionists will need to plan accordingly and record themselves playing on the marimba before rehearsals start in the mornings.
3. NCDA/1st Round OkMEA auditions are THIS Saturday, November 4 at Owasso HS. A separate email will be sent out with information.
4. We will be playing at all football playoff games. The first one will be an AWAY game on November 10. If we win that game, we will play the following week. If we lose, football season is over.
5. We will be working on music for our Veteran's Day Assembly at the high school which will be held on Monday, November 13, at 10:00am in the HS gym.
6. Cimarron Valley honor band auditions (concert and jazz) will be on Saturday, November 18, at Bristow HS. A separate email will be sent with information once we receive it.
7. We will be performing at the Stillwater Parade of Lights on Thursday, December 7. EVERY STUDENT NEEDS A SET OF BATTERY POWERED CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND A SANTA HAT! They can typically be found at Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby. (They are not always easy to find on the shelf.) LED lights work best.
8. MONDAY, DECEMBER 11 - Band Christmas Concert at 7:00pm in the HS Gym. This concert will feature the Beginning Band, 7/8 Band, and the HS Band as well as the Band Queen and King Coronation Ceremony.
9. Weather permitting, we will plan to play carols at the Old-Fashioned Country Christmas celebration at the Territorial Plaza in Perkins on Thursday, December 14.