Solo and Ensemble Registration
Please read before registering:
As a student in the Frost Middle School Instrumental Music Program, your son/daughter will have many opportunities to perform this year. One opportunity is at Solo and Ensemble Festival at Franklin HS in in Livonia, MI. This event takes place on Saturday, February 8th, 2020. I encourage all students to consider participation in this event as it provides a wonderful opportunity for individual growth on their instruments.
Solo & Ensemble Festival is an opportunity for individual students to perform a classical selection of their choice for adjudication. Each student or group of students is evaluated by one judge and rated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the highest rating possible. Along with a rating, students will receive valuable information on how to be a better musician and tips on improving their playing skills. Participating students that earn a rating of 1 or 2 at District will receive a medal. 1st Division events qualify for State Solo and Ensemble, which will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Students working with a private teacher, your private teacher should be able to pick out a piece for you, if you need help picking out music, see Mr. Rais.
Important guidelines in choosing music for Solo and Ensemble: (your music teachers can assist you in this process - we have a good-sized Solo and Ensemble Sheet Music library).
Music must be at least minimum 1:30 minutes in length
Must provide an original copy for the judge to view
Measures must be numbered (I recommend lightly in pencil)
If solo calls for piano accompaniment, then soloist must play with a piano accompaniment! 99.99% of Middle School solo repertoire requires a piano accompaniment!
Music selection must be classical and published, NO movie or pop selections
Absolutely NO forms will be accepted after Friday, Oct. 25 - this is time sensitive material.
There will be many school districts participating in our District Solo and Ensemble - over 500 events! Because of that, rescheduling an event's time will be difficult. Please make sure you select a time frame that works for you.
You may pick music from our music library or visit JW Pepper/Cameron Music/Marshall Music for band music,
Shar Music for string music.
If you study privately with someone, your private teacher can pick your piece out as well.
*YOU MUST HAVE APPROVAL OF YOUR PIECE BY Mr. Rais
You may register up to three events total (Any combination: ex. Solo, Duet, Duet)
Checks can be made payable to: Livonia Public Schools
The cost of an accompanist is your responsibility. It is appropriate to pay your accompanist $15-25 per service (ex. 2 rehearsals and 1 performance would be $45-75) an example; each accompanist charges different rates.
Fees for Solo and Ensemble:
Piano Solo $20.00
Duet $16.00 ($8.00 per member)
Trio $24.00 ($8.00 per member)
Quartet $32.00 ($8.00 per member)
Quintet $40.00 ($8.00 per member)
Student Name: First and Last (leader of the event)
Euphonium / Baritone B.C.
Percussion: Snare Drum
Percussion: Mallets (Bells or Xylophone)
7th Grade: 2025
8th Grade: 2024
Type of Ensemble:
Solo: instrument and piano accompaniment
Duet: two instrumentalists
Trio: three instrumentalists
Quartet: four instrumentalists
Quintet: five instrumentalists
I acknowledge that Mr. Rais, or my private lesson teacher will help me select my piece.
Time Frame: MSBOA cannot guarantee what time, but can make sure you fall in a certain time frame. If you are involved in an ensemble, please discuss with members of your group what time frame you would like to perform in. These are approximate time frames.
Piano Accompanist: Please list the name of your piano accompanist. If you do not know who is playing for you yet because you still need to make arrangements, please write "Need to Hire". Music teachers can provide a list of accompanists if requested. IF YOU ARE PLAYING AN ENSEMBLE: WRITE "NONE"
Ensembles ONLY - List any other members of your ensemble. Please list their name (first and last), Year in School (Ex. 7th, 8th, etc.): , and Instrument.
By selecting yes, the information above is accurate and you understand that the time frames are approximate and not a guaranteed specific time. You will receive your assigned time at least 2 weeks before the event. If you need to cancel, there are no refunds *Please print out your registration and attach the money and turn it in to your music teacher before October 25.
Yes, I agree to the terms above.
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