NBDA 10-11-12th Gr Auditions
10th, 11th, & 12th Graders in the Union HS Band are eligible and encouraged to audition for the NBDA All-District Honor Band. We are proud to represent well in this annual process.
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Audition Schedule and Location
Saturday, November 9, 2019. 8:30am sign-in at instrument auditions rooms at the Broken Arrow Freshman Academy, (301 W. New Orleans St. BA, OK 74011) to see your posted approximate audition time and sequence. BE SURE TO SIGN IN AT YOUR AUDITION ROOM. Auditions cuts will be posted at 8:00am. The first audition begins at 9:00am. Auditionees should monitor the pace of the audition room throughout the day, as no-shows may lead to audition times being moved up.
Transportation is on your own. PARKING is on the south side of the building. Please refer to the image links below for where to park and to enter the building. Warm-up is located in the gym. Concessions will be avialable for purchase in the Cafeteria. No students nor auditions personnel are allowed on the second floor of the building. Results will be posted in the Cafeteria.
BAFA Building Map
BAFA Campus Site Overview
List of Etudes
Scales (do NOT have to be memorized).
Sight-reading as presented during the audition itself.
See a Band Director for the etudes or the method books as needed, as well as sight reading prep materials.
Audition Preparation Tips
Don't wait until the last minute to practice; you have over six months to prepare, so take your time and prepare thoroughly! Don't forget to work on all those scales too. Employ the use of a Private Lesson teacher to help you prepare. Use a metronome!
Auditionees must attempt all notes & rhythms for all etudes and sight reading, as well as scales (winds), to receive credit on the audition score, and to be eligible to pass on to OkMEA 2nd-Round, if applicable.
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It's a blind audition but you just might play better if you dress nicely.
Consider bringing a few dollars for refreshments.
The duration of time spent onsite at the audition is entirely dependent on when you audition. You could be done by 9:05am, or by 2:00pm. Be flexible. Plan for transportation. Some instrument rooms may employ a prelims/finals format.
Honor Band Clinic/Concert
January 10-11, 2020 at Bartlesville HS, for those students who are selected by audition to perform in the NBDA All-District Honor Band. Please note that all students who make the honor band will participate in this clinic; each participating student's CHARMS account will be billed $10 for the Friday evening dinner meal. Selected students are excpected to fully prepare the clinic repertoire prior to the clinic rehearsals.
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