Monday, 17 September 2018

Audition Numbers

Audition Numbers for Concert Band


Audition Numbers and Tempi for Concert Band:

PLAY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ALONG WITH YOUR  2 OCTAVE CHROMATIC SCALE :

Gr.9 Concert

Page 8  #11 ♩= 100
Page 9  #19 ♩ = 60
Page 9  #23 ♩= 70 

Gr. 10 Concert

Page 8 #15 ♩= 80
Page 9  #23 ♩= 120
Page 10  #31 ♩= 100


Symphonic Band

Page 8 #15 ♩= 100
Page 9 #23 ♩= 130
Page 11 #35 ♩= 60 (take 2nd ending)
Page 12 #43 ♩= 70 (take 2nd ending)

FURTHER AUDITION INFORMATION:

NEW* - All percussionists music perform their selection at a speed which they can say every note when asked.



Audition Information and Google Docs

Jazz Band:

Our Auditions for JINTERMEDIATE and LTJO will be beginning shortly.  LTJO will begin on Monday the 24th and JINTER Jazz will begin on Tuesday the 25th 

To aid in the process, please click on the links below for your audition date and order.

(THESE LINKS WILL BE ACTIVE MONDAY SEPT 24TH)

JINTER JAZZ

LTJO


FOR JAZZ BAND  - REMEMBER:  regardless of the ensemble you end up in, you will be getting and age appropriate credit.  Thus if you are in JINTER Jazz and you are in Gr.9, you will get a Gr. 9 credit.  Vice versa, if you are in Gr 12 and you are in JINTER, you will get a Grade 12 credit.


Concert Band:

Auditions are about to begin.  Grade 10 Concert Band and Symphonic will begin on TUESDAY the 24th and Gr. 9 Concert Band will begin shortly after, however, we have not set a date yet.

To aid in the process, please click on the links below for your audition date and order.

(THESE LINKS WILL BE ACTIVE MONDAY SEPT 25TH)

GRADE 10 CONCERT BAND

SYMPHONIC BAND



(THE GRADE 9 CONCERT BAND LINK WILL BE LIVE, ONCE WE HAVE AGREED ON A DATE)

GRADE 9 CONCERT BAND




Sunday, 9 September 2018

JAZZ BAND AUDITION INFORMATION

At Westwood, we have always separated our Jazz Bands by ability. This process allows students to excel at their own level and grow with peers who are also passionate about jazz.

This year, we will be holding two weeks of mandatory  jazz band audition preparatory classes.  Any jazz band member (regardless of grade) who wishes to audition for our advanced jazz ensemble (affectionately known as LTJO) must attend lunch prep sessions on all ODD days from September 10-20.  Students not quite ready for the challenge of LTJO must attend lunch prep sessions on all EVEN days from September 11-21.  

LTJO prep begins on Monday, September 10 and Junior/ Intermediate begins on Tuesday, September 11.  





Preparatory sessions are not optional-  attendance will be taken


Students wishing to be a part of either jazz band must attend the prep sessions offered at lunch hour on either ODD or EVEN days depending on the ensemble that best fits your needs. If you do not attend, you will not be considered a member of either ensemble.

LTJO - September 10, 12, 14, 18, 20
Junior/ Intermediate Jazz - September 11, 13, 17, 19, 21

If you are not sure which ensemble better suits your abilities, you are more than welcome to attend both lunch sessions (odd and even days) until you have a feel for the music.  

After 5 classes of prep sessions (or 2 weeks) we will begin the formal audition process. Formal auditions for LTJO will start on the 24th of September and formal auditions for Junior/ Intermediate will begin on the 25th.  Each student will receive an audition date and time during their 5th class.  

Auditions will take place one on one in Mr. Edwards' office.

As always, if you have any questions, please drop by and see Mr. Edwards.


Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Welcome Back

Wow... it's here!  That magically wonderful first week of classes is upon us and I am thrilled to welcome you back to another stupendous year of music making.  Classes begin on Thursday and I look forward to hearing about your amazing summer adventures.

As always, if you have any questions, come on by the band room and say hi!