HONOR BANDS

District Junior High Honor Band

Interested 7th and 8th graders will audition in Storm Lake Saturday, October 19. We leave approximately at 6:00AM and return at 6:00PM. If selected, students rehearse and perform a concert Saturday, November 9. Family and friends are invited to the performance. Admission: $5

 

Brass and woodwind players will memorize eight scales and prepare two etudes.  Percussionists will memorize eight scales on mallets, play several rudiments on snare, and tune intervals on the timpani. They will learn an etude on all three instruments.  More specific information on percussion auditions and strategies can be found on my Timpani Trainer website. Use this to practice!

2018-2019: Kalynn Marxen, Evan Janzen, Sidney Terpstra, Melissa Martinez, Naomi Post
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High School All-State Band

Interested 9th-12th graders will audition in Storm Lake Saturday, October 26. We leave approximately at 6:00AM and return at 6:00PM. If selected, students rehearse and perform a concert at the Iowa High School Music Association Festival held from November 21-23.

 

Brass and woodwind players will memorize the twelve major scales plus chromatic and prepare two etudes.  Percussionists will memorize the same scales on mallets, play several rudiments on snare, and tune intervals on the timpani (same as middle school, but they add a couple more.) They will learn an etude on all three instruments.  

District High School Honor Band

Interested 9th-12th graders will audition in Storm Lake Saturday, November 9. We leave approximately at 6:00AM and return at 6:00PM. If selected, students rehearse and perform a concert Saturday, January 4. Family and friends are invited to the performance. Admission: $5

 

The audition requirements are the same as All-State, but you may not need to play as much of the etudes.

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6th Grade Strong Foundations

Held in Sioux City on Thursday, January 23, this honor band is based on director nominations. Nomination comments include the student's comfortable playing range  (highest and lowest note), page they are on in their book, and their work ethic.

Selected students rehearse in Sioux City during the day and perform a concert at 6:00PM at East High School. Family and friends are invited to the performance.

2018: Matthew Post, Mitaya Rus, Hania Islas, Bridgget Gonzalez, Caiden Cummings, Kayla Bos