Auditions for the GMEA District 12 Honor Band and the GMEA All-State Band will be held on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 here at Dodgen Middle School! The two auditions are combined, and students may opt to try out for Honor Band, All-State Band, or both.
Honor Band: District Honor Band will take place on February 1-3, 2019 at Lovinggood Middle School. Students from all of Cobb County compete for seats in two bands that will have concentrated rehearsals with outstanding guest conductors, and put on a Sunday concert. The audition fee is $10.00.
All State Band: Students exceeding a certain score will pass to the final round of All-State auditions at Perry Middle School in Perry, GA on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The highest performing students from the final audition earn spots in the Georgia All-State Band (and their picture on the Dodgen Wall of Fame)! Rehearsals and concert are February 28-March 2, 2019, in Athens, GA. Guest conductors are notable musicians from throughout the entire country. The audition fee is $25.00.
Students who sign up for either will be given the required scales and music, AND receive help in class to make sure they are preparing appropriately and making progress toward their final goal. The improvement that students make while preparing for these auditions is the ultimate goal. In that sense, everyone is a winner!
Percussion only:Above scale and sight reading requirements on xylophoneSnare drum - four rudiments and sight readingTimpani - Tuning test, two rudiments, and sight reading.
More detailed requirements and all audition materials will be provided after registration is complete.
Payment is due on September 7th, 2018, the same day as this registration form.