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HS State Solo & Ensemble

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OSSAA STATE SOLO/ENS CONTEST EVENT INFO 
-Thursday, April 20, 2017
-Oklahoma State University Student Union (Stillwater)
-Bus transportation provided
-Call time 6:30am
-Bus Departure 6:45am
-Performance Schedule and Spaces view / download
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Room 470 has been relocated to Room 412 (Council Room)**
-Lunch will be on-your-own at approx 11:15am. Bring a sack lunch or approx $8-10 for Qdoba or Subway or Student Union food court, OR approx $15 for Eskimo Joe's or Hideaway Pizza (must tip at these two places)
-Bus Return: depart 1:15pm / arrive 3:00pm

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Full Info Packet from Event Host (PDF)


ATTIRE
Dress for performance success (dress nicely: no jeans, sneakers, t-shirts, hats). Guys: shirts tucked in, dark color socks, belt. This is NOT an audition, so the judge WILL see you in person. 

ACCOMPANIMENT (for solos)
Be sure to:
- communicate your performance time to your accompanist
- find and meet with your accompanist beforehand if at all possible, though he/she may be very busy moving from room to room performing with other soloists
- PAY your accompanist if you haven't already done so
If using a pre-recorded accompaniment, be sure to have sufficient playback and amplification devices ready, as these will NOT be provided. If using a phone for playback, be sure it's in airplane mode during the performance, so as not to accept incoming calls, messages, or other notifications.  

PROCEDURAL 
- Performances must exceed 2:30 not have a duration in excess of 5:00. See a director if you need assistance in making a cut. Soloists should also practice the cuts with the accompanist.
- You MUST have the original print music to give to the judge.
- The print music MUST have the measures numbered legibly.
- Marks other than the measure numbers should be erased; consider making a photocopy of the music you've marked prior to erasing the markings.
- Check in to your performance room early; oftentimes the event runs ahead of schedule.
- For memorized solos, move all music stands out of the front of your performing area for maximum visibility of the judge.
- For non-memorized solos, push your music stand down as far as possible for maximum visibility of the judge.
- Prior to performing, be sure to introduce yourself an the title of the music to the judge. Wear a SMILE for this procedure!

SOLOS: RULES & FEES
- Maximum time: 5 minutes duration. 
- Original music must be used and presented to the contest judge at the contest event.
- An ACCOMPANIST (pianist) is required for all brass & woodwinds solo contest entries. Solo repertoire music selection must include accompaniment. The expense of the accompanist is the responsibility of the soloist.
- Contest entry fee for solos: $12.00, deducted from positive student account balances. For accounts at or below a zero balance, entrant must bring cash or check (payable to UBPC), place in a band accounts deposit envelope, and insert into wall mounted drop-safe in the main band office. Fees are non-refundable for any reason.

ENSEMBLES: RULES & FEES
- Ensembles are NOT required to be memorized. 
- Maximum time: 5 minutes duration.
- Duets are not permitted.
- Original music must be used and presented to the contest judge at the contest event.
- Contest entry fee for ensembles: $5-10 per member, depending on the size of the ensemble, deducted from positive student account balances. For accounts at or below a zero balance, entrant must bring cash or check (payable to UBPC), place in a band accounts deposit envelope, and insert into wall mounted drop-safe in the main band office. Fees are non-refundable for any reason. 

OTHER INFO
You may want to bring along: phone/charger, extra $, snacks, bottled water, homework, a book, pillow, etc.  

GOOD LUCK & PLAY WELL!

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