By now, I hope that everyone is feeling confident with your scales and prepared piece for chair tryouts next Tuesday through Thursday (Dec. 9-11). FLUTES will play the Bb scale only one octave (Eb & F 2 octaves). Clarinets & percussion will still play all scales 2 octaves. Remember to take note of the TEMPO of your prepared piece (metronome markings are at the top of the music). There is a link to a free online metronome under the LINKS tab if you do not have one. There are also tons of free metronome apps if you have a smartphone, iPod, iPad, etc. I have uploaded the grading sheet that I will use to evaluate your tryout. Check MEMBERS ONLY.
Other things to remember:
--Tryouts will take place in my office.
--I will be behind a screen so that you & I cannot see each other. Do NOT speak or reveal your identity when you come in for your turn. This tryout is completely blind in order to be fair.
--We will have a runner in the office with us in case you or I need to communicate.
--Relax! Good Luck!
We will NOT be attending the All-Star game tomorrow.
There is an 80% chance of rain and a decision about performing/not performing would not be made until lunchtime tomorrow. Our bus cost $1150 and I do not think it's in our best interest to spend that much money to drive to Montgomery, have a music rehearsal inside from 9-12:00 and then have to turn around and come back home. I am very sorry that we cannot go and I apologize for the short notice. Students, you will still get your shirts.
Please spread the word to other people you think might not check their email before tomorrow. I sent out a text message to the parents and students on the Remind101 lists and I also posted the announcement on Facebook and Twitter.