• Band

Audition Information

  • The following information is an explanation of the Meyerland PVA Middle School Band Audition Process. The rubric below shows the necessary requirements for a digital recording submission. All recordings will be submitted through the HISD audition platform. Students are encouraged to submit the best visual and audio video. Therefore, multiple attempts are encouraged before submitting one video.

     

    Finally, please show both prepared pieces clearly to your camera before recording.

     

    *Students are Expected to Prepare the Following:

    Criteria

    Description of Process

    *Scale(s) (and/or) Percussion Rudiments

    *Concert Scale(s): Play two octaves ascending & descending

    *Chromatic Scale: Play one octave ascending & descending

    *Percussion Rudiments: double stroke, paradiddle, flams, ruffs … etc.

    *Prepared Piece -

    {Slower Tempo}

    *The student is required to perform a solo work to demonstrate their expressive command of the instrument. The student should choose a piece that they feel will effectively exhibit their musicianship. The piece should be at least 1 minute or longer.

    *Prepared Piece -

    {Faster Tempo}

    *The student is required to perform a solo work to demonstrate their technical command of the instrument. The student should choose a piece that they feel will effectively exhibit their musicianship. The piece should be at least 45 seconds or longer.

     

    Scoring Criteria:

    Scales/Rudiments

    Musicality

    Prepared Piece #1

    Prepared Piece #2

     

    *You are NOT required to play an instrument on your video when…

    *The student does not know how to read music.

    *The student has only played a band instrument for 6 months or less.

    *The student does not have an instrument to use.

     

    Note: Director(s) will use the student’s music aptitude score as their audition if a student falls in this category. On your video recording, state one of the above reasons why playing an instrument isn’t occurring

     

    Please, e-mail either band director if you have any further questions. Best of Luck!

     

    Sincerely,

    Christopher Orloske - Director of Bands - Candace Jordan - Assistant Band Director -

    E-mail: christopher.orloske@houstonisd.org / cjordan4@houstonisd.org