Mid-Year Playing Assessment 2021-22

Download for your instrument below:

You will submit your seating audition on Schoology.  The assignment will be posted soon.  If you have any questions, contact Dr. Selfridge in person or by e-mail selfris@garnetvalley.org.

What are Mid-Year Playing Assessments?

Mid-Year Assessment for the GVHS Band is held each year in January/February.  There are several goals for the mid-year assessment: 1) To provide both students and the director with a snapshot of student progress and room for growth, 2) To provide students goals for practicing and improving, 3) To assist with placing band members in ensembles and assigning parts.   This process is not meant to cause stress, it is simply the most fair and accurate way to determine the best role for each student in our ensembles.

How Do I Complete my Assessment Video?


1) Download the assigned music for your instrument (links to the left).   Practice the music.  Pay careful attention to the tempo markings, key signatures, articulations, etc.     

2) Make a video recording of yourself performing all of the music on the sheet.   You may submit one continuous video, or a separate video for 1) Scales and 2) Etude.   Submit your audition video on Schoology before the assigned deadline.

How Are Auditions Scored?

Audition recordings will be scored using the Instrumental Performance Rubric, which consists of the following five categories: Pitch Accuracy, Rhythm/Fluency, Tone/Intonation, Expressive Elements, Instrument Technique.