• 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 to audition. Each student has two methods to audition. The student will choose ONE method if he or she is an EXPERIENCED (2 years or more on the instrument) band student.

     

    *Method #2 : Virtual Audition:

    All recordings will be submitted through the Flipgrid platform. Students are encouraged to submit the best visual and audio video. Therefore, multiple attempts are encouraged before submitting ONE video. Please, show both of your chosen prepared pieces clearly to your camera before recording. - (Please see examples at the bottom of the page)

     

    Instructions for Using Flipgrid: Visit www.flipgrid.com, Enter the student’s school e-mail/gmail address, Enter Flipgrid Code 11c0fb60

     

    *Experienced Students are Expected to Prepare the Following:

     

    Criteria

    Description of Process

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

    *Concert Scale(s): Play one octave 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 of their choice 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 45 seconds or longer.

    *Prepared Piece -

    {Faster Tempo}

    *The student is required to perform a solo work of their choice 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 + Points:

    Scales/Rudiments=50 pts.

    Musicality=100 pts.

    Prepared Piece #1=75 pts.

    Prepared Piece #2 = 75 pts.

     

    *You are NOT required to audition both physically or virtually 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.

     

    Important: Director(s) will use the student’s music aptitude score as their audition if a student falls in this category as well as the data from the following google form - {Link:} https://tinyurl.com/y3p5cctx (please copy this link and paste into the address bar of a new tab if it is not hot)

     

     

    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

Audition Video Examples

  • *Band Audition Process - Percussion

     

    *Band Audition Process - Brass

     

    *Band Audition Process - Woodwinds