Middle School Festival

2022-23 MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND AND CHORUS FESTIVAL

Music Educators of Bergen County, Inc. announces auditions for the 2022-2023 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.

Applications will be online in September 2022. 


Middle School County Band Information

The 2022-2023 audition piece for wind instruments is High Flight by Chris Bernotas. This piece was commissioned by MEBCI to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Middle School Bergen County Band and it will be premiered at the festival in November. All wind instruments should prepare the entire first part. 

This piece is currently unpublished. Sponsoring school band directors can request parts by submitting this Google Form.

The 2022-2023 Percussion solos (composed by Gary Fink) are:

Mallets: SOLDIER’S SONG

Timpani: ROYAL MARCH

Multi-Percussion: CARMEN’S CAPITULATION- (Measures 1-75 Only)

PERCUSSION REQUIREMENTS and TIMPANI TUNING PDF


WIND INSTRUMENT SCALE REQUIREMENTS PDF


MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS PDF

MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND STUDENT APPLICATION- Online this September

MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND DIRECTOR INSTRUCTIONS PDF

DIRECTOR APPLICATION- Online this September

Please direct all questions to your local band director first.


Middle School County Choir Information

The 2022-2023 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 PDF)


MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS PDF

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR STUDENT APPLICATION- Online this September

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR DIRECTOR INSTRUCTIONS PDF

DIRECTOR APPLICATION- Online this September 

Please direct all questions to your local choir director first.


The Festival Coordinators are:

William Ullman, Emerson Public Schools (Emerson)

wullman@emersonschools.org

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

ssassi@bergenfield.org