MARCHING BAND TRACK HEARING PLACEMENT
Students enrolled in the Marching Band Track - If more than one part is written for your instrument please practice the part that you are most likely to play at camp. The Marching Band Track faculty will decide parts based on your ability and the extent to which you have practiced the music before camp.
Richard Saucedoâ€™s special arrangement of the National Anthem
Marching Band Music for the Cavaliers Performance is currently available on SmartMusic!
Please try to have your part memorized prior to your arrival. Through our partnership with SmartMusic, you will be able to practice your music for camp with the assistance of this outstanding educational tool. Should you have technical problems , please call SmartMusic Technical Support at 866.240.4041. All other inquiries, please contact the Music for All office at 800.848.2263.
NATIONAL PERCUSSION SYMPOSIUM AUDITIONS (Concert Track Only)
This audition etude will be heard on the day you arrive at camp. It is designed to place you in the proper percussion ensemble and concert band based on your experience level (This etude is not for students in the Marching Percussion Track).
Audition Hints by Dr. David Collier
â€¢ Be sure to tune the timpani and position all your mallets before you begin the audition.
â€¢ Use multiple bounce rolls in the snare drum excerpt.
â€¢ Use a medium-hard to hard rubber mallet on the xylophone. Donâ€™t use hard plastic mallets.
â€¢ Use shake rolls in the tambourine excerpt.
â€¢ Use a moderately hard mallet on timpani (a staccato model), but not "very" hard mallets (not ultra-staccato).
â€¢ Use the tempo markings as guides. Select tempos that you can play accurately! Accuracy and continuity are more important than speed.
â€¢ Pay careful attention to the dynamics and all the rests. Count carfully as you move from one instrument to the next.
â€¢ Practice with all the instruments set up and move from one instrument to another in tempo. You may need an extra copy(s) of the music to avoid moving it.
NOTE: These etudes will be heard on the Monday you arrive at camp. They are designed to place you in the proper ensemble.