The 10th Tri-State Middle School Honor Band
The Tri-State Middle School Honor Bands will take place on Saturday, November 17, 2012 and we cordially invite you and your exceptional young band members to be a part of this exciting event. Designed for students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades, the Bands are geared toward those students who shine in their home programs and are ready to meet the challenge of more difficult literature. Guestconductors for this premiere program are nationally recognized clinicians who specialize in working with the younger musician.
Students will be selected through three different levels. Each student may send an audition tape, be nominated bydirector or be recommended as a beginner. Beginners must have a minimum of one year experience. Each student auditioning must prepare a tape/CD. Directors may choose to include all auditions, of the same instrument, on one CD. Each student must be on a separate track. Nominations, recommendations, and audition recordings are due by October 24.
In order to qualify for nomination to these fine ensembles, wind players should exhibit a fine characteristic tone ontheir instrument and should be proficient in the keys of concert B-flat, E-flat, F, and A-flat. Percussionists should be capable of performing on snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, accessories, and/or mallets and timpani. Because at this stage of development, student range is often a consideration, please indicate which part assignmentbest suits each of your band members.
We hope that you will accept our invitation to nominate students for membership into the Tri-State Middle School Honor Bands. It is our intent to offer to you and your students the very best musical experience possible. We welcome your response and look forward to sharing an exciting day of music making with your exceptional students.
The Beginner Band(s) will perform at the concert.
• 2012 Auditioned Band Instructions
• 2012 Nominated and Beginner Instructions
2012 Tri-State Schedule