Check where I’m planning you on being next fall. It looks like it will be a great year. If you have questions or concerns contact me.
Students may now apply to be in a National Honors Ensemble.
We are excited to announce that applications are NOW OPEN for the 2018 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles. This year’s event will take place November 25-28, 2018 at Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL. The 2018 program will also include our first-ever All-National Honor Guitar Ensemble! Attached please find the 2018 promotional flyer, and ensemble selection procedure. You can find all current information about the 2018 ANHE program at nafme.org/ANHE.
Here is the flyer:
Here are the band assignments for the 2017-18 school year.
Congratulations to all for a great audition. It was really hard to place people this year.
It is that time of year again to audition for next year’s ensembles. At least time to start preparing. Please read the audition info sheet and start preparing. I will complete all auditions prior to Spring Break and will announce positions when we return to school.
The jazz audition music can be found here.
Thanks to everyone for auditioning. It was great to listen to you all. There are some great musicians in Vernal. I can’t wait to work with you all next year. These results will be posted at all three schools in the band rooms. Please initial your acceptance of the spot. If you can not or don’t want a spot let me know ASAP, please. So here are the lists:
If for some reason I accidentally left your name off a list please let me know.
I think I have everyone listed, but I have made mistakes before.
For the new students coming up, or anyone that thinks they need to hear this stuff. The Jazz Band will be performing a short concert too.
Audition application can be found here. It must be completed by the end of this week, March 28. All prospective and current members should fill it out.
Auditions are scheduled for Friday April 4 at 2;45pm. Please check back here on Monday March 31 for further instructions.
If you did not register for the Marching Band you may think that you have no summer band options. You would be wrong. There are three options for anyone to take band this summer.
1. Parade Band
If you show up, starting on June4, on Tuesday mornings you can be in the parades with us. We will march in four parades. July 4 and 24 / Aug 3 and 10. Practices will be held at UHS from 8am – 9:30am
2. Marching Band Shadow Band
Come to UHS whenever the marching band is practicing and practice with us. If we have a student gone for the day you can march their spot. If everyone is here you can shadow someone that plays your instrument. It is a great way to see what marching band is and learn from someone that knows more than you. You don’t need to come to every practice, just come when you want. The MB full schedule can be found here.
3. Jazz Band Shadow Band
Just like the Marching Band this is an opportunity to shadow what we do in Jazz Band. They rehearse Tuesdays from 11am – noon. (Starting June 4) If you learn the music you can even perform with us at the Run Da Funk on July 27.
The cost for summer band is $35 regardless of which one you choose, or even if you choose all three. Need instructions to pay on line? Read this: Online instructions
You may do just one, two, or all three.
A copy of the flyer we are sending home next week is here: Summer Band 2013
Registration to participate is here.