Auditions


Below is information for various types of auditions held each year. Each column decribes the auditions and gives directions on what students need to do to participate. If you have queations, contact
Mr. Jiménez or Miss Tsarnas.

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College Park Placement Auditions

This column describes ensemble placement auditions for the 2017-2018 academic year. Auditions will be held on May 23, 24 & 25 for Incoming Freshmen.  

Current CP Students will have their auditions during class on the same days. 

INCOMING FRESHMEN:
All incoming freshmen can enroll in the following ensemble classes, no audition required: Concert Band, String Orchestra & Jazz Band (zero period).

Students wishing to be placed in a higher ensemble must audition. Click the button below to sign-up. Ensembles that require an audition for 9th grade students are: Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble & Chamber Orchestra.  An audition is also required for Jazz Ensemble, however auditions take place in the Fall for that ensemble. 

   
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS (3 parts):
Part 1. Prepared Solo Excerpt                                (classical solo or short excerpt from any          music in current ensemble class)

Part 2. All 12 Major Scales & a full range Chromatic Scale for Wind Ensemble & Chamber Orchestra

(click below for scale sheets) 

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Part 2. Choose 6 Major Scales & a full range Chromatic Scale for Symphonic Band
(click below for scale sheets) 

Part 3. Sight-Reading






SCALE SHEETS (click to download):

   

Audition Sign-Up

All-State Honor Ensembles

This column describes ensemble placement auditions for the 2017-2018 academic year. Auditions will be held on May 23, 24 & 25 for Current 8th Graders  as well as Current CP Students. Scroll down for details. 


CURRENT 8

This column describes auditions for the California All-State Honor Bands & Orchestras. These ensembles are sponsored by the California Band Directors Association (CBDA) and the California Orchestra Directors Association (CODA). All audition recordings and materials must submitted by our Directors. 


Honor Band and Orchestra performances are Feb 11-14, 2017 in San Jose at the CASMEC conference.
 
Please talk to your director if you are interested in auditioning for an All-State Honor ensemble.
 
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY OUR DIRECTORS.
 
Submit materials and recordings by November 25th in order to meet the December 1st deadline.
 
Click on the following links for information, scale sheets and requirements.
 
Jazz
Band
Orchestra
 

County & District Honor Ensembles

This column describes auditions for the Contra Costa County Honor Band and the Mt. Diablo Unified School District      Honor Band. 


Contra Costa County Honor Band:
Auditions are in late November/early December and consist of All State scales,  a short excerpt of your choosing and sight-reading.

Auditions Saturday 12/3/16
San Ramon Valley High School
Rehearsals 2/2, 2/3, 2/4 2017 @ Campolindo HS
Concert 2/4/17 @ Campolindo HS


JAZZ BAND - Audition information available November/early December.  For more information, go to
www.gijf.org/honor-jazz-bands


MDUSD Honor Ensembles:

Honor Band Auditions
Monday 12/7/16
6:30-9:30pm
Rehearsals 1/7, 1/8
Concert 1/9 7:30pm

Honor Orchestra Auditions
Rehearsals 2/20, 22 and 23
Concert 2/24