"The Tri-State Middle School Honor Band Clinic will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018, and we cordially invite you and your exceptional young band members to be a part of this exciting event. The clinic is intended for 7th and 8th grade students who excel in their home programs and are ready to meet the challenge of more difficult literature. Guest conductors for this premiere program are respected educators who specialize in working with younger musicians.
How to enroll:
All students must have at least one complete year of band instruction and should be proficient in the concert keys of B-flat, E-flat, F, and A-flat. Percussionists should be capable of performing on snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, accessories, and/or mallets and timpani. There are different ensembles in which students will be placed. The only way to get into the TOP ensemble is to submit a recording of your performing the excerpt provided in late September.
Directors will submit a list of nominations along with a $40 nonrefundable fee for each student. This price covers the cost of the clinic and includes lunch and a t-shirt for each student. All recordings will be made in Mr. D's office BEFORE OCTOBER 12.
Our school's Home Page...
This link is the first step needed in order to be up-to-date on events, news, class announcements, and general information about Meyzeek and your student's middle school life. The "Listserv" e-mail is sent out in the morning. This is the PRIMARY means of communication for many teachers, so don't miss out!
This is a VERY thorough site. Pick the range of the note that you want (is it in the low, middle, or upper range?), then click on his link to that specific chart.
This is the most complete fingering chart system that I've ever seen. Complicated, but it has TONS of fingerings!!!
ALL percussionists should be pouring over these links.
Drummers need not worry about them.
HOW TO PRACTICE:
The "Block P" is the oldest marching band formation.
Director of Bands Williams "Spots" Emrick was the first to break with the traditional military-oriented "rank-and-file" marching style way back in 1907!
Louisville Youth Orchestra:
The LYO, founded in 1958, provides an extraordinary musical experience for young people from grade school through age 21. The LYO is made up of four orchestras, an elementary string program, and various ensembles in which students advance according to their own musical progression and interests. There are nearly 350 musicians from 60 schools and 15 counties in the Louisville & Southern Indiana metro area.
Musicians are required to participate in their school instrumental music programs and must take private music instruction. Financial scholarships for instruction are available and awarded based on need. Performance opportunities provide a wide range of meaningful experiences from September through June each year.