Audition

Entry into the Rock Band and the Performance band is by audition only and students must have lessons in the instrument they play in the band to ensure their place.

It is not a competition between students, but rather a marker for students to work through, that reflects the amount of practice students are doing at home.

The auditions requirements will be given out to students in week 2 of term 4, applications for auditions must be in by the end of week 5 and auditions will start in week 7. The audition requirements for 2018 are as follow:

Orchestral Instruments, Bass Guitar and Keyboards:

  • Concert B flat scale
  • Concert E flat scale
  • Any single octave chromatic scale (not for Bass Guitar)
  • Excerpt from a current band piece (Band Master will specify the section)
  • Sight reading
  • Own choice (short piece, 1 min max)
  • Percussion:
  • Scales as above on the glockenspiel or the xylophone
  • Drum kit
  • Sight reading on both drum and glockenspiel
  • Excerpt from a current band piece (Band Master will specify the section)
  • Own choice (short piece, 1 min max)