This message is for all students interested in auditioning to be Drum Major of the Central High School Band. As stated on our summer calendar we are beginning Drum Major and Student Leaders training on Tuesday, July 10th from 2:30pm-5pm. All Student Leaders as well as Drum Major candidates are expected to attend the student leader seminar from 2:30pm-4pm. At 4pm our Student Leader candidates will be dismissed and I will have Drum Major conducting training from 4pm-5pm. If anyone has a scheduling concern for any of our Drum Major training I must be notified by a parent or guardian as soon as possible. I will be emailing more information on topics of your audition to you next week.
The following is something to think about. One part of your audition will be conducting the ballad of our marching show this year entitled "In His Eyes" from the Musical Jeckyll and Hyde. If you have internet access I would recommend going to the following website and start listening to it. To get an audio sample of the ballad navigate your internet browser to the following:
www.msconcepts.com--->on the top left you will see "Productions" hover your mouse over "Productions" and click on "Field Shows"----->you will see a list of shows, hover your mouse over "Select Category"---->select "Broadway"---->click on the word "Jeckyll and Hyde"---->you will see three songs under "Music for Jeckyll and Hyde" the second one is "In His Eyes"---->click on the link next to In His Eyes that says "Listen"---->it should download a recording and play it using your default music player.
All Drum Major candidates will be given a CD copy at our first seminar. This is so you can get a head start. Start thinking about how you can be expressive through conducting this piece. If you have any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Bands