2019 BJHS Percussion Audition Information

How to Audition:

Percussion Auditions will take place as a live group audition. Students will be moved around to different instruments in order to assess their strengths and weaknesses. Students will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Technique
  • Sound production and quality
  • Dynamic control
  • Rhythmic control and understanding
  • Music Reading

Students will also be given live feedback and instruction. They will be evaluated on how that feedback is processed and applied.

Students are required to prepare exercises (see 2019 audition music) that will be used doing the audition process.

The audition process will continue through percussion camp (May 29th-31st) and throughout the summer months with the instrument assignments being finalized the first week of band camp. Students will be steered toward certain instruments and given information for improvement on said instruments. Student are encouraged to tryout on their desired instrument with the understanding that they may be moved to an alternate instrument based on the benefit not only to the student but the section as a whole.

  1. Complete Online Registration.  This form takes a few moments to load.  Be patient.  If you are a current Bob Jones Band 9th through 11th grader or a current Discovery band 8th grader, you will receive an email with the required password.  You will not be permitted to audition if you have not completed online registration.
  2. Download, complete, sign as necessary, and bring the following forms to your audition:
    • 2019-20 Band Contract.  You and your parents must sign and initial this contract.  You will not be permitted to audition without this signed contract.
  3. Download and prepare the 2019 Audition Music. Passwords will be sent via email.
  4. Full Group auditions will be held from 5-7pm on Tuesday, May 7th.
  5. Bring the following check to your audition:
    • Check for marching band jersey: $27
      • Current BJHS band members do NOT need to purchase new jersey if existing jersey is in good condition.  They will be inspected at uniform fittings during band camp to ensure quality.
    • Any unpaid fees or expenses from the 2018-19 school year. You will NOT be allowed to audition if you have an outstanding balance.

If you do not receive passwords via email or are a transfer student from another system, please fill out the contact form and passwords will be sent to you.