Symphonic Band-Demic

Week 7: April 28-May 1

Week 7 Words from Mr. Wood

Hopefully you saw our smore regarding auditions (here is a link). Since we are not going to have a solo contest, we are shifting to audition music for the end of the year. To facilitate this we are going to have two afternoon and two late morning help sessions (all optional) that is open to all 6th and 7th grade students. This will help us meet the deadline of May 11th as per Mrs. Robinson's instructions to us.

Have a great week!

7th Grade Audition Help Sessions

All 7th grade students are encouraged to log into one of our eight zoom help sessions.

  • Wednesdays & Fridays 4/29, 5/1, 5/6, 5/8 from 11:00-11:30. Click THIS LINK

  • Tuesday & Thursdays 4/28, 4/30, 5/5, & 5/7 from 1:30-2:00. Click THIS LINK

When you log on please be sure to mute your microphone, but have your video on. A director will play sections for you and give you a chance to demonstrate (if you wish) or have any questions answered that you might have. These eight zoom sessions are the ONLY help directors are offering in an effort to keep things on a level playing field for all students. If you would like additional help please consider enrolling in private lessons. Email Ms. Hoffman at if you would like information on how to enroll.

Woodwind/Brass Video Links: (if your instrument is not listed you can use any of the links below).

Flute Clarinet Trumpet Horn Trombone Euphonium Tuba

Percussion: be sure to check canvas and google classroom and let Mr. Seymour know if you have any questions.

8th Grade Help Sessions

8th graders are welcome to log in to zoom to ask questions regarding your high school audition music.

FHS 8th grade help sessions will be Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:00. Click THIS LINK.

MHS 8th grade help sessions will be Wednesday and Friday from 2:30-3:00. Click THIS LINK

Memorial High School Audition Information

HERE IS THE LINK to find information for the 2020-2021 Memorial High School Band Audition. Submission deadline for all students will be Friday, May 1 in Google Classroom. Please be sure to submit your materials on time so that the band directors can work with MHS counselors to finalize schedules for next year. Good luck and happy practicing!! Note that the google class code in the packet is incorrect. It is actually 2cnnch5- also log in with your FISD student email account. If you have any questions please email Mr. Nitsch or Ms. Pyle.

Frisco High School Audition Information

Frisco Band Auditions for the 2020-21 school year- recorded submissions to be uploaded between May 10 and May 15: Brass and Woodwind students, click here to download and print/save your audition scales and etudes! (Note: PERCUSSION students will be receiving materials and completing their audition at a later date). The audition packet cover page has instructions for uploading your recordings. The BEST way for students to prepare for their audition is through private lessons with their lessons teacher- many teachers are still teaching remotely during social distancing. If your student was not already enrolled in private lessons, we invite them to get a head start with the teacher for their instrument at FHS. Contact Mr. Simon for information (