6th Grade Seating Auditions and Playing Test

6th Grade Band Seating Audition and Playing Test

November 15 – November 17

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

  • Concert Bb Scale – Memorized
  • Sounds of Joy 21-45
  • Spectrum 7-15, 21-29, 47-57

Students will be graded based on correct:

  • Rhythms (Counting)
  • Notes (Singing)
  • Dynamics (Volume)
  • Articulation (Tonguing, Staccato, Legato, Slur)
  • Tempo (Use a metronome, metronome app, or metronomeonline.com)


Winter Concert
Tuesday, December 11th 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 the concert.