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Ridley High School Concert Band

Winter Rehearsal Schedule


Tuesday 1/6 Dress Rehearsal

Choir 6 - 7:30

Band 7:30 - 9



RHS Winter Concert

Wednesday, January 7th - 7pm

Tickets: $5 at the door



Rehearsals are mandatory for all members! If you cannot attend a rehearsal,

you must provide a note from a parent to Ms. D at least a week in advance.

There will be a make-up assignment for all missed rehearsals.


Missing the concert will result in an F for the class and cannot be made up!


Concert Dress:

Men

Black dress pants (no jeans!)

Black dress shoes (no sneakers)

Choir/Band - white tuxedo shirt (we will provide bow tie)

Band Only - white dress shirt & dark tie

Women

All black!

black dress pants/skirt (no jeans or yoga pants/leggings, skirt must go below knees!)

black blouse/top (NO tshirts, sleeveless shirts, over-sized sweaters/scarves)

black dress shoes (no flip flops or sneakers)


*Students who are not in proper dress for the concert will be sent home to change.

If you miss the concert because of this you will fail the class!*


Talk to Ms D ASAP if you are having trouble getting appropriate concert dress clothes.



Directions for uploading video tests to dropbox:


  • Record your video using your iPad (camera roll)


BEFORE PROCEEDING...watch your video and make sure you’re happy with it!

Your video must show your face so I know it’s you playing!


  • Log on to Dropbox or the Dropbox app


  • Find the correct folder

For example: Concert Band - Scale Assessments - C Scale - Woodwinds


  • Click on the “...” and then on the plus sign to add a file

  • Select your video file from your camera roll


That’s it!

Click here to access our Dropbox Folder for video tests

Click here to access the chromatic scales needed for your audition

Click here for SCALE ASSESSMENTS


Interviews/Auditions

...beginning Tuesday, September 2nd


Don’t be nervous! This is just so I can get an idea of your level and experience.

You will be playing:


- Chromatic scale (at least one octave, or full range)

- Prepared piece of your choosing (at least 32 bars - can be a concert band piece, a solo piece, or something from a method book)

- Sight reading (chosen by Ms D)


You will be scored on:

- Rhythm

- Notes/intonation/tone

- Musicality/articulation/dynamics



Required iPad Apps


Canvas

Download the Canvas application and make sure your school-issued login is functioning!


Dropbox

Download the app and try your log in!


Gmail

You can register by going to www.google.com and creating a google account. If you already have a google account (gmail) you are already registered and can start using gmail/google drive!


Google Drive

Students can download the app “google drive”. You can use the same google account that you used to set up Gmail (above). The iPad app will sync with your account.


ProMetronome

This is a free metronome app to be used while practicing