Honor Band-Demic

Week 7: April 28 - March 3, 2020

Assignment This Week

Hey everyone!

Your assignment this week is:

  • Record yourself playing your entire solo and upload it to "Week 38 eLearning assignment" in canvas by Sunday.
  • Keep up with your daily warm up and scales!

Audition Music Time! Check out the videos below for helpful tips on your audition music!

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

Let me know if you have any questions!


Ms. Hoffman

7th Grade Audition Music

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.

7th Grade Audition Help Session

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 hoffmans@friscoisd.org if you would like information on how to enroll.

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

Note to MHS 8th Graders

You should have received an email recently from the Memorial Band Staff. Please reach out to them directly if you have any questions. Note that they are asking future MHS band students to submit their audition by May 1st and the updated google classroom code is 2cnnch5. Also be sure you are logging in with your FISD email address.

Note to FHS 8th Graderes

You should have received an email from Mr. Simon recently. If you did not please click THIS LINK to view the information. There is a lot of great information about auditions as well as the upcoming virtual parent meeting on 4/30.


I would encourage all Honor Band Members to use this time to refresh your scales! We hope to come back and even though we don't know what music or performances will look like

8 Concert Pitch Scales