So, I was curious to see who would be interested in doing a reading session at our Summer Meeting on Saturday, August 24th. If you have not participated in a reading session, they are a BLAST! I feel that we can adequately fill out an ensemble and read through a few different tunes (various difficulty levels).
FYI - The session would most likely take place BEFORE lunch/business meeting.
RESPOND VIA EMAIL TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, AUGUST 1ST!!!
1. Will you be attending the meeting?
2. Are you interested in participating in the reading session?
3. What are some of your favorite and/or effective pieces? Include composer and difficulty level - Please select tunes that you have in your library as we will not be purchasing music for this session.
4. Are you willing to conduct a tune (or 2)?
Once I receive responses to the above information, I can narrow the selections down to a few (8-10) that we can read through and decide who will hop up and put us through our paces!
I hope you all are having a great Summer! I also hope to see many of you at the MBA Summer Convention this Sunday!
CHECK YOUR EMAILS!
There are several schools who have yet to pay their 2018-2019 District Band Audition Fees. If you are on the list, you should have received an email from email@example.com. Please respond ASAP!
An email has been sent to those who helped out by judging District Concert & Jazz auditions last year. If you are willing and available to judge again this year, please let me know!
Thanks and have a GREAT Summer!!!
The 2019-2020 clinicians are as follows:
Honor Band - Dr. John Zastoupil - MSU
Concert Band - Dr. Tim Allshouse - Blue Springs
Wyatt Barrus, a senior bassoonist from Ava High School who has decided to major in music education at Missouri State University.
Thank you to all who applied!
All large group entries for the MSHSAA State Large Group Festivals must submit a roster for each ensemble entered. This year a Google spreadsheet has been created for you to enter this information. Using this spreadsheet will eliminate you having to bring the roster(s) with you the day of the festival and present to your festival manager.
To submit your large group roster(s) click on the link below.
Also, here is a link to the Instrumental Sight Reading Instructions:
We will be using corresponding dates again this year. Here are the dates:
Auditions @ Parkview HS
Tuesday - November 5th, 2019
First Rehearsal @ Parkview HS
Saturday - January 4th, 2020
Clinic & Performance @ SBU - Official Date
Saturday - January 11th, 2020
Clinic & Performance @ SBU - Makeup Date
Saturday - January 18th, 2020
Auditions will come from the Missouri Bandmasters Association All-State Band Materials, Set IV. More info to follow!!!
In light of our current weather situation and projected forecast for tomorrow, the District Band Clinic & Performance will be postponed until NEXT Saturday, January 19th.
Once again, I will be keeping an eye on the forecast for next Saturday as well (there is currently a chance for snow in and around the Bolivar area). As a reminder, in the event that there is inclement weather next Saturday the event will be cancelled.
Thank you to everyone for your patience and understanding as we work through this crazy Midwest weather. Congratulations to those of you who now have a newly found 3-Day Weekend.
Stay safe and warm and hopefully we will see you soon.
Registration Deadline: Thursday - October 18th, 2018
Audition Date: Tuesday - November 6th, 2018 @ Parkview High School
1st Rehearsal: Saturday - January 5th, 2019 @ Parkview High School
Clinic & Performance: Saturday - January 12th, 2019 @ Southwest Baptist University
Snow/Make-Up Date: Saturday - January 19th, 2019 @ Southwest Baptist University
MSHSAA Assigned State Days for 2018-2022
New Ratings System for State Solo/Ensemble
Explanation of Old/New Editions of All State Books
SCMMEA Helpful Band Links
Arban Book Comparison 1936 vs. 2013