- All-West Orchestra Results (11/19/2017)
- All-West Jazz Audition Information (11/18/2017)
All students will play their prepared pieces, All students will sight-read, and All students except drummers will Improvise two (2) choruses of F-Blues (Track 8) Volume 42: Blues in All Keys, by Jamey Aebersold And One (1) chorus of B-flat Rhythm Changes (Track 1) Volume 47: I Got Rhythm Changes in All Keys, by Jamey AebersoldFor the F Blues the student will listen to one chorus and then improvise for 2 choruses. For the Bb Rhythm Changes, the students will start improvising immediately after the count-off. For their improvisation, drummers will play 8 Measures of the following styles; (In 4/4 time: 8 Measures of Swing at BPM = 160, 8 measures of Samba bpm = 160, and 8 measures of Funk bpm=120
- Orchestra Audition (11/18/2017)
Just a reminder that tomorrow’s judges meeting will start promptly at 7am.
- All-West Middle School Decision Form (11/16/2017)
Students auditioning for more than one ensemble must complete, and turn in, the applicable decision form at Saturday’s audition.
- All-West Audition Assignments (11/15/2017)
The teacher duty roster for Saturday’s auditions have been posted, along with a parking map for Briarcrest Christian School.
- All-West Band Auditions (11/14/2017)
Registration is now open for All-West Band auditions. The deadline to register is Friday, December 8th.
- Percussion All West Music Information (11/9/2017)
Members of WTSBOA,
We have updated the Percussion audition music for the All West Middle School, 9-10, and 11-12 Bands. It came to the Executive Board’s attention that we made a serious error in regards to the current music. The etudes were copyrighted music by Dr. Julie Hill and Dr. Eric Willie and were used without their permission. I feel terrible about this and I take full personal responsibility in that all of the audition music had to be approved by me before they were published. It was sloppy on my part and I apologize to Dr. Hill, Dr. Willie, and Row-Loff Productions for using this material and publishing it on our website.
Dr. Hill and Dr. Willie have been very kind and professional during this whole process. I want to thank them and Row-Loff for working with us to make sure the students don’t have to completely start over with new music. There will be minimal changes to the music, with only a few additions made to ensure the full etude is being performed as originally intended. In addition, Dr. Hill and Dr. Willie are providing video tutorials for the students to help them as they prepare for the auditions. If you would like to purchase the book that features these etudes and many other great learning etudes, please click here on the hyperlink to look at it: http://www.rowloff.com/BooksFolder/AIAE.html.
Again I apologize to everyone for this very serious error on my part, but cannot express enough my gratitude to Dr. Hill, Dr. Willie, and Chris Crockarell at Row-Loff Productions for their willingness to make this work for our students! If you have any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All-West Orchestra Auditions (11/8/2017)
The audition times for All-West Orchestra auditions have been posted.
- Orchestra Verification Lists (10/31/2017)
Orchestra verification lists have been posted.
- Show Band Festival (10/30/2017)
The results from this past Saturday’s Show Band Festival have been posted.