The Waterloo High School Concert Band is a curricular ensemble that performs in the academic and Waterloo Communities.
The band is comprised of musicians grades 9-12 and participates in many regional organizational festivals and performances.
ANY student at Waterloo High School is eligible to be a member of the Waterloo Concert Band. If you are interested in joining the band PLEASE contact Mr. Smith ASAP at email@example.com
ILMEA Audition Information: If you are auditioning for ILMEA please make note of the below timeline.
September 8 - October 15 - Directors (Mr. Smith) can nominate students for the audition process
September 24th - Specific portions of etudes (you don't have to play it all) will be released. There will be no sight reading this year
October 1 - October 15 - Directors are allowed to add in student audition video links. ALL nominations must be in by October 15.
November 1 - Ensemble results are announced.
MATERIALS: There will be no sight reading this fall, the auditions will not be blind, and percussionists will only need to play Snare and Mallet excerpts only. If you only have access to a drum pad and a bell kit, that STILL WORKS!!
AUDITION VIDEOS: Student videos will be submitted via unlisted youtube links. All components should be in ONE video (if you need me to help you edit, let me know). Should include Scales, Etudes, etc. NO EDITING of videos and playing is allowed. There should be NO TEXT, AUDIO, OR VIDEO EFFECTS ADDED! DISTRICT FESTIVALS: There will be NO in-person festival this year. Instead, there will be amazing half-day master classes and sessions for those students who make District Ensembles!
November 21, 2020 - Senior Level District Festival ONLINE Masterclass (9:00am-12:00pm)
ALL-STATE ENSEMBLES Students will be selected for Illinois All-State ensembles based on their District audition videos. There has not been a decision made about January's state conference. More info is coming!
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2020 ILMEA MATERIALS
Clarinet (pdf pg 1-3)
Bass Clarinet (pdf pg 4-7)
- Scales & Etudes
WIND AUDITIONS BASED ON:
Tone Quality: 10 Points
Intonation: 10 Points
Technical Facility: 10 Points
Rhythmic Accuracy: 10 Points
General Musicianship: 10 Points
Scale Studies: 10 Points
Sight Reading: 10 Points
PERC AUDITIONS BASED ON:
Snare Drum: 15 Points
Tympani: 15 Points
Mallets: 15 Points
Auxiliary Percussion: 10 Points
Sight Reading: 15 Points
Total Possible: 70