Band Seating Auditions

Seating Audition 2020

Download for your instrument below:

Submit your completed audition video on Schoology by the deadline, 11:59pm Mon, Feb 17.  Be sure to follow the instructions on this page.  If you do not have access to the assignment on Schoology, contact Dr. Selfridge in person or by e-mail selfris@garnetvalley.org.

What are Seating Auditions?

Seating auditions are held each year in Jan/Feb to determine the placement of students in our instrumental ensembles and chair seating for the following year.  Everyone will take part in these auditions.  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. 

 

Each seat in the band is important to the overall success of performance: whether 1st chair, or last chair, your contribution is valuable and necessary.

WORK HARD! If you’d like first chair, practice for it. You will get the seating you earn.

Read on to learn how the seating audition process works.  

How Do I Audition?

READ CAREFULLY AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS BELOW

Download the audition music for your instrument (links to the left).   

Make a video recording of yourself performing the full sheet.   You may do as many retakes as you like until you are satisfied with the recording, but you must submit one file only.  Submit your audition video on Schoology by 11:59pm on Feb 17, 2020.  

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.  

Make a video recording of yourself performing your audition.   You may do as many retakes as you like, but the final video you submit must be a complete take and not be edited in any way . Submit your audition video on Schoology by 11:59pm on .  

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