> 2020-21 Ensemble/Chair Placements
> 2020-21 NBDA / OkMEA 2nd Round PASS ROSTER – N/A for 2020-21 – Students & Parents: Please contact your school’s band director for more info.
Audition Etudes & Scales
Scales are not required at the district level audition. The scale requirement applies to the December 2nd/Final Round auditions. Scales do not have to be memorized. Students who audition in a finals only room will play scales, prepared etudes, and sight-reading during the course of their audition. Students auditioning in a prelim room will play their required etude cuts and scales in the preliminary audition. Students advancing to finals will perform only the required etude cuts and sight-reading in their finals audition. Scales are titled using INSTRUMENT KEY rather than concert pitch. Auditioning students will perform any one of four possible sets of scale etudes, each containing two major scales and one chromatic scale. Students will enter the audition room, draw at random to determine which of the four scale sets is to be played, and perform that set.
Set 1: A major–Db major–chromatic
Set 2: D major–Gb major–chromatic
Set 3: G major–B major–chromatic
Set 4: C major–E major–chromatic
> See OkMEA Website for more information
Audition Enrollment, Fees, and Deadline
FEE: $10 per student. Additional fee applies for doublers. Contact Treasurer Natalie Aunko for more info. LATE FEE: $25 after TBA date, emergency week-of $50.
DEADLINE: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Audition Process Information
NBDA Auditions Chairman: Kyle Smith, Broken Arrow. email Kyle
Auditions for the 2020-2021 NBDA High School (grades 10-12) All-District Honor Band and OkMEA First-Round will be held via OpusEvent Software System.
NBDA + OkMEA First Round Auditions Schedule:
- October 23, 2020 – Cuts Posted
- October 23, 2020 – District Auditions Open
- November 5, 2020 – District Auditions Close
- November 6, 2020 – Process for Judges
- November 7, 2020 – District Judging
- November 8, 2020 – Results Released
OkMEA Second/Final Round Auditions Schedule:
- November 13, 2020 – Cuts Posted
- November 13, 2020 – Auditions Open
- November 19, 2020 – Auditions Close
- November 20, 2020 – Process for Judges
- November 21, 2020 – 2nd Round Judging (Prelims ONLY)
- December 5, 2020 – 2nd Round Judging (FINALS)
- December 6, 2020 – Results Released
The 2020-21 NBDA High School honor band clinic originally scheduled January 8-9, 2021 at Bartlesville High School on has been canceled.
2021-2021 NBDA High School Honor Band Clinicians & Chairpersons
Clinician: Dr. John Zastoupil
Chair: Dr. Kelli Pence, Broken Arrow -OR- Trey Pritner, Union
Percussion Coordinator: TBA
Chair: Alex Claussen, Bartlesville
Percussion Coordinator: TBA
FUTURE DATES: NBDA High School Honor Band Auditions & Clinics
Clinic: January 7-8, 2022
Clinic: January 13-14, 2023