Middle School Festival

2017/18 MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND AND CHORUS FESTIVAL

Music Educators of Bergen County, Inc. announces auditions for the 2017-2018 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 Band Information

Congratulations to Jeffrey Brown (Band Director, Bergenfield Public Schools) on being selected to conduct the 2017-2018 Bergen County Middle School Band.

BAND STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS

BAND STUDENT APPLICATION

BAND DIRECTOR INSTRUCTIONS

BAND DIRECTOR APPLICATION

DIRECTIONS TO BROOKSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL

The 2017-2018 audition piece for wind instruments is Fantasy on American Sailing Songs by Clare Grundman. Required publisher is Boosey and Hawkes (not arr. Longfield).

-First part of each wind instrument

-Trumpets prepare CORNET I part

MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND SCALES PDF

The 2017-2018 Percussion solos (composed by Gary Fink) are:

Mallets: Soldier’s Song (MEBCI Mallet Solo #1 PDF)

Timpani: Royal March(MEBCI Timp Solo #1 PDF)

Multi-Percussion: Carmen’s Capitulation (MEBCI Mult Perc Solo #1 PDF)

Scale Requirements and Timpani Tuning are posted here: (Middle School Band Scales PDF)

Applications will be online in September 2017.

Please direct all questions to your local band director first. If necessary, contact Kyle Kubicki (Middle School Band Audition Chair) at kubicki@nvnet.org 

Middle School Choir Information

Congratulations to Laura Kosmich (Leonia Public Schools) on being selected to conduct the 2017-2018 Bergen County Middle School Chorus.

CHOIR STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS

CHOIR STUDENT APPLICATION

CHOIR DIRECTOR INSTRUCTIONS

CHOIR DIRECTOR APPLICATION

DIRECTIONS TO WESTWOOD REGIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL

The 2017-2018 Choir Audition Solo is The Water is Wide. Please download the appropriate files for each voice part:

Soprano: The Water is Wide (A Major) (Soprano PDF)

Alto: The Water is Wide (F Major) (Alto PDF)

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

Baritone-Low: The Water is Wide (D Major) (Baritone-low PDF)

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

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
 wullman@emersonschools.org
Stacey Sassi, Roy W. Brown Middle School (Bergenfield) 
ssassi@bergenfield.org