Double Reed Band-Demic

Week 8: March 4 - 8, 2020

A Note from Ms. Hoffman

Hey everyone!

Your assignment this week is:

  • Prepare the End of Year Audition Music 2 scales of your choice and submit to the "Staley Band Placement Exam Recording" In Canvas

Everyone should prepare the music and submit a video as this is also your exam grade for band.

Only those who are continuing in band will know their band placement.


Student Check Out Form- Please take time to fill out the form below. It will help guide us as a band staff regarding instrument check-in and closing out the year information. If you have any questions please let me know. We are asking that every student/family in the program fill out this form by Wednesday 5/13 as it impacts our district mandated instrument collection day on Monday 5/18. Thank you.

Audition Music + 2 Scales of Your Choice

You may find your audition music HERE. Click on your instrument to print your music.

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.


Oboe should watch the flute videos and Bassoons should watch the Trombone videos but feel free to watch any of them!

All info can be found at https://www.staleyband.org/audition.html

Audition Help Session

All 6th and 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 hoffmans@friscoisd.org if you would like information on how to enroll.

Audition Help Videos

Staley Flute Audition Practice Video (mm.1-8)
Staley Flute Audition Practice Video (mm9-End)
Trombone Audition @ 80bpm
Staley Flute Audition Music (mm.1-8)
Staley Flute Audition Music (mm. 9-end)
Trombone Audition @ 100bpm
Staley Flute Audition (Full)

SCALES!!