This year’s Pasco All-County Band audition materials can be found on in our Member’s Only section. Just click, download and print you parts. In addition to performing that prepared piece, you must also complete the following:
- Major Scales – according to the FBA All-State requirements. Twelve major scales, (3 minutes or less), complete with arpeggios, at a minimum tempo of MM quarter note = 120. Scales are to be performed a minimum of 2 octaves where possible. Students who wish to play a 3rd octave may do so. All scales must be performed within the allotted time frame. Scales must be performed in complete octaves. The scales are to be tongued ascending and slurred descending. The students will be asked to perform scales in their transposed form. Scales will be performed in the following order, starting with the concert key of: G, Ab, A, Bb, B, C, Db, D, Eb, E, F, & Gb. Scales will be scored based on the quality of performance of the scale.
- Chromatic Scale – All chromatic scales will be played according to the All-State requirements. 2 octaves where appropriate.
- Sight-reading – A short sightreading exercise to demonstrate the student’s reading ability. The student will have thirty seconds to study the piece before playing it. Sight-reading will be required on mallets and snare only for percussion students.
- G.P.A. – All students must have a minimum GPA of a 2.0. Students who do not meet this requirement, will not be permitted to audition.
This Thursday, May 12, 2011, will be the Fivay High School Music Department’s Spring Concert. It will take place in the Fivay High School Cafeteria, and will begin at 7:00 p.m.. The concert should last about an hour, and is free! This concert will feature the Jazz Ensemble, Chorus, and Symphonic Band. Music is to be selected from:
Act Your Age
Thoughts of Home
Our Gift for You
The Beatles – feat. Penny Lane, Ob-la-Di Ob-la-da, Let it Be, Hey Jude
Stephen Foster Fantasy – feat. Oh Susanna, Old Folks at Home, Camptown Races
Into the Storm
Congratulations to the Bayonet Point Middle School Band, for receiving Excellent ratings at the FBA Middle School Concert Festival. They played extremely well, and have a lot to be proud of. They earned an overall Excellent rating, with a Superior in sight-reading!
The Fivay High School Symphonic Band participated in the FBA Concert Band Festival at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, on March 3, 2011. Our students gave a wonderful performance, and earned straight Excellent ratings. We couldn’t be more proud of our students. Photos and mp3 recordings will be posted as soon as possible.
This groups next performance will be on Friday, March 11th during the schools lunches.
On Monday, March 7, 2011, we will be taking some students to Bayonet Point Middle School to perform for their school. We will be taking the Jazz Ensemble, Drumline and Winterguard. Students will be missing their a portion of their 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th period classes. We will be doing 4-5 performances, during their different lunch periods. They will be excused from their classes, and will be allowed to make up their work.
The Fivay High School Winterguard performed “Glee” at the FBA District Solo and Ensemble Festival on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at J.W. Mitchell High School. This group has qualified and will be performing at the FBA State Solo and Ensemble Festival in Orlando, FL!