Middle School Festival

2019-20 MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND AND CHORUS FESTIVAL

Music Educators of Bergen County, Inc. announces auditions for the 2019-2020 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 Tyler Adel (Harrington Park Public Schools) on being selected to conduct the 2019-2020 Bergen County Middle School Band.

The 2019-2020 audition piece for wind instruments is The Blue and the Gray by Clare Grundman. Required publisher is Boosey and Hawkes (NOT arr. Longfield). All  wind instruments should prepare the entire first part. Trumpets should prepare the Cornet I part.

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

The 2019-2020 Percussion solos (composed by Gary Fink) are:

Mallets: Soldier’s Song (LINK to MALLET PDF)

Timpani: Royal March (LINK to TIMPANI PDF)

Multi-Percussion: Carmen’s Capitulation (LINK to MULTI PDF)

Scale Requirements and Timpani Tuning are posted here: (LINK to SCALES/TUNING)

Applications will be online in September 2019.

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

Kate Michalowski: kaitlin.michalowski@wwrsd.org


Middle School County Choir Information

Congratulations to Nicole Cascione (Paramus Public Schools) on being selected to conduct the 2019-2020 Bergen County Middle School Chorus.

The 2019-2020 Choir Audition Solo is The Water is Wide. Please download the following file:

(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)

Applications will be online in September 2019.

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