DeLay Band

This Saturday is the District Band auditions. Please have your student at Arbor Creek Middle School at least a half hour before their scheduled time to check in at their room (signs will be at the entrance), mark which scales they will play and etude cuts, warm up in the gym and then play their audition. Once they are done they may go home. Students may wear comfortable clothing as the judges are behind a screen and won't see them. 


They may show up earlier, but should play so much that their faces are tired.


Below are the auditions times for District and for Region. Everyone has district this Saturday, but Region is split Tubas/Euphoniums on Wednesday and Clarinet, Trumpet, Horn and Trombone on Saturday.



DISTRICT BAND AUDITIONS - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

¯  Auditions will be at Arbor Creek Middle School. Here is a map.

¯  Phase 1 Procedure
        2 Major Scales, 20 Points Each
        Chromatic Scale, 30 Points
        Excerpt from the Technical or Lyrical, 100 Points

¯  Judges kindly say if the student may go home or continue to the phase 2 portion of the audition.

¯  Phase 2 Procedure
        Excerpt from the Technical or Lyrical, 100 Points
        Sight-reading, 70 Points

12:30 PMF HornJUANAVILA CORTESDelay MS
10:00 AMEuphoniumJESUSDE LA RIVADelay MS
9:00 AMEuphoniumCALEBGOVANDelay MS
2:30 PMTenor TromboneAXELGUADARRAMADelay MS
2:30 PMBb ClarinetOMARIBARRADelay MS
1:30 PMBb ClarinetTHALIAJACINTODelay MS
10:30 AMEuphoniumCOSMEMARTINEZ NEVAREZDelay MS
12:30 PMTenor TromboneJUNIORMARTINEZ ORTIZDelay MS
2:30 PMBb ClarinetDOMINICKMCCASKILLDelay MS
9:30 AMAlto SaxophoneCURTUSSMIMSDelay MS
10:30 AMF HornISAACMONCIVAISDelay MS
10:30 AMEuphoniumEVELYNMUNDTDelay MS
2:00 PMCornet/TrumpetTHAN HUYNGUYENDelay MS
11:30 AMCornet/TrumpetTYLEROSSOWSKIDelay MS
11:00 AMF HornBRIANPARDODelay MS
10:00 AMAlto SaxophoneFRANCISCORAMIREZDelay MS
10:00 AMCornet/TrumpetCHRISTOPHERRAMIREZDelay MS
9:00 AMEuphoniumEDWINRAMOSDelay MS
2:30 PMTubaVANTRANDelay MS


REGION BAND AUDITIONS - OCTOBER 24 and 27


¯  Tuba and Euphonium Auditions with be on Wednesday, October 20. 

¯  Parents take their student and instrument to Huffines Middle School. Contact Mr. DeSoto if you need help. 

¯  Clarinet, Trumpet, Horn and Trombone will audition on Saturday at McKamy Middle School. 

¯  Here is a map. Parents will take them to the audition and directors will be judging auditions all day.

EuphoniumEuphonium 1Wed7:30 PMJESUSDE LA RIVA
EuphoniumEuphonium 2Wed7:00 PMCALEBGOVAN
EuphoniumEuphonium 1Wed7:30 PMCOSMEMARTINEZ NEVAREZ
EuphoniumEuphonium 2Wed8:30 PMEVELYNMUNDT
EuphoniumEuphonium 1Wed5:30 PMEDWINRAMOS
TubaTuba 1Wed8:30 PMVANTRAN
F HornHorn 2Sat1:00 PMJUANAVILA CORTES
Tenor TromboneTrombone 2Sat1:00 PMAXELGUADARRAMA
Bb ClarinetClarinet 1Sat2:00 PMOMARIBARRA
Bb ClarinetClarinet 2Sat1:00 PMTHALIAJACINTO
Tenor TromboneTrombone 1Sat9:00 AMJUNIORMARTINEZ ORTIZ
Bb ClarinetClarinet 2Sat9:30 AMDOMINICKMCCASKILL
Alto SaxophoneAlto Sax 2Sat12:00 PMCURTUSSMIMS
F HornHorn 1Sat10:00 AMISAACMONCIVAIS
Cornet/TrumpetTrumpet 2Sat2:00 PMTHAN HUYNGUYEN
Cornet/TrumpetTrumpet 1Sat10:30 AMTYLEROSSOWSKI
F HornHorn 2Sat9:00 AMBRIANPARDO
Alto SaxophoneAlto Sax 1Sat12:30 PMFRANCISCORAMIREZ
Cornet/TrumpetTrumpet 2Sat1:30 PMCHRISTOPHERRAMIREZ

FALL  CONCERT - FRIDAY OCTOBER 26 - 7:00 PM

¯  All band students, 6th-8th, will go to the cafeteria after school for a band social. We will serve pizza, sodas, chips, and watch the Incredibles 2.

¯  4:30 PM Parent volunteers will guide the Honor Band in serving the other students.

¯  5:30 PM Some parents and students will help set up the gymnasium.

¯  6:45 PM Parents can enter the bleachers or floor seating before the concert starts.

¯  7:00 PM Our concert starts. All students will be seating on the gym floor and should be quiet and respectful to the other performers.

¯  8:00 PM Our concert ends. Students are expected to help put chairs and stands away.




Parent Meeting Agenda

Reunión de padres de la banda


Full Band Tutoring Schedule

Monday       7:15 Region Band Practice
                    8:15 6th-8th Grade Practice
                    4:10 Beginner Band Rehearsal and Jazz Band

Tuesday      7:15 Honor Band 7th Grade
                    8:15 6th-8th Grade Practice
                    4:10 Honor Band 8th Grade

 Wednesday 7:15 Symphonic Band 7th Grade
                     8:15 6th-8th Grade Practice
                     4:10 Symphonic Band 8th Grade

Thursday      7:15 Percussion Ensemble
                     8:15  6th-8th Grade Practice
                     4:10 Jazz Band

Friday           7:15 Region Practice
                     8:15 6th-8th Grade Practice
                     4:15 Band Council

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
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