Band Placement Recordings Due Tomorrow

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Mar 22, 2022, 2:18:00 PMMar 22
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Centennial High School Bands

All Students: Fill out This Form Now

-Recordings to be submitted by midnight Wednesday, March 23rd-

You can submit using flipgrid, or a link to an unlisted video on youtube or even a google drive link 

This audition is not required of 8th graders - this audition is required for all current 9-11 grade high school band students. Every year we have a few 8th graders who win seats in the top band. If you would like a shot at getting into the top band, this audition is for you. All current/future Centennial Band students (regardless if you are auditioning or not) should fill out this Google Form - this form contains information that the directors need to know in order to create class lists/rostes. (This form is also linked in the directions of the audition portal).

All auditions must be uploaded or sent by the end of the day Wednesday, March 23rd. Videos will upload anonymously. You may record your selections in one single take, or splice together several takes together into 1 Flipgrid audition video. If you are having trouble using the FlipGrid Platform and wish to share your audition another way (YouTube, Google Drive, etc), you are welcome to do so.

Audition Procedure: 

  1. To access the audition portal, please go to https://flipgrid.com/centennialband

  2. Sign in with your U4SD School Email Address

  3. Navigate to your audition “Topic”. For example, if you play trumpet please click the “Trumpet Audition” Topic

  4. Fill out the Google Form in the Topic Description

  5. Record your selections (either in one continuous video or several shorter videos combined together)

  6. Make sure you click “Submit” once you are satisfied with your recording, and you are done!

Additional Audition Information: Your audition video should clearly show YOU performing the audition materials. Please no mp3 recordings, hidden faces, etc. You may include separate videos for each component of the audition. However, the videos must not be edited. You are also welcome to submit one continuous video of you performing all components of your audition. All videos will be submitted anonymously, so only the directors can see them.

  • Winds:

  • IMEA Scale Sheet Lines 1-4 (in your instrument folder) with metronome 

    • First four lines. Tongue every note. 

    • Quarter Note=60 bpm with metronome

  • Up to four lines of your choice of either or both ILMEA etudes found in your instrument folder.

    • Percussion: 

  • Snare Rudiments: Three of each at your fastest, controlled speed: 5 stroke roll, 9 stroke roll, Paradiddle, Double Paradiddle, Flam Accent, Single Drag Tap, Flam Tap. A steady tempo is better than a faster tempo.

  • Mallet Scales: First 4 Lines of OBOE Scale Sheet.  Quarter Note=60 bpm with metronome..To be played on a bell kit, piano, or any other keyboard instrument you may have at home. (to demonstrate your proficiency on note reading)



Michael Allen
Director of Bands
Champaign Centennial High School
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