7th & 8th Grade Band students are strongly encouraged to audition for the District IV Middle School Honor Bands, which rehearse and perform the weekend of January 16-18, 2020 at Southeastern University in Hammond. The Mustangs who have been selected in the past have had an unforgettable experience participating in a fun overnight trip, performing new and challenging music, meeting other musicians, and learning from an accomplished band director. Earning membership in these prestigious groups is a great addition to any young musician’s resume. Last year we had the highest number of students from an Ascension Parish Middle School make the band and we hope to keep the record this year!
Students are already preparing the audition music and scales in class as part of their final assessments for this semester -- so let’s push them to take the extra step to go for excellence and represent at a District level!
DATE: Saturday, December 14, 2019 (individually assigned times, you may request times to avoid conflicts)
LOCATION: Denham Springs Junior High
TRANSPORTATION: Parents bring students approx. 30 mins. before scheduled time.
WHAT TO BRING TO THE AUDITION:
WHAT TO WEAR: Dress nice! The judge will see you and you want to make a good impression. There is no dress code, so use your best judgement. Make sure whatever you wear you feel comfortable playing in it.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET THERE:
The best way to not be nervous is to be prepared. Spend this last week practicing everyday! Some other tips:
IF SELECTED FOR THE BAND
*Be sure you are available for the times & dates below before signing up to audition!
Honor Band Weekend takes place in Hammond, LA at Southeastern University. The Band Boosters organize hotel rooms, chaperones, and bus transportation. The cost is typically $40-50 per student (this fluctuates depending on how many students make it and how much the Boosters are able to help cover that year). Students must be present for 100% of all rehearsals and the concert in order to participate.