Greetings NBDA Membership,
Welcome back! I hope this note finds you enjoying the last few days of summer break. Hopefully it has been a relaxing time well spent with family and friends. I truly believe great things will happen in all of us and those we teach and inspire this school year. I look forward to working with you in our musical community.
A few important reminders:
High School (grades 10-12) auditions and first-round OMEA auditions will be held on November 9, 2013 at Broken Arrow High School.
High School audition material can be found here… http://www.okmea.org/documents/ALL-STATE%20BAND%202014%20FIRST%20ROUND%20ETUDES.pdf
Junior High (grades 7-9) auditions will be held on January 25, 2014 at Centennial Middle School in Broken Arrow.
7th grade audition material can be found here… http://www.nbdaok.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/NBDA-7th-grade-Audition-Material1.pdf
NOTE: Changes to flute material includes- Pg. 68, 1st four lines plus five measures (no repeats) and Pg. 72, 1st six lines up to the repeat
8th/9th grade auditions for the 2013-2014 school year will use Set II… http://www.nbdaok.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/NBDA-8th-9th-Audition-Material-Set-II1.pdf
Lists of scales as well as other useful information can be found here on our website
Our Fall Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 27 at 7:30pm. This year’s meeting location will be on the campus of Broken Arrow High School (1901 E. Albany) in the Varsity Club building adjacent to the football stadium. We will start with a catered dinner (Charlie’s Chicken) at 6:30. Please plan to arrive by 6:30.
I am certain that we have many new faces that will make up our NBDA membership. Please forward this letter to any new band directors within your district or others that may not have received this and send along any new contacts my way. I thank you for your help getting the word out to everyone.
Finally, the following is a video I came across earlier this summer. In our district, we are so blessed to be engaged with people who believe in music and music education. I hope you enjoy…
I look forward to seeing you all on the 27th!
All the best,