Documents/Forms

Current CHS band students should use this page to find documents and forms that they need throughout the year. Mr. Snell will let students know when new documents/forms have been updated and need to be printed.

Here are 2018-2019 CHS Band Documents:

  1. CHS Band Handbook 18-19 (Coming Soon!)
  2. CHS Bands Lettering Policy
  3. CHS Bands Full Year 2018-19 Calendar (Coming Soon!)
  4. CHS Marching Band Calendar 2018 (Preliminary)
  5. Rental Letter
  6. Field Trip Permission Form
  7. Concert Make-Up Assignment

Wind Ensemble Auditions: (Must be able to also play up to 4 sharps and 4 flats) (Audition will be held at the end of the 2018 Marching Band Season)

  1. Flute
  2. Clarinet
  3. Oboe
  4. Bassoon
  5. Bass Clarinet
  6. Saxophone
  7. Trumpet
  8. Horn
  9. Trombone/Euphonium
  10. Tuba
  11. Percussion

All-State/Honor/Jazz I Auditions: (Recordings will be used for the audition into all 3 of these groups)

Horns:
– Chromatic scale for the range of the instrument, up and down.
– Audition “Set B” at the indicated metronome markings.
Please note: Brass players interested in auditioning for a lead chair must record the lead audition set. Any student who auditions on the lead part will automatically be considered for a section position and does not need to record a separate section audition.
– Two 12 bar choruses of blues improvisation in either F or Bb is required for all auditioning students (except drums). These blues tracks can be found on Maiden Voyage, Volume #54 Aebersold CD. Auditioning students should record their improvisation with background accompaniment.
– Further consideration will be given to students who improvise on
“Summertime” from the Maiden Voyage, Volume #54 Aebersold CD. Students should perform the head and at least one, but no more than two choruses. Auditioning students should record their improvisation with background accompaniment.

Piano, Guitar, Vibes/Percussion*, Bass:
– Audition “Set B” at indicated metronome markings.
– Comp two choruses of blues and two choruses soloing with rhythm section or Aebersold play-along tracks.
Please note: Rhythm section players should eliminate their auditioning instrument for Aebersold tracks. e.g. Piano players should channel out the recorded piano part from the recorded play along.
– Further consideration will be given to students who improvise on
“Summertime” from the Maiden Voyage, Volume #54 Aebersold CD. Students should perform the head and at least one, but no more than two choruses.
Please note: Rhythm section players should eliminate their auditioning instrument for Aebersold tracks. e.g. Piano players should channel out the recorded piano part from the recorded play along.

*Vibes/Percussion players: The presence of vibes/percussion audition recordings does not guarantee the use of a vibes/percussion player in the All-State Jazz Bands. A vibes/percussion player will be used in the All-State Jazz Bands with the following conditions: 1. Vibraphone and percussion parts are available in the set of charts performed by the All-State Jazz Bands, and 2. A proficient player on vibraphone and percussion is determined through the audition process.

Drum set:
– Audition “Set B” at indicated metronome markings.
– Drummers should also perform the following styles (you can download “Drum Set – Latin Style Introduction” from the audition material list for help):
1. Medium-tempo swing (quarter note = 120), 2. Up-tempo swing (quarter note = 220),     3. Samba (half note = 100), 4. Afro-Cuban 12/8 (dotted quarter = 120), 5. Bossa Nova (quarter note = 130)
Please note: Each style should be performed trading four bars of time, followed by four bars of solo. Each style demonstration should be 32 bars total with the exception

Bass Guitar

Drum Set

Drum Set – Latin Style Introduction

Guitar

Piano

Vibes and Percussion

Saxophone

Trombone – Bass

Trombone – Lead

Trombone – Section

Trumpet – Lead

Trumpet – Section 

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