Goin' Band Audition Material 2013
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
2 Check List 3 Letter from the Director 4 Medical Release & Band Fee Form*
To be returned as soon as possible
5 Registration Guide 6 Music Audition Criteria 7 Visual Audition Criteria 8 Equipment Requests & Audition Music
DATES TO REMEMBER June 30 Information Form DUE July 13 Mini Camp: Lubbock July 21 Mini Camp: Central Texas July 28 Mini Camp: Houston August 4 Mini Camp: DFW August 17 SUMMER BAND begins August 26 First Day of Classes
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GOIN BAND from RAIDERLAND
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CHECK LIST: PRINT AUDITION MATERIAL FILL OUT ONLINE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
Found on the front page of goinband.org MAIL IN MEDICAL RELEASE FORM & BAND FEE
Medical Release Form attached below. The band fee is $165 ($100 for uniform cleaning fee, $50 for social dues and $15 for spats). Checks should be paid to Texas Tech University Return to: Texas Tech University, Attn: Debbie Holt, School of Music, Box 42033, Lubbock, TX 79409 NOTE: Full refunds will be made available if you do not make the band.
SIGN-UP FOR A MINI-CAMP ON THE ONLINE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
Mini-Camp: Lubbock at Texas Tech University on Saturday, July 13th from 3-5 PM Mini-Camp: Central Texas at James Madison HS (San Antonio) on Sunday July 21st from 1-3 PM Mini-Camp: Houston at Cypress Ridge HS on Sunday July 28th from 1-3 PM Mini-Camp: DFW at The Westin Stonebriar (Frisco) on Sunday, August 4th from 1-3PM
REGISTER FOR GOIN BAND AT RED RAIDER ORIENTATION
Take this Registration Helper with you to your advisor. Attached below.
PURCHASE OUR GAME DAY AND TRAVEL ATTIRE
Once you have registered for the class and/or filled out your online membership application, you will receive a link to the website where you can purchase the following: Under Armour Red shirt, Under Armour shorts, GB ball cap, MTX black marching shoes, gray Goin Band performance shirt and the Cold-Weather Uniform (Hoodie and Sweats).
NOTE: Full refunds will be made available if you do not make the band.
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Hello! Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the award winning Goin Band from Raiderland! As a potential member of Goin Band, you are invited to share in the Foot and a Half experience that is guaranteed to each member that earns a position in our organization. This foot and a half of prime real estate is a reminder of our commitment to music and our appreciation for our eighty-eight years of history. Summer Band begins Saturday, August 17th at Noon in the Student Union Building (Red Raider Ballroom). Auditions are Sunday, August 18th. We do NOT limit how many students we accept into the program, but there are music and visual expectations associated with our selection process. We are looking for students that are actively engaged in making positive contributions to Goin Band musically, physically and socially. MUSIC COMPONENT Goin Band serves as a spirit organization and a university course so the musical demands of our ensemble are highly valued. We want you to be successful so we provide several opportunities for you to receive instruction from our student leaders and graduate assistants before your audition.
(1) The music component is 60% of your overall audition. (2) Auditions are NOT blind and either a School of Music faculty member and/or a designated graduate student
will adjudicate your audition using a box system (attached below). Our section leaders will give small and large sectionals on Saturday, 8/17.
Note: If you are interested in Court Jesters, our indoor athletic band, this Goin Band music audition will serve as your Court Jester audition.
VISUAL COMPONENT We are offering four optional instructional camps this summer to give all potential members an opportunity to learn our marching techniques before summer band. We use a straight-leg technique (with a soft/relaxed knee on the cross). We also use the Tech Step, a traditional high step, for our pre-game show.
(1) The visual component is 40% of your overall audition. (2) The band staff and graduate assistants will do all visual auditions. You will do a multitude of marching
fundamentals that typically include forward march, backwards march and our pre-game Tech step sequences.
INSTRUMENTS We will check out Piccolos, Tenor Saxophones, F Marching Horns (not Mellophones), Trombones, Baritones and Sousaphones on day one of summer band. There is no charge for these instruments. Audition results will be posted no later than two hours AFTER all have auditioned on Sunday, August 18th. Once you have earned a position with us, you have committed yourself to a semester to entertain, to inspire and to be excellent. We look forward to you joining our team; it will be one of the best experiences you will have in your collegiate career!
Duane Hill Director of Athletic Bands Associate Director of Bands
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Return this page and your check (made payable to Texas Tech University) to: Texas Tech University, Attn: Debbie Holt, School of Music, Box 42033, Lubbock, TX 79409
FULL NAME: ________________________________________ R#: _____________________ BAND FEES Uniform Cleaning Fee $100 Social Dues $50 Spats $15 Indicate size: Medium ____ Large ____ X-Large ____ TOTAL $165 NOTE: Most students will need a medium or a large depending on the size around your ankles. Indicate above. ALL students will need NEW spats for our uniform. MEDICAL INFORMATION & LIABILITY RELEASE FORM Although we take every precaution to contribute to the health and well-being of our students, it is ultimately up to the individual student to be in charge of their physical health and well-being (ie: eating properly, staying hydrated and etc.). With this understanding, please complete the following Medical Liability Release: I, ________________________________________, fully accept all responsibility and assume (please print full name) all risk for my participation in the Marching band Program at Texas Tech University. I hereby release Texas Tech University, its officials, faculty and staff, or agents from any and all claims or actions resulting from any and all accidents, illnesses or injuries I sustain while participating in any or all phases of the Texas Tech University Goin band from Raiderland. I certify that I am eighteen years of age or older and legally responsible for my actions. A copy of this authorization shall be considered as effective, and as valid as the original. By signing and submitting this form, I affirm that I have read, understand and will adhere to these statements. _______________________________ ______________ Students Signature Date
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Use this letter as a guide for you and your advisor during registration for classes at Red Raider Orientation.
WOODWINDS, BRASS, PERCUSSION, GUARD AND TWIRLERS
Though you will be auditioning during summer band you must also register for the percussion sectional class.
PercussionMUEN 3103-204 It meets MWF 11:00-11:50 for one hour credit
*If you do not make the band, you will be automatically dropped from the class with no charge.
Everyone must register for band: Marching Band can count as a PE requirement or a Fine Arts elective under the General Education Requirements. Band meets every day regardless of the number of credit hours you choose.
Rehearsals are MWF 12:00-12:50 and TTH 12:30-1:50 There are four options for enrollment: 1) One PE credit..MUEN 1103-201 2) One Fine Arts creditMUEN 3103-201 3) One PE and One Fine Arts credit at the same time..Both above courses 4) Two Fine Arts Credits.MUEN 3203-201
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- Performer exhibits the best possible control and a highly developed concept of tone production. - Breath support is proper and always maintained. - Tonal focus is rarely lost and timbre is consistent throughout and characteristic of the best WW/Brass sound. - Instrument is always in tune and when pitch inconsistencies occur, they are quickly corrected. - Performers exhibit a consistent and mature approach to articulation, style and technique. - Phrases begin and end appropriately and rhythmic integrity is solid. - Lapses are rare and minor (concentration appears to be superior).
- Performer exhibits good control of most aspects of proper tone production. - Breath support and characteristic timbre may be adversely affected in extremes of range and volume, but generally is correct, unimpaired and obliterated. - The majority of the instruments are in tune and tonal focus