Audition Etudes & Scales
The new scale sets pair a less difficult major scale with a more challenging major and chromatic scale to ensure that each set is of equal difficulty. In addition, students will not know which set of scales to perform until entering the audition room. This will eliminate any advantage experienced by students auditioning in later performance times. The four scale groups are listed below in concert pitch:
Set 1 – A–Db–chromatic
Set 2 – D–Gb–chromatic
Set 3 – G–B–chromatic
Set 4 – C–E–chromatic
Audition Enrollment, Fees, and Deadline
FEE: $10 per student. Additional fee applies for doublers. Contact Treasurer Wendy Kuhn for more info.
DEADLINE: Sept 23, 2017
Auditions for the 2017-2018 NBDA High School (grades 10-12) All-District Honor Band and OkMEA First-Round will be held at Broken Arrow High School on Saturday, November 4, 2017.
Auditions Chairman: Kyle Smith, Broken Arrow, email@example.com
The NBDA High School honor band clinic will be held at Bartlesville High School (tentative) on January 12-13, 2018.
2017-2018 NBDA High School Honor Band Clinicians & Chairpersons
Clinician: Dr. Joseph Missal, Oklahoma State University
Chair: Mary Ann French, Union
Percussion Coordinator: Adam Bruce, Union
Clinician: Frank Troyka, System Blue Education Director & Berkner H.S., TX (ret.)
Chair: Joe Wilhelm (III), Grove
Percussion Coordinator: Shane Holmquist, Bartlesville
FUTURE DATES: NBDA High School Honor Band Clinics
Clinic: January 12-13, 2018
Clinic: January 11-12, 2019
Clinic: January 10-11, 2020