Honor Band

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Dear Colleague,

 

The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Music is proud to announce the 36th Annual Honor Band Festival! We are excited to welcome over 350 students to our beautiful campus for two days of music learning and performing! This year's festival will be held Thursday, January 22 through Saturday, January 24, 2015. While the majority of the festival's construct will remain the same, there are some modifications to note regarding the application process, ensembles, repertoire and ensemble auditions. Please read this entire letter for more details.

 

Application Process

The application will be online again this year. With over 700 applications each year, this will allow us to more efficiently and accurately process all of the information. Students (or directors) will be able to input their information into the online form. Once the application is submitted, two emails will be generated – one to the parent/guardian with a link to a publicity release form and one to the director with a link to a short recommendation form, which will also be submitted electronically. Please submit applications here.

 

Ensembles

Please see below for a listing and description of each the festival's ensembles. Students will audition on parts again this year and should prepare all of each of the parts for their ensemble's repertoire. The primary reason for this process is to increase the amount of individual preparation and decrease the amount of sight-reading, thereby increasing the overall educational and performance outcomes of the festival. Audition excerpts will be posted outside the audition rooms on Jan. 22. Please read all of the descriptions below for complete details.

 

  • Wind Ensemble

    The Wind Ensemble will consist of students in 9th through 12th grades. Once students are accepted to the festival, they will receive an email with a link to password protected copies of the first parts of the ensemble's repertoire that will serve as the audition materials. If there are not enough students who audition for the Wind Ensemble, students will be pulled from the top of the Symphonic Band's roster. Students who audition for the Wind ensemble and are not accepted will be placed in a seat appropriate to their ability in their default ensemble.

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  • Symphonic Band

    The Symphonic Band will consist of high school students in 11th and 12th grade only. Once students are accepted to the festival, they will receive an email with a link to password protected copies of the first parts of the ensemble's repertoire that will serve as the audition materials. Important: 11th and 12th grade students may choose to audition for the Wind Ensemble by preparing its repertoire for their placement audition.

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  • Concert Band

    The Concert Band will consist of high school students in 9th and 10th grade only. Once students are accepted to the festival, they will receive an email with a link to password protected copies of the first parts of the ensemble's repertoire that will serve as the audition materials. Important: 9th and 10th grade students may choose to audition for the Wind Ensemble by preparing its repertoire for their placement audition.

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  • Junior High

    The Junior High Honor Band will consist of students in 7th and 8th grade only. There will be no 9th graders in the Junior High Honor Band. Once students are accepted to the festival, they will receive an email with a link to password protected copies of the ensemble's repertoire that will serve as the audition materials.

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Repertoire

The repertoire for each ensemble will serve as the prepared material for chair placement auditions. PDFs of parts will be posted on the UTM Department of Music Website and only accessible to musicians via a password protected login.

 

Auditions

First parts of the repertoire for each student's band will serve as the source for the audition excerpts. Students should prepare all parts to the best of their ability. Students should also plan to perform two major scales (Junior High – up to three sharps and flats; HS – up to five sharps and flats). Percussionists should plan to play two major scales and two of the standard PAS rudiments (slow-fast-slow). A rudiment sheet will be provided on the Honor Band website.

 

Location

The high school ensembles will rehearse in the newly renovated and expanded Fine Arts Building and the junior high will rehearse in the Ballroom of the University Center. All performances will take place in the Fine Arts Building.

 

Solo Competition

Graduating seniors accepted into festival bands are welcome to audition for the Solo Competition. The winner will perform at the final festival concert on Saturday afternoon and receive and an offer of a music scholarship not to exceed $8000.00 (over a four year period). This award is restricted to graduating seniors who wish to pursue a music degree at the University of Tennessee at Martin beginning in the Fall of 2015. Please see the schedule for audition times. To apply for the competition, students must do the following:

  1. Indicate their intent to audition on their application.
  2. Upload a video audition of the intended audition piece via YouTube and send the web link to Dr. Oelrich (joelrich@utm.edu) for screening purposes. Deadline for video submission is Friday, January 9. No more than 10 students will accepted for the on campus auditions. Non-acceptance into the on-campus solo competition will not effect participation in the honor band
  3. Students receiving an invitation to audition on campus will be notified by Monday, January 12.
  4. Students invited to audition on campus will be required to supply a piano accompaniment (if applicable) to Dr. Oelrich by Friday, January 16.
  5. Auditions will take place Friday from 10:00-11:30 am.
  6. Repertoire should be congruent with the musical quality and difficulty of a music department entrance audition.

Directors' Sessions

We will offer Directors' Sessions again this year. Please check the Honor Band website for more information as it becomes available.

 

Conductors

Dr. John Oelrich - The University of Tennessee at Martin Wind Ensemble

Dr. Milt Allen - Music & Arts Symphonic Band

Mr. Randal Box - Brentwood High School Concert Band

Ms. Elizabeth Fritz - Decorah Middle School Junior High

 

Fees

The fee for the UT Martin Honor Band Festival is $45.00 per student and includes the cost of all music, conductor's honorarium and travel, and a UTM Honor Band patch. Total payment must be received by Friday, January 9, 2015. Please make checks payable to UTM Bands. Alternate students will be selected to replace students who have not paid by this date. Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds. Meals will be the responsibility of the students and directors. All hotel reservations are to be made by the director directly with the hotel. Housing is available in Martin and Union City.

  • Days Inn-Martin (731) 587-9577

  • Hampton Inn-Martin (731) 587-5800

  • Econo Lodge-Martin (731) 587-4241

  • Hospitality House-Union City (731) 885-6610

  • Hampton Inn-Union City (731) 885-8850

  • Super 8 – Union City (731) 885-4444

  • Country Hearth-Union City (731) 885-7774

Applications must be received at The University of Tennessee at Martin Band Office no later than Friday, NOVEMBER 29. Based on your recommendations, the committee will make decisions in early December and notifications will be sent by Friday, December 6. Selection of the honor band participants is competitive and based on your recommendation.

 

Audition times will be included with the acceptance packet. We ask that your students register one hour before their assigned audition times. Due to the volume of students auditioning, plan to audition shortly after registering to avoid a bottle neck near the end of the audition window. A complete festival schedule will be found on the Honor Band website and a hard copy will be included in the acceptance packet.

 

We sincerely believe the UT Martin Honor Band Festival will be an excellent musical experience for you and your students. Thank you for enhancing your students' musical experiences by supporting this activity.

 

Dates to Remember:

  • Nov. 29 Application & Director Recommendations due
  • Dec. 8 Email and mail notification of selected students
  • Jan. 9 Payment due

  • Jan. 9 Solo Competition Videos due (YouTube links emailed to Dr. Oelrich)
  • Jan. 22 Registration, Audition, Rehearsal
  • Jan. 23 Rehearsal, Solo Competition, Director's sessions, UTM Montage Concert
  • Jan. 24 Rehearsal, Solo Competition Winner & Honor Band performances in afternoon

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email.

Sincerely,

 

John Oelrich, D.M.A.

Director of Bands

The University of Tennessee at Martin

133 Fine Arts

Martin, TN 382384

731-881-7403 | joelrich@utm.edu

 

More information coming soon

 

Audition Requirements

 

Parts

First parts of the repertoire for each student’s band will serve as the source for the audition excerpts. Find your band (by grade) and click your instrument to access your audition materials. Students should prepare all parts to the best of their ability. Your band director will supply you with the password to access the parts.

 

Scales

Students should also plan to perform two major scales: Junior High – up to three (3) sharps and flats; HS – up to five (5) sharps and flats.

 

Percussionists should plan to play two major scales and two of the standard PAS rudiments (slow-fast-slow). Clicking percussion in each ensemble provides a rudiment sheet.

 

HS Wind Ensemble – Grades 9-12 (if you choose to audition for)

 

The Wind Ensemble will consist of students in 9th through 12th grades. Once students are accepted to the festival, they will receive an email with a link to password protected copies of the first parts of the ensemble’s repertoire that will serve as the audition materials. If there are not enough students who audition for the Wind Ensemble, students will be pulled from the top of the Symphonic Band’s roster. Students who audition for the Wind ensemble and are not accepted will be placed in a seat appropriate to their ability in their default ensemble.

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • French Horn
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Percussion

 

HS Symphonic Band – Grades 11-12

 

The Symphonic Band will consist of high school students in 11th and 12th grade only. Once students are accepted to the festival, they will receive an email with a link to password protected copies of the first parts of the ensemble’s repertoire that will serve as the audition materials. Important: 11th and 12th grade students may choose to audition for the Wind Ensemble by preparing its repertoire for their placement audition.

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • French Horn
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Percussion

 

HS Concert Band – Grades 9-10

The Concert Band will consist of high school students in 9th and 10th grade only. Once students are accepted to the festival, they will receive an email with a link to password protected copies of the first parts of the ensemble’s repertoire that will serve as the audition materials. Important: 9th and 10th grade students may choose to audition for the Wind Ensemble by preparing its repertoire for their placement audition.

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • French Horn
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Percussion

 

Junior High Band – Grades 7-8

 

The Junior High Honor Band will consist of students in 7th and 8th grade only. There will be no 9th graders in the Junior High Honor Band. Once students are accepted to the festival, they will receive an email with a link to password protected copies of the ensemble’s repertoire that will serve as the audition materials.

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • French Horn
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Percussion

 

  • Days Inn - Martin (731) 587-9577
  • Econo Lodge - Martin (731) 587-4241
  • Hampton Inn - Union City (731) 885-8850
  • Hospitality House - Union City (731) 885-6610
  • Country Hearth - Union City (731) 885-7774
  • Super 8 - Union City (731) 885-4444

Dr. John Oelrich

D.M.A., Assistant Professor
Director of Bands
Office: 133 Fine Arts
Phone: (731) 881-7403
Email: joelrich@utm.edu
Web: http://www.utm.edu/departments/band

oelrich

 

 

John Oelrich joined the faculty of The University of Tennessee at Martin's Music Department in 2012 as Director of Bands. His primary teaching responsibilities include conducting the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, teaching instrumental conducting and rehearsal techniques, supervising student teachers and the oversight and continued development of the university bands.

 

Prior to his appointment at UT-Martin, Dr. Oelrich was the Doctoral Conducting Associate at The Ohio State University, where he conducted the Collegiate Winds and taught courses in the undergraduate conducting sequence. Dr. Oelrich taught at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa for several years, including seven years as an adjunct and one year full-time as Director of Instrumental Music. At Loras, he taught courses in music history, music education, conducting, orchestration, conducted the Wind and Jazz Ensembles and coached chamber ensembles. Prior to his time at Loras, Dr. Oelrich spent ten years teaching middle school and high school music education in Wisconsin and Iowa.

 

Dr. Oelrich is the founder and former conductor of the Dubuque Chamber Winds, a semi-professional chamber wind ensemble. Under Oelrich's leadership, the ensemble performed a wide variety of literature, including standard, lesser-known and newly edited historical works. The ensemble was selected to perform at the 2004 Iowa Bandmaster's Association Convention as well as numerous performances in the Dubuque area.

 

Classical period chamber wind literature and conducting pedagogy, specifically the use of Laban Movement Theory and Mime in the collegiate conducting class curriculum, are Dr. Oelrich's primary areas of research. His critical edition of Ignace Pleyel's Parthia in Dis has been accepted for publication by Fountayne Editions of London. Critical editions of unpublished works by Hoffmeister, Pleyel, Kurzweil and Winter are in progress.

 

After growing up on a dairy farm near Spencer, Wisconsin, Dr. Oelrich earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Instrumental and Vocal Music Education from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville, a Master of Music from the University of Northern Iowa and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from The Ohio State University. When not involved in music or teaching related activities, Dr. Oelrich enjoys spending time with his family, reading, hiking, and amateur astronomy. He, his wife Ruth, children Owen and Lucy, and yellow Labrador Maia, reside in Martin, TN.

Dr. Milt Allen - Symphonic Band

Dr. Milt Allen is a popular conductor, clinician, speaker, author and tireless advocate on behalf of music education. A 26-year veteran of the rehearsal room, including 17 years in the public school, his musical mission now takes him beyond the traditional rehearsal room to assuming the role of “music guerilla,” furthering music, artistry and education through whatever avenues available. Milt’s rare perspective encompasses teaching positions in rural/suburban, large/small and public/parochial environments. He has successfully taught beginning band in a boiler room through the collegiate level, including his final teaching position as Associate Director of Bands/Visiting Associate Professor of Music at The Ohio State University. Yet always, from British Columbia to Glasgow, Scotland and at conferences including the Midwest Clinic, MENC regional and national conventions and BASBWE International Wind Festivals, Milt’s humor, passion and experience combine to illuminate the possibilities of both music education and the live art of performance.

Active in the commissioning and recording of new wind works for both developing and experienced bands, he has collaborated with many composers, including Michael Sweeney (High Water Mark: The Third Day), Mark Camphouse (Watchman, Tell Us of the Night), James Bonney (TranZendentalDanse of Joi), Jonathan Newman (My Hands Are a City), Steven Bryant (Ecstatic Waters)and Alex Shapiro (Immersion). He is also the author of "Music, Artistry, and Education: A Journey Towards Musical Growth and Enlightenment," published by Meredith Music Publications/Hal Leonard. 

Ensembles under Allen's direction have received numerous awards at local, state and national levels including recognition by the United States Congress for Musical Excellence. He is a two-time high school Teacher of the Year, a Kansas Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist, and is listed in various Who's Who publications. Other honors and distinctions include 5 awards from the Ohio State University School of Music recognizing his teaching and service and selection as a Conducting Fellow for the Eastman Wind Ensemble's 40th Anniversary. In 2008, Dr. Allen became the first civilian in the history of the United States Air Force to tour as a featured conductor (USAF Heritage of America Band) and received an Eastern Illinois University Achievement and Contribution Award. 

Dr. Allen is an educational consultant for both Music & Arts, the largest band and orchestra instrument retailer in the United States, and Jupiter Instruments/KHS America. In addition, he serves as a clinician for the Hal Leonard Corporation and Meredith Music Publications. 

Mr. Randal Box - Concert Band

Randal Box is Director of Bands at Brentwood High School in Brentwood, Tennessee. He has held that position for the last 23 years of a thirty-five year career that also includes teaching in Pocahontas, Arkansas, and Clarksville, Tennessee.  He holds degrees from Middle Tennessee State University and Arkansas State University.



At Brentwood High School, Mr. Box coordinates the instrumental music program and is chair of the Department of Fine Arts and Wellness. His responsibilities include conducting the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band and directing the Marching Band and after-school Jazz Band, as well as teaching Guitar and AP Music Theory.



The concert ensembles at Brentwood High School consistently receive superior ratings in concert and sight reading assessments; the band performs at least four concerts each year, one of which features a special guest soloist accompanied by the band, and another with special guest conductors that the Brentwood Band Boosters bring to campus for a two-day residency. Previous guest conductors have included presidents of the National Band Association and the American Bandmasters Association. In 2002 the Brentwood Wind Ensemble performed for the MENC-The National Association for Music Education National Conference in Nashville.



During his tenure, the Brentwood Marching Band has had many significant performances, such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1995 and 2001, and the Fiesta Bowl National Band Championship in Phoenix. The band has been a finalist multiple times in Bands of America Regional Championships in Indianapolis, St. Louis, Atlanta and Jacksonville, Alabama, and is a three-time semi-finalist in the Bands of America Grand National Championships. In the MTSU Contest of Champions, the Brentwood Band has been a finalist 10 times, receiving the bronze medal in 2003 and named Reserve Grand Champion in 2002. In 2007 the Brentwood Marching Band was featured on country superstar Brad Paisley’s hit recording “Online.” The music video was named the Country Music Association Video of the Year and the BHS band performed live with Paisley for an audience of over 30 million viewers on the international broadcast of the Country Music Association Awards in November of 2007.  Mr. Box has conducted workshops and clinics in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Georgia, and is the author of Flashtrax, a DVD-based rhythmic reading instructional method



Mr. Box holds membership in many professional organizations, including Phi Beta Mu, the Tennessee Music Education Association, and the Tennessee Bandmasters Association. He is a past-president of the Middle Tennessee School Band & Orchestra Association and President-Elect of the Tennessee Bandmasters Association. He has served the Tennessee Music Education Association in a number of capacities and is currently the State Conference Performances Chair.  He has received four Certificates of Merit for Marching Excellence from the National Band Association, and in February of 2008 was awarded an NBA Citation of Excellence for outstanding contribution to bands and band music. Mr. Box was the Williamson County Teacher of the Year for the 2000-2001 school year, and was recognized in the December 2000 School Band and Orchestra magazine report Fifty Directors Who Make a Difference. Mr. Box was featured in the cover article of the July, 2008 Instrumentalist magazine, and in 2011 was named a "John Philip Sousa Foundation Legion of Honor Laureate." In April of 2013 Mr. Box was inducted into the MTSU Band of Blue Hall of Fame.



In 2001, Mr. Box was named one of the music directors of The Tennessee Ambassadors of Music, an ensemble comprised of outstanding student musicians from across the state of Tennessee. He has led this group on six European concert tours, visiting seven countries and presenting five band and five choir concerts for European audiences in the summers of 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013.



Randy lives in Arrington with his wife Tawana, who is an outstanding music educator in her own right: students from her flute studio consistently audition successfully for All-State and other honor organizations, as well as receive significant college scholarships to study flute.  They have four children, all of whom are active in music education: Nakayah teaches band at Dupont-Tyler Middle School in Nashville; Jared teaches band in Grainger County in East Tennessee; Febrienne teaches band and choir at Lewisburg Middle School in Marshall County, TN, and Micheala is a sophomore working toward a music education degree at Tennessee Tech University.

Ms. Elizabeth Fritz - Junior High Band

Elizabeth Fritz is a National Board Certified music educator, in her 31st year of teaching. She has been part of a successful band program in Decorah, Iowa for the past 28 years. Her work has spanned teaching bands and lessons grades 5 –12.

 

Originally from Southern California, she received her BME degree from the University of Northern Iowa (‘83) and a Masters of Science in Education, emphasis Educational Technology from Boise State University (‘05). She also holds graduate certificates in Online Teaching and Learning (’07) and Educational Media, Design and Technology (’11). Liz currently creates and teaches online instruction for music students and professional learning for arts educators. This part of her teaching reflects her passion for technology and mentoring.

 

Liz has published and been involved in a music technology projects with Kjos Music Publishers and “Iowa Makes Music” (subsidiary of NPR’s “From the Top”) which includes creation of comprehensive technology integrated lesson plans. Her most current projects include developing exploratory courses for “non-traditional” music students using music technology.

 

She is the chair and founder of the Tri-State Middle School Honor Band in Decorah and has been a guest conductor for many middle school honor bands across the state of Iowa. She serves as an adjudicator for the Iowa High School Music Association, involved with All-State, Large and Small Group Festivals.

 

Ms. Fritz has also been very involved with several committees within various state music organizations including the Iowa Comprehensive Music Project. She is the Co-Administrator of the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education “Model of Excellence” mentorship program for first year arts teachers. She has done presentations at the state and national level on music technology, comprehensive musicianship and mentoring.

 

Liz has been Instrumental Chairperson of the Iowa Core Fine Arts Writing Team since September of 2009. This work, in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Education has culminated in a document providing information for music educators about the alignment of the Iowa Core (Common Core) and Fine Arts.

 

Ms. Fritz is a Past - President of the Iowa Bandmasters Association. Her responsibilities concluded during the 2010-2011 school year. She was responsible for overseeing the organization’s state board of directors, and moving and planning the state conference at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown in May of 2010. She currently serves as IBA Webmaster. Liz is a past President of the Northeast Iowa Bandmasters Association and has been previously honored by NEIBA receiving the Phillip Sehmann Excellence in Teaching award in 2004. In December 2012 she was honored and nominated by her peers in Northeast Iowa Bandmasters with the Karl King Service Award – Active. In May of 2013 she was selected (the first woman) to receive the statewide Iowa Bandmasters Karl King Service Award - Active.

 

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Solo Competition

Graduating seniors accepted into festival bands are welcome to audition for the Solo Competition. The

winner will perform at the final festival concert on Saturday afternoon and receive and an offer of a

music scholarship not to exceed $8000.00 (over a four year period). This award is restricted to

graduating seniors who wish to pursue a music degree at the University of Tennessee at Martin

beginning in the Fall of 2015. Please see the schedule for audition times. To apply for the

competition, students must do the following:

  1. Indicate their intent to audition on their application.
  2. Upload a video audition of the intended audition piece via YouTube and send the web link to Dr. Oelrich (joelrich@utm.edu) for screening purposes. Deadline for video submission is Friday, January 9. No more than 10 students will accepted for the on campus auditions. Non-acceptance into the on-campus solo competition will not effect participation in the honor band
  3. Students receiving an invitation to audition on campus will be notified by Monday, January 12.
  4. Students invited to audition on campus will be required to supply a piano accompaniment (if applicable) to Dr. Oelrich by Friday, January 16.
  5. Auditions will take place Friday from 10:00-11:30 am.
  6. Repertoire should be congruent with the musical quality and difficulty of a music department entrance audition.

Parking

We have been assured by campus police that no tickets will be issued to vehicles without University Parking Permits during the Festival. Try to park close to the University Center, if possible. If you do receive a ticket, please bring it to headquarters in FA 132, and we will take care of it.

Registration

After arriving, please register and pick up your packet in the Fine Arts Band Work Room – FA 132. The Warm-up Room for High School students will be the Band Room – FA133. The Warm-up Room for Junior High School students will be the Fulton Theatre in Fine Arts. Your school's packet will contain name badges for yourself and all participating students, maps, festival schedules, a list of area restaurants and flyers for upcoming UT-Martin Department of Music events. Please distribute these flyers to interested students in your program. Name badges are to be worn at all times during Festival events.

Auditions

Auditions for both High School and Junior High School students will take place in the Fine Arts Building. A detailed list of room assignments will be in your packet.

Fees – Receipts

If your school requires a receipt for your fees, please see Sherry Adams in Fine Arts 108 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Thursday or Friday.

Rehearsal Breaks/UTM Student Chamber Ensemble Performances

There are 15-minute breaks scheduled during the long rehearsal blocks. During these times UTM Student Chamber Ensembles will be presenting short performances in the main lobby of the Fine Arts Building. Please encourage your students to attend these. They will be short enough so students will still be able to have some time to chat, use the restroom, etc.

Hospitality Room

The Director's Hospitality Room will be in FA 170 (Green Room). Water and coffee will be available all day and light breakfast will be served in the morning until 10:00 a.m

Reception

Please join us for a reception sponsored by Amro Music after the UTM Montage Concert on Friday night at La Cabana. Light snacks will be served.

Department of Music Auditions

If any of your students wish to schedule a UTM - Department of Music audition during the Festival, please have them sign up for a time during the initial registration on Thursday in FA 132. Sign-up sheets will be available for all instruments, including voice and piano.

Instrument Considerations

Percussion - We have assembled enough percussion instruments to outfit each ensemble. Please bring sticks and mallets only.

 

Large Instruments – Tuba, Euphonium, Baritone & Tenor Saxophones may be left in the rehearsal spaces where they will be secured.

 

Flute/Piccolo – If you have a student who is interested in being considered for piccolo, please have them bring them along. The only audition requirement will be a scale of the auditioner's choice.

Concert Dress

Concert Dress for each ensemble will be nice dress. Please keep the choices modest and refrain from jeans and printed items. Look classy and professional.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions and we look forward to having you on campus!

 

Dr. John Oelrich

Director of Bands

731.881.7403 | joelrich@utm.edu

 

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Early (Registration and auditions completed by no later than 3pm) i.e. between 1 and 3pm

Camden
Dyersburg
Dyer County
Fayette Academy
Gibson County
Henry County
Lake County

McKenzie
Obion County
Ripley
South Fulton
Westview
Yorkville School

 

 

Middle (Registration and auditions beginning at 2pm and completed by 4:30pm)

Chester County
Collinwood
Crockett County
Graves County
Halls
Humboldt
Lexington
McCracken County
Peabody
Scotts Hill

South Gibson
Southside
Union City
University School of Jackson
Waverly Central
White House High School
White House Heritage High School
Wilson Central High School
Wooddale High School

 

 

Late (Registration between 3:30pm and 4:30 pm, with auditions completed by 6pm)

Adamsville
Cheatham
Evangelical Christian School
Goodpasture
Hardin County
Hickman County
Jackson Central Merry

Liberty Tech
McNairy Central
Munford
Riverside
South Pittsburg High School
Spring Hill School
Wayne County

 

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Early (Registration and auditions completed by no later than 3pm) i.e. between 1 and 3pm

Camden
Dyer County
Dyersburg
Fayette Academy
Henry County
Lake County

Medina
Obion County
Rutherford
Trenton Rosenwald
Union City
Yorkville School

 

Middle (Registration and auditions beginning at 2pm and completed by 4:30pm)

Bolivar
Crockett County
Dyer
Graves County

Halls
Lauderdale
Waverly

 

 

Late (Registration between 3:30pm and 4:30 pm, with auditions completed by 6pm)

Appling
Decatur County Middle Schools
Evangelical Christian School
Goodpasture
Hardin County

Liberty
Riverside
Rose Hill Middle School
Selmer

 

 

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