Friday January 28 - Saturday January 29, 2022
Location: Western Kentucky University
Van Meter Hall, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
The Kentucky Band Organization invites any 6-8th grade student currently enrolled in a public or private school in Kentucky to audition for the Kentucky Middle School All-State Band. Rehearsals will be on Friday, January 28 from 9am-5pm (central time) and Saturday, January 29 from 9-5pm, completing the event with a concert. Students who are selected must attend all scheduled rehearsals in order to perform in the concert on Saturday at 5pm. Parents are responsible for the transportation to and from rehearsals and lunch. Should you and your student choose to stay overnight in Bowling Green, the Hyatt Place Bowling Green on 1347 Center St., Bowling Green, KY is within walking distance to Van Meter.
A registration form and audition fee of $13 per audition is required for every student. Parents/guardians may complete the registration online below. Completing the online registration, the parent/guardian is agreeing to the rehearsal attendance policy and grant permission for their student to participate in the all state band Friday January 28-Saturday January 29, 2022. The registration form and non-refundable audition fee along with the audition materials must be received by Tuesday, December 21, 2021 by 6:00pm.
Click HERE for online registration. You must submit a registration form for each instrument a student chooses to audition on for the all state band.
Requirements for Audition (Provided Below)
1. Play 6 major scales and chromatic scale with ♩=108 (50pt)
2. Lyrical and technical excerpts performed at tempos marked (100pts)
Try your best to achieve the goal tempos and octaves marked for the major scales and excerpts. Perform at the tempo that you feel the most comfortable and confident.
Auditions will be submitted in video format through google classroom. A gmail account must be used to join the instrument specific google classrooms. Students will not be able to use student email accounts due to district restrictions on access. The student name registered on google classroom MUST match the student name entered on registration form.
1. Download the google classroom app
2. Log in using student’s personal gmail account (not school account)
3. JOIN CLASS using the code for the instrument student
4. Click on ”Classwork” and select MS Auditions 2021-22
5. Click “YOUR WORK”, attach /upload your videos here, and submit.
* Scales and excerpts should be recorded and uploaded as two separate videos
GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODES
Bb Clarinet: yac4tw6
Bass Clarinet: 5askpes
Alto Saxophone: n3zz3uu
Tenor Saxophone: j2uob7y
Baritone Saxophone: cgrzjyl
French Horn : onjikq3
Mallets & Timpani: 3hgv3sg
****Will be announced ASAP- Please make sure you have checked the google classroom for your “turned- in“ assignment. There are a few students who turned in restricted videos and the privacy setting on your files need to be changed. We want all auditions to be assessed before the roster is posted. It will be posted to the classroom as soon as it is completed.
If selected, there is a $30 folder fee. An online payment option will be available once the band has been announced.