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  • Mr. Garrett Stannard

Jan '20 - Jan 13

Auditions for 2nd Semester Wind Ensemble

Monday January 13th at 3:45pm


Concert Band Students wishing to be placed in Wind Ensemble for Second Semester should prepare the following materials:

  • 5 major scales, (Concert Eb, Bb, F, C, & G) - Find these scales in your Habits of a Successful Musician text pg. 5

  • One one short selection/étude that displays your level of musicianship. (at least 30-60 seconds in length)

Private Auditions will take place Monday January 13th at 3:45pm in the PHS Band Practice Room

Semester 1 - Band Final

Week of January 20th

Wind Ensemble Final // Submitted by: Jan 22nd

*all selections are to be played with a metronome


Wind Instruments (final may be performed in person)Video recording of the following 3 exercises:

  1. Concert Ab or G Major // Scale, Arpeggio, 3rds, & Technical Study - Quarter Note=100

  2. Exercise 1 (Chromatic Scale) up and down - Quarter Note=76

  3. Exercise 2 (Espressivo) - Tempo as indicated

  4. Exercise 3 (Technical) - Tempo as indicated

Wind Instrument Grading Rubric

Percussionists (final may be performed in person)Video recording of the following 4 exercises:

  1. Concert Ab or G Major // Scale, Arpeggio, 3rds, & Technical Study - Quarter Note=100

  2. Exercise 1 on Snare, Mallets, or Timpani - Quarter Note=76

  3. Exercise 2 on Snare, Mallets, or Timpani - tempo as indicated

  4. Exercise 3 on Snare, Mallets, or Timpani - tempo as indicated

*Must play exercise 2 or 3 on Mallets.

Percussion Grading Rubric


Concert Band Final // Submitted by: Jan 22nd

Wind Instruments (final may be performed in person)Video recording of the following 3 exercises:

  1. Concert C or Eb Major // Scale, Arpeggio, 3rds, & Technical Study - Quarter Note=80

  2. Exercise 1 (Chromatic Scale) up and down - tempo as indicated

  3. Exercise 2 (Espressivo) or Exercise 3 (Technical) - Quarter Note=80

Wind Instrument Grading Rubric

Percussionists (final may be performed in person)Video recording of the following 3 exercises:

  1. Concert C or Eb Major // Scale, Arpeggio, 3rds, & Technical Study - Quarter Note=80

  2. Exercise 1 on Snare, Mallets, or Timpani - tempo as indicated

  3. Exercise 2 or 3 on Snare, Mallets, or Timpani - Quarter Note=80

*Must play exercise 1, 2, or 3 on Mallets.

Percussion Grading Rubric


Jazz Ensemble Final // Submitted by: Jan 22nd

Video Recording (with backing track) of one of the following charts:

Jazz Grading Rubric


Repertory Jazz Final // Submitted by: Jan 22nd

Video Recording (with backing track) of one of the following charts:

Jazz Grading Rubric


Spring Jazz Trip Proposal - UNC Jazz Festival

April 23rd - 26th

Attached: Proposed Itinerary and Cost

Due - Jan 17th by 10am: Parent Permission Slip

*students not enrolled in "0 Hour Jazz Band" are eligible to attend

19/20 Basketball Pep Band Schedule

Enrollment in Concert Band or Wind Ensemble requires attendance to 4 pep band events over our 8-game home schedule.

Regular Season Home Games

  • 1/23 - Billings Central 7:00 (Theme, black shirts - 8th grade band night)

  • 1/25 - Hardin 4:00 & 5:30

  • 2/6 – Laurel 6:00 & 7:30

  • 2/8 - Butte Central 4:00

  • 2/13 - Manhattan 6:00 & 7:30 (Senior Night)

Post Season Games

  • 2/26-2/29 Divisional’s Tournament - Billings Metra

  • 3/11-3/14 State Tournament - Billings Metra

Track Pep Band Attendance: CLICK HERE

0-Hour Jazz Rehearsal Schedule

Week of Jan 13

Monday - Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday - Rep Jazz

Wednesday - Jazz Ensemble

Thursday - Rep Jazz & Jazz Ensemble

Friday - Rep Jazz


Final's Week of Jan 20

Monday - Finals Week - No Rehearsal

Tuesday - Finals Week - No Rehearsal

Wednesday - Finals Week - No Rehearsal

Thursday - Finals Week - No Rehearsal

Friday - No School

Upcoming Events

January

  • 23 // Basketball Pep Band - 7:00

  • 25 // Basketball Pep Band - 4:00 & 5:30

February

  • 6 // Basketball Pep Band - 6:00 & 7:30

  • 8 // Basketball Pep Band - 4:00

  • 13 // Basketball Pep Band - 6:00 & 7:30

  • 26-29 // Divisional’s Basketball Tournament - Billings Metra

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