SMS Horn Band-Demic

Week 8: May 4-8

Week 8 Words from Mr. Wood

We are going to continue to focus on auditions (link), but be sure to check out our information regarding other end of year procedures below. We miss making music in person and hope you all have a great week!

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 Help Sessions

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 if you would like information on how to enroll.

Audition Practice Videos

If you cannot meet us for our zoom meetings below are some play along videos at two speeds- 80 & 100. Please be sure to focus on keeping a steady beat and playing with your best sound!

If you have any questions please emails Mr. Wood at

Horn Audition @ 80bpm
Horn Audition @ 100bpm