High School Festival

2018/19 HIGH SCHOOL BAND AND CHORUS FESTIVAL

Music Educators of Bergen County, Inc. announces auditions for the 2018/2019 Bergen County High School Chorus and Band. The Bergen County Chorus and Band have consistently displayed a high standard of musical excellence and have been an important annual event for many of the county’s outstanding student musicians.

2018/2019 Bergen County Band and Chorus Festival Staff:

Evan Cooper, Festival Coordinator

2018/2019 Bergen County Chorus

Patricia Blanchard, Rutherford HS, Conductor

Rebecca Saltzman, Ramsey HS, Manager

Emily Reitter, Ramapo HS, Manager

Lynn Morneweck-Fuld, Mahwah HS, Audition Chair

2018/2019 Bergen County Band

Amy Wilcox, Northern Valley Reg. HS – Old Tappan, Conductor

Erika Sulich, Dumont HS, Manager

Amy Wilcox, Northern Valley Reg. HS – Old Tappan, Audition Chair


Please be aware of our attendance policy for students who successfully audition for the ensembles. No absences of any kind will be allowed for any reason. Any absence will result in immediate removal from the ensemble. Please be sure to check your schedule before applying to avoid uncomfortable and unnecessary situations. As usual, the Band and Chorus Auditions will be held separately.

Chorus Auditions will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Paramus High School.

Band Auditions will be on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 also at Paramus High School.

DIRECTIONS TO PARAMUS HIGH SCHOOL

Please check the Director and Student Audition information for submission deadlines.


Directors must complete the Director Application Form, SUBMIT THEM ONLINE and then print it out for signature. Students must complete the Student Application Form, SUBMIT THEM ONLINE and then print it out. The application endorsements must then be signed appropriately. Both the Director Application and the Student Applications accompanied by the appropriate audition fees should then be submitted to the Audition Chair by Certified Mail in one package. Students should not submit applications online more than one time (for each audition). Please have all pertinent information –voice part, instrument, director info, etc. – and a working printer connected to your computer before submitting application.

Reminder – We have added to our schedule a “SNOW MAKE-UP” date for the concert on Monday evening, January 14, 2019. Please put this date on your schedule.

All audition applications must be sent by CERTIFIED MAIL, RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED. Your receipt will be verification that applications have been received. Certified mail guarantees that the audition coordinator received applications. By adhering to the above procedures, you, the audition chairs and the coordinator will avoid being placed in difficult situations.

Students in your Music Department who wish to participate in both ensembles may do so. Students auditioning for both must be aware of the responsibilities and schedules of both ensembles. If a student chooses to audition for both ensembles and is selected for both, the student must participate fully in both ensembles. Failure to participate fully will result in the student being dropped from both groups. Please advise your students to apply/audition for the ensemble(s) best suited for them.

If you have any questions, you may contact:

Amy Wilcox (Band Auditions Chair) at 201-768-3200 ext. 24550 or wilcox@nvnet.org

Lynn Morneweck-Fuld (Choral Auditions Chair) at 201-762-2300, ext. 7248 or lmorneweck@mahwah.k12.nj.us

Evan Cooper (Festival Co-Coordinator) at 201-906-5217 or cooperesc@gmail.com

Please download information and forms as needed.


Chorus Auditions will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Paramus High School. 

Please check the Director and Student Audition information for submission deadlines.

CHORUS AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

CHORUS SOLO FILES – ALL VOICES

CHORUS STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS

HS CHORUS STUDENT APPLICATION

CHORUS DIRECTOR INSTRUCTIONS

CHORUS DIRECTOR APPLICATION


Band Auditions will be on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 also at Paramus High School.

Please check the Director and Student Audition information for submission deadlines.

BAND STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS

BAND AUDITION REQUIREMENTS (WINDS)

PERCUSSION AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

PERCUSSION ETUDES:

MULTI PERCUSSION

TIMPANI

MALLETS

BAND STUDENT APPLICATION

BAND DIRECTOR INSTRUCTIONS

BAND DIRECTOR APPLICATION