Seating Auditions 12/4 – 12/8

6th Grade Band Seating Audition and Playing Test

December 4 – December 8

At the seating audition, students will be expected to play the following to the best of their ability:

  • Concert Bb Scale – Memorized
  • Toy Soldiers 25 to the End – Tempo = 92
  • Magma – Measures 48 to end – Tempo = 144
  • Windermere – Measures 29 to 61 – Tempo = 120

Students will be graded based on correct:

  • Rhythms (Counting)
  • Notes (Singing)
  • Dynamics (Volume)
  • Articulation (Tonguing, Staccato, Legato)
  • Phrasing (Playing 2 or 4 measures in one breath)
  • Tempo (Use a metronome, metronome app, or


6th Grade Band Winter Concert
Monday, December 18th 7PM at Central Islip High School


6th Grade Band Seating Audition Challenges

If a student is not happy with his or her new seat assignment, the student may challenge the person sitting one seat ahead of them.  The two students will be able to retake the playing test with an added sight reading requirement.  It is possible that new songs will be added to the repertoire by then.  All challenges will take place after we return to school in January.