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Students and Parents - before you know it, marching season will be over and it will be time to begin concert band. Below is the initial information necessary to get a good start. Please read carefully and thoroughly so you can be best prepared for concert band season. 

The transition from marching band to concert band will slowly begin the week after BOA Grand Nationals. Students will separated into three concerts bands as well as working on the Kiwanis Christmas Parade tune as soon as Grand Nationals are completed. 

Initial Audition Information

Auditions will take place in October or early November. Most auditions will take place before school and during 1st hour, but some auditions could be scheduled after school as well. As with the last few years, auditions will be done with school mp3 recorders.  Additional details as to the audition process will be given to students as the audition approaches. 

Audition music has been passed out to all students. The material is the same music as honor band (both OMEA and NCDA) audition music. For clarification purposes, all music that is not marked out must be prepared for honor band auditions. Music that is marked in brackets is the portion that must be prepared for concert band auditions. Students must also prepare scales for both the honor band and concert band auditions. 

Students will be placed into one of three concert ensembles based upon audition, skill level, musicianship, eligibility, and ability displayed during audition. 

OMEA Honor Group

We are pleased to announce that the Wind Symphony has been selected as an honor group for the Oklahoma Music Educators State Convention and will perform at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center in mid-January. Regular sectionals will take place in the months of November and January in order to be ready for this performance. More information will be added as concert season approaches. 

Concert Attire

Concert attire (also referred to as concert blacks) is required for all students enrolled in concert band. Men use a full tuxedo - jacket, pant, white tux shirt (wing tip collar), black bowtie & cummerbund, black dress shoes with dark socks. Tuxes are to be purchased from Alyssa's Bridal at 6808 S Memorial for complete deal. Price for complete package is approximately $185.99 + tax. Students/Families should take care of this in advance to allow enough time for any alterations or back orders. It will be important to do this before the Thanksgiving Holiday in order to have tux in hand for the holiday concert in December.

Ladies use a concert dress ordered through the band parent organization with black shoes. All 9th grade girls, new students, and students needing another dress are measured for proper dress size during marching season and then ordered in time for dresses to arrive before the holiday concert in December. Price is approximately $75.00 and includes shipping.

Any questions regarding concert attire may be directed to Lynn Oberlender

Concert Materials Information

All students will need the Foundations for Superior Performance (blue book), a pencil, as well as additional materials defined by each performing group/conductor. Information and deadlines for additional materials will be added after auditions are completed and rehearsals for each band begin.

Concert Rehearsal Schedule

Students are to be seated in chairs and individually warming up @ 8:25. Roll will be taken at this time. Full group rehearsals will begin at 8:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and go to the end of 1st hour. On Tuesdays, students are to be seated @ 7:40 with rehearsal beginnng at 7:45. Sectionals will be defined by each group & director for this year. With the Wind Symphony performing at the OMEA festival, it may be necessary for sectionals to start after the Thanksgiving Break in order to be thoroughly prepared for the event.  

Spring Trip Information

There are no spring trips planned for rolex replica the concert bands this year. The spring of 2020 will be the next time that the concert bands will take a trip in the spring semester. 

Concert Band Performance Dates

Holiday Concert - Thursday, December 13th
TCC Pre-State Music Festival - Thursday, March 28th or Friday, March 29th
HS Preview Concert - Tuesday, April 2nd
Percussion Recital - Friday, April 5th
State 6A Concert Band Contest - Friday, April 12th
State 6A-E and 6A-EE Concert Band Contests - Tuesday, April 9th
Spring Concert - Thursday, May 16th (back up date is May 1th in case of bad weather)