2019-2020 All-District Honor Band Auditions
January 11, 2020
January 25, 2020 - *Snow Date*
Central Davidson Middle School (for MS students)
Central Davidson High School (for HS students)
$7.00 per student (if mailed by December 13)
*Late Registration - $20.00 per student (if mailed after December 13)
The deadline to register students is December 13, 2019. Registration payments should be mailed directly to the audition chairs (Robert Johnston-MS & Terry Reid-HS) Checks must be postmarked by this date in order to avoid a late fee. ALL FEES MUST be received by the day BEFORE auditions. NO fees will be taken on the day of auditions. Registration forms will be sent to band directors by Robert Johnston (MS) and Terry Reid (HS) as we get nearer to the audition date. These forms will need to be emailed to the audition chairs by the registration deadline AND printed and mailed along with your registration fees.
2019-2020 All-District Honor Band Clinic
Now that audition results are final, it's time to get ready for this year's clinic! Everything's coming together well for this year’s clinic, and there's a lot of info below. There are a few changes from last year so be sure to read carefully. Several folks have worked diligently to get us all on campus again, and we are pleased to say that we have secured a 5th location on campus this year. We will be using Room 124, Gordon Gathering Hall, in the Reich College of Education as a location for middle school band rehearsal. Since this is a new space, please be patient as we work through the kinks that may come with utilizing it. Further, it is important that we take care of the space and the items in it, and to be respectful of the ASU employees that use this space daily.
Additionally, we have been able to make an adjustment to the schedule so that the middle school band rehearsing on Schaefer stage will not be displaced any longer than they are gone for lunch during Friday’s rehearsal. Thank you to Dr. John Ross, Dr. Jay Jackson, Mr. Todd Wright, and Dr. Douthit, Dean of the Hayes School of Music, for their work in making these two big changes possible. We are so glad that our clinic needs are in place so that our students and directors can have the best clinic weekend possible.
Please be sure to CAREFULLY READ and print the information below all the way to the end. In the email below, you will find links to the clinic schedule, student letter, behavior/medical form, and ASU campus maps. If after reviewing and you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We appreciate your patience and flexibility, and we look forward to a great event!
February 14-15, 2020 - 30th Annual Middle School All-District Clinic
February 14-16, 2020 - 69th Annual High School All-District Clinic
If you haven't already, make those ASAP. As a reminder, you are to be in the same hotel as your students, and be sure to follow your district's policy on overnight travel and chaperone requirements.
If a student cannot attend, let me know for middle school and Andrew Jimeson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for high school. If at all possible, please do so ASAP so that we can contact the next eligible student.
Middle School Concert Band
Mr. Bob Ballangee, Director of Bands, Damascus Middle School & Glade Spring Middle School, Washington County, VA
Middle School Symphonic Band
Ms. Deborah Haburay, Director of Bands, Forestwood Middle School, Flower Mound, TX
HS 9-12 Concert Band
Mr. Haskew Smith, Director of Bands, Newton-Conover MS & HS, Award of Excellence Winner
HS 9-10 Symphonic Band
Mr. Ron Payne, Retired Director of Bands, Charlotte Latin School & Providence HS
HS 11-12 Symphonic Band
Dr. John Locke, Retired Director of Bands, UNC-Greensboro
REGISTRATION DETAILS: Middle School - $23 per student & High School - $28 per student
All middle and high school registration will be in the Rosen Concert Hall Lobby in the Broyhill Music Center on Friday from 9 AM until 10:30 AM. Only band directors are allowed to register students, and directors must attend all clinic activities. Remember to bring one school or band booster check for middle school participants, and one school or band booster check (or cash) for all high school participants - DO NOT MAIL THEM AHEAD OF TIME and NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ALLOWED! Please be sure they are made out to NCMEA with NW All-District Clinic in the memo. Medals, meal cards, and certificates will also be in the packets given out at registration.
BEHAVIOR/MEDICAL FORMS (CLICK HERE)
Do not forget these! These are two sided and there are three required signatures on the second page. Please take a minute to check those and have them completed entirely BEFORE getting in line to check in. Further, be sure to check the appropriate band for the student on the top of that form.
SCHEDULE (CLICK HERE) & ASU CAMPUS MAP (CLICK HERE)
Please be aware that the rehearsal schedule and rehearsals locations are slightly different than years past, so review it CAREFULLY. Also, we hope the campus maps are helpful for those that are unfamiliar with the two campuses.
Music for each student will be sent to each director via Google. A big thank you to the band reps for organizing and distributing the music; you should be expecting the music on February 1st. Please make sure the kids bring their music with them. If you feel like they will lose it between your school and Boone, take it up before leaving and hand it back to them before rehearsals start. We will NOT have access to copy machines at Appalachian, so it is VITAL that you take the necessary steps to ensure that students arrive with their music. If there are any problems with music, let us know before Thursday as we are leaving for Boone at 3:30 PM.
Percussion parts will be assigned and the appropriate student folders sent to you. Large percussion equipment will be provided, however, sticks, mallets, beaters, and small accessory items will NOT be provided. MS & HS reps will be coordinating student percussion assignments and school percussion equipment assignments. Each school that has a percussionist in the bands will be assigned instruments to bring for use in rehearsals and concerts. These schools/students are responsible for bringing the instrument(s) assigned. We will not have access to cymbals and other small percussion equipment, so PLEASE take a moment to make sure your student brings the items assigned. If they do not bring it, then we will not have it, and that will not be good for our rehearsals or our clinicians.
The Northwest District Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Friday, February 14th at 10:30 AM in the Broyhill Music Center. The Northwest District General Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 15th at 9:15 AM in Recital Hall of the Broyhill Music Center.
At Appalachian, please make sure that you park buses on Rivers Street with the right tire touching the curb (NOT UP ON THE CURB), and cars may park in the Rivers Street. There is one right beside the Reich College of Education). After 5 PM, and on Saturday and Sunday, cars may park in unrestricted parking spaces in Schaefer lot, Broyhill Music Center lot, and Peacock lot across the street from BMC. Just be mindful of any Restricted Parking signs!
Please review the following information again with your students:
• Students are required to attend all rehearsals in their entirety in order to be eligible to participate in the clinic concert.
• Students should move quietly throughout all Appalachian State University facilities. Students should be respectful of all ASU students, faculty, and activities.
• Students should arrive at each rehearsal prepared with their instrument (in good playing condition), any needed accessories (mutes, extra reeds, sticks, mallets, etc.), a pencil, and a positive attitude. The use of electronic devices (cell phones, tablets, mp3 players) is NOT permitted in rehearsal rooms or concert halls.
• Help keep the ASU facilities clean and beautiful. Absolutely no gum, food, or drink will be allowed in the rehearsal rooms or concert halls.
• Performance attire is a minimum of “Sunday-Best”. Absolutely NO JEANS or TENNIS SHOES. Gentlemen should wear a dress shirt, tie, dress slacks and dress shoes. Ladies should wear an appropriate length skirt/dress or slacks for the stage performance.
STUDENT LETTER (CLICK HERE)
Please be sure each student gets the letter. There are important items in that for their review.
Each student will be receiving a meal card. Middle school students will have a balance of $15, and $20 for high school. Both middle and high school can use this card for Friday's lunch and Friday's dinner in the dining hall with the band reps and directors. Anything purchased above the amount on the card must be paid for by the students.
Rehearsals start promptly at 10:30 AM. If you have any needs or encounter issues the day of the clinic, call/text my cell at 336-374-0479 or Andrew Jimeson at 336-480-8866. Also, please know that per the bylaws, in order to participate in the clinic concert, students should be at the clinic in its entirety.
Thank you. Please let us know if you have any questions! We'll see you in Boone!
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