NOW AUDITIONING AGES 12-18
What is the Summer Stage Band?
It's an opportunity for students to learn and experience music performance in a live band. Songs chosen will be popular and familiar Rock, Blues, and Country standards. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting June 11th, from 7-8PM. A community performance will be August 6th in Midlothian. Students with excessive absences to rehearsals may not be allowed to perform every song. Please plan to attend as many rehearsals as possible and the performance on August 6th.
This is a fun way for students to learn invaluable team building skills, as well as develop the discipline and courage needed to learn and perform music in front of an audience.
Depending on audition turnout, there may be more than one band. Groups will be between 4 and 10 band members.
Who Can Audition?
Any student ages 12-18. (Students who attended Summer Band previously do not have to audition.) We are auditioning the following instruments and skills:
Drums & Percussion
Saxophone & Horns
Why is There an Audition?
Space is limited. Additionally, time is limited. To provide the highest quality experience for all students involved, we must limit the amount of performers to allow students the performance time and attention they deserve. We can only utilize so many drummers or guitar players in a group.
How do I Audition?
Prepare 1-2 songs to perform solo for the judges. Call us at (469) 309-8333 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition. Auditions will be up to 15 minutes in length. There is a $10 fee to audition. See below for more details.
Performances will be graded on the following 5 areas:
Accuracy - Technique - Style - Stage Presence - Overall Skill Level
Backing tracks, and/or drum machines may be used.
Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7:00PM-8:00PM starting June 11th. Exceptions may apply and only 1 rehearsal may be held during the week (Ex: Fourth of July Week).
A public, community performance will be on Thursday, August 6th, 2019.
What is Expected of the Students?
Practice, practice, practice!!! Students are expected to work on their assigned parts at home, not just rehearsals. Students are expected to attend rehearsals on time, and not miss more than 2 rehearsals. Obviously, attendance at the performance is extremely important. Please remind students to bring any folders or notebooks required for rehearsals. Repeatedly listening to the original recordings chosen for performance is very valuable as well. Private lessons may be recommended for students who have missed rehearsals or who are struggling with parts.
Students must have a practice instrument at home!
What is the Registration Fee?
$150 Registration by May 31st
$170 Registration June 1st-11th
Last day to pay registration fee in full is June 11th, 2019.
Currently active STAGE VOLUME students receive a $10 discount.
Registration covers all rehearsal instruction and performance participation. A folder and notebook are the only additional materials required.
$10 Audition Fee:
There is a fee to audition. Students must pay to schedule an audition. However, if selected to join the band, this $10 fee goes toward the remaining cost to register. All students will receive a copy of the judges' score sheet with valuable performance critique to help with future development.