2014 Intermediate Band/Orchestra/Percussion
STUDENTS: Check the 2014 Intermediate Band/Orchestra/Percussion Placements document to see if you have been accepted, then print the applicable acceptance letter. Sponsoring directors have been emailed the audition scores: check with your director for your audition scores.
CJMEA INTERMEDIATE BAND/ORCHESTRA DIRECTORS - If you did not receive your students audition codes after finishing your responsibilities at the auditions on 1/25, please email Seth Davis at email@example.com and they will be provided for you.
PARENTS and STUDENTS: Please direct ALL questions to your director. E-mails or phone calls from parents and students will not be answered.
●CJMEA Intermediate Band: Please note that there will be an open audition for Tuba, Bass Clarinet, and Bassoon at the second symphonic band rehearsal on March 7th, 5pm at Crossroads North Middle School. For more information and audition requirements, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. DIRECTORS – if you wish to bring a student to an open audition, you must email email@example.com so we know to expect you. Make sure the student is prepared to execute all aspects of the normal intermediate band audition.
Intermediate Band Students – see below for links to
recordings of the pieces you are playing for your ensembles.
Please listen to these recordings, but keep in mind that your
conductors might have other ideas about tempo and/or
interpretation in mind. Happy listening!
Reverberations – Brian Balmages
Dier’ in De – Warren Barker
American Riversongs- Pierre La Plante
Canto – W. Francis McBeth
Military Escort – Harold Benner arr. Swearingen
Festivo – Vaclav Nelhybel
Air for Band – Frank Erickson
Rhythm Stand – Jennifer HIgston
Prairie Dances – David Holsinger
Alamo March – Karl L. King
Also, feel free to search www.Youtube.com and www.jwpepper.com with the piece title and composer to find other performances of the pieces.
●Please note that there will be an open audition for piano and double bass at the first orchestra rehearsal. For more information and audition requirements, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are planning to attend the open audition for piano or bass please be aware of the following:
Arrive by 8:30am.
Expect to be at the audition for a minimum of two hours.
Students will be notified by the Intermediate Orchestra Chairperson if they qualify for the ensemble.
The decision of the audition committee is final. If you successfully audition, you are expected to follow the attendance policy. A summary of this policy can be download here: "Orchestra Acceptance Letter."
Bass Players are to prepare the same repertoire that was required for the January 25th audition. Please review the audition requirements.
Pianists are to prepare a piece of his/her choice that shows his/her ability. Be ready for sight reading, as well.
●Please note that there will be an open audition for Tuba at the first symphonic band rehearsal. For more information and audition requirements, please e-mail email@example.com. DIRECTORS – if you wish to bring a student to an open audition, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org so we know to expect you. Make sure the student is prepared to execute all aspects of the normal intermediate band audition.
2014 Intermediate Chorus
Please mark your calendars with the following information. The March 8* dress rehearsal and March 9* concert are MANDATORY. If you do not attend these dates, you will be dismissed from the choir and ineligible to audition next year.
2/1 9am-1 pm Monroe Twp Middle School, 1629 Perrineville Road, Monroe Twp 08831
2/8 9am-1 pm Hammarskjold Middle School, 200 Rues Lane, East Brunswick 08816
2/22 9am-1 pm Woodrow Wilson Middle School, 50 Woodrow Wilson Drive, Edison 08820
2/28 5pm-9 pm South Plainfield Middle School, 2201 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield 07080
3/1 9am-1 pm Monroe Twp Middle School, 1629 Perrineville Road, Monroe Twp 08831
3/8 9am-1 pm Churchill Junior High School, 18 Norton Road, East Brunswick 08816
3/9 5pm concert Ridge High School, 268 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge 07920