Honor Band/All State Band Auditions
John A. Jeffres, Director of Bands Brian Westphal, Associate Director


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!

Audition Requirements
Four Major Scales, played from memory
Chromatic Scale, played in a specific range for each instrument
Sight reading
Prepared etude (All-State Only, available from www.gmea.org)

Percussion only:
Above scale and sight reading requirements on xylophone
Snare drum - four rudiments and sight reading
Timpani - Tuning test, two rudiments, and sight reading.

More detailed requirements and all audition materials will be provided after registration is complete.

Last Name *
Student's LAST name
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First Name *
Student's FIRST name
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Schedule verification *
I have checked my family schedule, and my child is currently available for all auditions, rehearsals, and performances for which we are registering.
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Name of parent completing this form and granting permission for your child to participate.
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Payment Instructions
Please note that all payments must be submitted in an official school payment envelope, clearly marked with the student's information and "Honor Band" on the appropriate line. One payment may be submitted for both auditions, since the money goes through the same account. Checks should be made out to Dodgen Middle School. This should be dropped into any of the black money collection boxes throughout the school.

Payment is due on September 7th, 2018, the same day as this registration form.

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