Middle School Festival

2018/19 MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND AND CHORUS FESTIVAL

Music Educators of Bergen County, Inc. announces auditions for the 2018-2019 Bergen County Middle 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.


Middle School County Band Information

Congratulations to Alecia DeJoseph (Tenafly Public Schools) on being selected to conduct the 2018-2019 Bergen County Middle School Band.

The 2018-2019 audition piece for wind instruments is Overture in B-flat  by Giovannini (arr. Robinson). Required publisher is RBC Publications (Dorabet Music Co.).

All instruments should prepare the entire first part EXCEPT for bassoon.  Bassoon students should only prepare measures 68-138 of the Bassoon II part.

Band Scale Requirements: (LINK to PDF – Scales/Tuning)

The 2018-2019 Percussion solos (composed by Gary Fink) are:

Mallets: Skipping Along (LINK to PDF-Mallets)

Timpani: To Market, To Market, Jiggity Jig (LINK to PDF-Timpani)

Multi-Percussion: Galoping on Tiptoes (LINK to PDF-Multi Percussion)

Scale Requirements and Timpani Tuning are posted here: (LINK to PDF – Scales/Tuning)

3 timpani (32″, 29″, 26″), Bass Drum, Marimba, and Xylophone will be provided at the audition.

All other instruments, sticks, and mallets must be brought by the student.

MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS

MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND STUDENT APPLICATION

DIRECTOR INSTRUCTIONS

DIRECTOR APPLICATION


Please direct all questions to your local band director first. If necessary, contact the audition co-chairs:

Heidi Haderthauer: hhaderthauer@newmilfordschools.org

Michael Stephenson:  mstephenson@ramsey.k12.nj.us 


Middle School County Choir Information

Congratulations to Rebecca Dugan (Paramus Public Schools) on being selected to conduct the 2018-2019 Bergen County Middle School Chorus.

The 2018-2019 Choir Audition Solo is The Water is Wide. Please download the appropriate files for each voice part:

(The Water is Wide- PDF of ALL FOUR PARTS)

Soprano: The Water is Wide (A Major)

Alto: The Water is Wide (F Major)

Baritone-High: The Water is Wide (B-flat Major)

Baritone-Low: The Water is Wide (G Major)

Choir Scale Requirements are posted here: (Middle School Choir Scales)

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR STUDENT APPLICATION

DIRECTOR INSTRUCTIONS

DIRECTOR APPLICATION

Please direct all questions to your local choir director first. If necessary, contact

John Von Glahn (Choir Audition Chair): jvonglahn@cboek12.org


The Festival Co-Coordinators are:

William Ullman, Emerson Public Schools (Emerson)

 wullman@emersonschools.org

Stacey Sassi, Roy W. Brown Middle School (Bergenfield) 

ssassi@bergenfield.org