•  Interested in trying out for the ASU Winterfest Honor Band?  Are you in 7th or 8th Grade Band?  Then this info is FOR YOU!!!   Help Sessions for students interested in trying out will begin soon.
    ASU Winterfest Honor Band

    Armstrong State University hosts a Middle School Band Festival each November for some of the top 7th and 8th grade band students in the Southeast United States.  Students audition by filling out an application and submitting a recording of required performance material (usually comes from the same stuff you are practicing for the District Honor Band!).  Students who apply and are selected for this prestigious band will participate in a three day Winterfest Honor Band in Savannah in November.
    Students wishing to audition should let me know as soon as possible.  As always, taking private lessons (see the file on "Band Forms and Files" page, labeled Private Teachers) and also using Smartmusic (www.smartmusic) will help you be more successful.
    **Important**  All of the information and audition materials for auditioning for either of these groups can be found at www.gmea.org.  We will go over this in class as well.  I have an informational pamphlet as well - just ask!
     Middle School Audition Requirements for Winterfest:
    **Before EVERY recording (each requirement is a SEPARATE recording) you MUST state your name, instrument, grade, and school You can say something along the lines of:

    My name is _____ and I play the _______ in the __th grade band at Effingham County Middle School. This is my ______.
    You get to use your music for all of this since it is a recorded audition!**
    1) Chromatic Scale (range listed on the GMEA website)
    2) F and Eb major scales (as written on the GMEA website)
    3) Lyrical etude as listed on the website for your grade and instrument
        * Percussionists may select one etude for snare, xylophone, or timpani for preferential seating; The remainder of the percussion audition should be rudiments.
Last Modified on October 25, 2019