High School Festival

2017/18 HIGH SCHOOL BAND AND CHORUS FESTIVAL

Music Educators of Bergen County, Inc. announces auditions for the 2017/2018 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.

2017/2018 Bergen County Band and Chorus Festival Staff:
Evan Cooper, Festival Coordinator

2017/2018 Bergen County Chorus
Kerry Dunn, Leonia HS, Conductor
Rebecca Saltzman, Ramsey HS, Manager
Lynn Morneweck-Fuld, Mahwah HS, Audition Chair

2017/2018 Bergen County Band
Jeff Haas, Ridgewood HS, Conductor
Theodora Sotiropoulos, Nor. Highlands HS, Manager
Amy Wilcox, Nor. Valley RHS-O.T., Audition Chair

HIGH SCHOOL FESTIVAL GENERAL INFORMATION


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 26, 2017 at Paramus High School. 

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

HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS STUDENT REQUIREMENTS

HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS SOLO FILES- ALL VOICES

CHORUS STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS

CHORUS STUDENT APPLICATION

CHORUS DIRECTOR INSTRUCTIONS

CHORUS DIRECTOR APPLICATION


Band Auditions will be on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 also at Paramus High School.

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

HIGH SCHOOL BAND REQUIREMENTS-Updated 8/29/17

BAND STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS

BAND STUDENT APPLICATION

BAND DIRECTOR INSTRUCTIONS

BAND DIRECTOR APPLICATION

PERCUSSION ETUDES:

(look at band requirements sheet for percussion etude cuts)

MULTI PERCUSSION

TIMPANI

MALLET PERCUSSION


Directors must complete the Director Application Form, SUBMIT THEM ONLINE and then print it outfor 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 Tuesday evening, January 16, 2018. 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.