Drum Major Clinic Information
Monday, March 27 2:00 – 4:00
Monday, April 3 2:00 – 4:00
Monday, April 10 2:00 – 4:00
Friday, April 14 3:00 PM
Please wear uniform B for clinics and auditions
Have a pencil, binder, notebook paper, colored pencils, and a pen
Have a copy of the band handbook with you
Have a flash drive with a folder labeled Drum Major Auditions 2017
The written Drum Major assessment will be given on Monday, April 10
Drum Major pre spring break study guide
Know the transpositions for all instruments
Know how to read both treble and bass clef
Be able to analyze and write out the subdivision for simple and compound rhythms
Basic music vocabulary to be selected from the following terms:
Fortissimo, Forte, Mezzo Forte, Mezzo Piano, Piano, Pianissimo, Presto, Vivace, Allegro, Andante, Largo, Moderato, meno mosso, molto, dolce, cantabile, marcato, staccato, accent, legato, articulation, attack, breath, chord, chromatic, compand meter, diatonic, dynamics, embouchure, harmony, homophonic, counter melody, melody, intonation, major, minor, key signature, time signature, meter, phrase, pitch, polyphonic, posture, pulse, release, rhythm, slur, tempo, tongue, unison, timbre, accelerando, adagio, cadence, chromatic scale, clef, dissonance, duet, dynamics, energico, espressivo, fermata, grandioso, grave, grazioso, interval, intonation, key, klangfarbenmelodie, leading note, measure, modulation, monotone, motif, natural, octave, ornamentation, partial, progression, relative major/minor, root, rubato, sharp, flat, double sharp, double flat, temperament, tempo, tessiture, tonality, tonic, treble, bass, vibrato
Be able to look at a score and identify the key, melody, counter melody (if applicable), bass line, and cadence points.
Be able to analyze a phrase
Know the three underlying principles of the Treasure Coast High School Band
Know the four expectations of band members at marching band rehearsals as listed in the band handbook
Be prepared to teach any marching skill
Be prepared to demonstrate any marching skill
Be prepared to give the band any standard marching command
Prepare a drum major salute
Conduct in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 times at the following tempos:104, 144, 164, 172
Conduct I Have A Love (scores will be provided at the first drum major clinic).Here is the audio link:http://www.arrpubco.com/apc_media_player/playerwindow.php?item=M721
Be prepared to answer questions in the drum major interview about the position, the band program, the band handbook, and the marching manual.
Drum Major candidates should also be prepared to answer basic questions about leadership.
There is a 50 question test that will have questions about football and the items listed above.The score from this is half of the audition.
The interview/conducting audition is the other half of the audition. The drum major audition panel will select the drum majors on April 14. Candidates will be informed on April 14 of the results of the auditions.